Wednesday, July 29, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like...

...uh, well, Christmas.

And I know it's early for that. I do. But I'm all about listening to the spirit and going where it moves me. Creatively speaking, anyway. I can't help it if has moved me straight into the Christmas season in the middle of July. S'not my fault.

And so consequently the last few days have been about snowflakes and Christmas and all things frosty.

I was partly spurred on by my desire to attempt the last snowflake pattern again, only this time using proper crochet thread.

Crocheting with crochet thread is not for the faint of heart, it turns out. It's tiny. It's almost like crocheting with really thick hair and a safety pin, but once you get used to the feel of the web-like thread and the impossibly tiny hook, it's really no different than any other kind of hooking.

As long as your eyes hold out all the way to the end of the project, of course. And thank God I've attempted this before 40. My eyesight is already waning, so who knows how long I'll be able to hook with such wispy little tools.

Lord, that's depressing. But, also, that's life.

July 27, 2009

If you look closely you'll be able to see that this snowflake, the same pattern as the one I made on Sunday, is definitely finer and daintier.

And because it's just not Christmas without a little greenery, here's a wreath photo frame.

Well, that's what it's supposed to be. I imagine stiffener is supposed to be involved here, as is using the correct type of yarn/thread, but I opted for this pale green Moda Dea Beadnik, complete with seed beads and shot through with a sparkly little thread you probably can't see in this photo.

So my wreath is larger than the pattern intends, but still frame-size. And, I think, quite pretty all on its own.

July 28, 2009

Boy, I could go for a Terry's Chocolate Orange right about now. A stocking-toe staple in our house.


Scrappy_Lady said...

I think I like the first snowflake better... the one with more "meat on it's bones".

Hennifer said...

Oh, oh, oh!!! This is it. This is definitely how my crocheted ornaments are covered, with this thread as you say.

Oh! I'm so excited and now kind of worried I may never have the skill.

Thank you for sharing!