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.
I went ahead and crocheted, anyway. A little slow-going at the beginning, and picots galore. I made these first four in just over an hour.
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.