Continuing with my Christmas crochet, I spotted a fab book entitled '100 Crocheted Snowflakes' on Jeanet's blog. It was in Dutch but she kindly sent me a link to it here. Then I found 4 free patterns from this book on the Deramores site here. As I've now got patterns for about 20 different flakes I think I have enough to play around with.
Last night I was busy experimenting with different yarns for my snowflakes and then I tried to choose the one I like best to make a garland and I like them all in different ways! I think for a garland though that the 2nd from the left, on the top, would be good as it's firm and chunky as the ones with long pointy bits could get a bit floppy.
|Unblocked snowflakes, still all floppy!
Christmas knitting continues apace. I really must try to take photos before I wrap things as I often forget!
Last night we had a little visitor in our bedroom looking for a place to stay over the cooler winter months.
|Beautiful green lacewing
I'd read on the uksafari.com website that they change colour during the cooler months but I was still surprised when I saw the same lacewing this morning -
|Beautiful pinky/brown lacewing
Lights, camera, action!What's all this about? Watch this space!
|Mandy, Jennifer & George