I was checking out ebay a few weeks ago for a pon pom maker. You know sometimes how you get the itch to find something that you just HAVE to have? Well I found this one. I had to get it if nothing else for the story behind it. The listing said that it was from Japan after WWII. A soldier was stationed there and bought it for his sweetie back home. I was so impressed that a soldier actually knew the love of his life well enough to know that he should get her a pon pom maker. I don't even think my husband would know what one is! Even if the story was made up, it still sold me on it and thank goodness I won it. It has 4 different sizes. 1 inch all the way up to 4 inches. The one pictured is the 4 inch. It took a lot of yarn, but I think it would be fun to make 10 or so for a scarf for my daughter for Christmas.