June 30, 2010

Creation: Crocheted Snowflakes

I went to a fabulous Christmas party hosted by my friend and fellow nutjob, Suzy, a couple of years ago. I thought I was the bee's knees bringing an Apple Raspberry Cream Cheese Torte, but then I noticed her tree. It was a green tree decorated in all white lights and the only ornaments were crocheted snowflakes, made by her grandmother and passed down. It was one of the most gorgeous trees I've ever seen. From then on I was a little obsessed with having a tree just like it. The only problem was that I didn't know how to crochet.

I went onto websites and checked out books from the library and spent lots of time and money in the yarn sections of various crafty stores. I've done other little crochet projects, but I was particularly proud of these:

They're blocked with a lot of pins and a mixture of glue and water. Details are in the pattern I got from a blog whose owner is quite the snowflake-maker. This is the same pattern, but two different sizes using different hooks. I sent the smaller one to my dad for Father's Day (it fit in the card better) because he's just as meticulous and detailed as a snowflake... get it?

So I now have one snowflake for my future tree. At this rate, that tree should be fully covered by the time I'm a grandmother and can pass them on to someone who just has to be related to me to get them. Gotta love heirlooms.

1 comment:

Stacey said...

Amazing! What a cool tradition! I'm still so impressed with your craftiness...

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