Hamantaschen Noisemaker by Joanne Seiff
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Hamantaschen Noisemaker

Knitting
February 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Twisted Knit Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
160 yards (146 m)
One size: approximately 6.5"X4.5"X4.5"
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Noise makers are an essential part of creating a fuss on Purim! Noise is also a great way to help us through the darkness of those last days of winter and on to the joy of spring. The noisemaker looks like the cookie (called “Haman’s pocket” or Hamantaschen) that many people bake and eat on this Jewish holiday. Filled with jam, the cookies add sweetness to the celebration.

Even if you’re not celebrating Purim…this is a great baby rattle or toy to promote musical play with kids.
This requires 3 colors of yarn (1 skein each of Spud & Chloe Sweater in Toast, Firecracker and Pollen in the sample project), some stuffing (I used wool roving) and an “egg shaker” percussion rattle for each noisemaker, inexpensive and available at music stores.