Hope everybody had a safe Fourth of July.
We hit the beach early, thinking that it would be crowded because it was one of those hazy, hot and humid days. There was a good crowd, but not as much as we thought. And so I settled down with my cappuccino, book, iPad (to check on the Wimbledon scores or watch a game or two), and my projects in my new bag – the one I won from the Haiti Crochet Project. It’s roomy, lightweight and sturdy. Check out the Etsy shop and help the women of Haiti.
Inside the bag is a new project that I wanted to start. Crocheted snowflakes, for the tree this year.
I thought that maybe it was time to hang crocheted snowflakes on the Christmas tree this year, for something different. I bought the book about two months ago, when there was a sale (Mother’s Day, I think). I got the RH Fashion Thread – I think that it will twinkle nicely when the lights hit the flakes. I’ll probably make a few with fine thread as well – my son said that snowflakes are supposed to be white, so I should make them in white. I’m thinking about a hundred flakes will be enough for the trees?
So, as we packed up this morning, I pulled out a ball of thread and the hook from the closet. It wasn’t until I got to the beach and settled down that I found out that it was the wrong size hook. aarrghhh It was two sizes too small.
The finished flakes sort of looked like the picture in the book. I’ll block it later – oh my, I just realized that I’m going to have a lot of flakes to block! oh-kaaayyy …..
At the end of the day, I only managed to finish one more flake. Five down, 95 to go.