After knitting a Sky Blanket in 2012, last year I decided to Pom Pom the Sky: making a pom pom each day for a year, recording that day's weather.
I started in June, using six strands of yarn per pom pom, which meant I could use lots of different colour combinations to record the sky. I made pom poms for June and most of July... then I stopped.
I kept recording the sky colours but it took months to admit to myself that I wasn't going to restart my pom pom making, and more months after that to blog about it and publicly admit that I'd abandoned the project.
I'm making other plans for the finished pom poms, but in the meantime I have (finally!) finished all the made-but-still-scruffy-looking pompoms I made last year, lined them all up in date order...
... and taken some photos to celebrate their loveliness:
P.S. Fancy making your own sky pom poms? You could make a lovely 10 pom pom square cushion or wall hanging with just over three months worth of pom poms (maybe a summer's worth?).
I recommend this pom pom maker for easy-to-make, even pom poms (I used the 45mm one) and Stylecraft Special DK yarn for great sky colours (I used Silver, Grey, Aster, Cloud Blue and White).
I recorded the colours of the sky each day at midday, choosing colours for 6 strands of yarn (e.g. 2 x light blue, 2 x white, 2 x bright blue). To make each pom pom I wound 3 strands of yarn round each side of the pom pom maker (wrapping the yarn round 40 times to make a nice dense pom pom), then tied a little tag on with the date so I could arrange the pom poms in calendar order later.