Just a quick post to show some crochet snowflakes before I send them off to my daughter, although she will probably arrive here to spend Christmas before they are delivered to her home.
She asked me some time ago to make her these snowflakes to hang at the window, on the Xmas tree or wherever and I made them last month, quick and easy to crochet from a pattern I found in a past edition of our needlework magazine called Labores.
I used perlé Nº 12 and was blocking them normally when I realized that they needed stiffening if they were to hang anywhere. I looked up the quantities of sugar and water.....ok, one cup of sugar and half of water...what sort of cup? well, a tea cup of course! no? apparently not.....special cup sizes, goodness..... anyway apart from the mixture rendering enough for two hundred odd snowflakes and my fingers sticking to scores of pins, to my slipped glasses, and a blob dropping to the floor which was instantly trodden on by DH who innocently squelched it throughout the house, my reward was beautifully stiff snowflakes.
I just love them and attached a few glass drops with invisible thread. Must make more next year.See you on the 19th for the Online Advent Calendar.
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