Wednesday, January 11, 2006

A Tale of Two Snowflakes

Our story begins with Snowflake A (aka the 1980s leaflet snowflake, discussed in the last post). Snowflake A was Jen’s first attempt at thread crochet. And though it was slowgoing and the flake was a little boring, it was pretty. Jen liked Snowflake A. So, anticipating an easy finish, she sat down to work on Snowflake A this evening. And bang! Within 20 minutes, she was on the homestretch. Just one more section ~ wait a minute. What the heck? The pattern alternated big and small points… and somehow Jen ended up with two big points in a row! How could this happen? Jen carefully rechecked the pattern. Could it be in Round 2 she goofed? She decided to frog the pretty Snowflake A and re-crochet Rounds 2 and 3. But. The thread knotted. And twisted. And became such a mess that Jen couldn’t even pull out her work. So, in desperation, the scissors came out. Snip, snip. There went beautiful Snowflake A. Now quite irritable (to put it mildly) Jen decided SHE WOULD COMPLETE ONE SNOWFLAKE TONIGHT. Dang nabbit. Enter Snowflake B. Easy pattern. Boring flake. But it only took 20 minutes to finish! And that’s what Jen needed to prop up her teetering snowflake confidence. So, here is unblocked, unstarched, un-beautiful Snowflake B:

And now Jen is going to think summer thoughts and forget that snowflakes even exist!


Blogger Lynn / vigilant20 said...

lol such a cute but frustrating story, at least you accomplished yer snowflakey goal :)

2:35 AM  
Blogger KathyMarie said...

It may be a small snowflake, but it's a finished snowflake.

When I first saw your picture I thought you were growing bamboo in your living room. Then I considered the probability of this and I reorganized my brain to decipher candles on a table. Even though thinking of you growing bamboo was really really fun. :)

9:23 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Flake frustration must have been running rampant in Michigan yesterday, cuz I had *the* most awful time trying to get one done too!! :P And anyways, who needs snowflakes when it's 50 degrees out?!?

9:51 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

That's one more snowflake than I've ever made, lol. I have so much snow surrounding my house, I really can't bring myself to crochet more.

10:28 AM  
Blogger DAWN said...

Thread is a tricky thing. I think for your first and second try you did might fine. Keep it up and in no time you will be creating snowflakes at weatherman speed.

4:16 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Ack! That would make me very grouchy indeed! But snowflake B looks very nice! Really! :)

5:10 PM  

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