Monday, September 12, 2011
We're very sad that the ski season is drawing to a close. We've just had a very exciting weekend, with Tom competing in the national ski races at Falls Creek. He joined his school team for the first time this year. On Saturday he came 14th nationally in his division, which included boys in the year above him. He is as pleased as punch and we are hugely proud of him. It's a very exciting turn of events for someone who was a beginner skier at the start of the season.
While the boys have been busy improving their skiing form I have enjoyed many indoor hours at the snow. I'm a fair weather skier so if the conditions weren't great I opted for indoor pursuits.
In a tiny apartment the housework takes but a minute so I indulged in a little hand sewing, knitting and crochet. These snowflake motifs are from this book.
When stitched together they are supposed to look like this:
Isn't it dreamy. But then I'm not quite sure how this works because the little one in the image is bigger in reality.
I guess that's where reading Japanese comes in handy, as you can understand yarn and hook recommendations. So for now I don't think these will progress much further.
They are gorgeous... I think perhaps the point of the smaller snowflake is supposed to fit into the dip of the bigger motif.... does that make it better? I suppose reading japanese would help alot :-) the thought of crocheting snowflakes in a chalet is divine...
Posted by: Elisha | Monday, September 12, 2011 at 02:17 PM
You could always hang them from the Christmas tree....Imagine one just filled with acqua snowflakes and maybe white baubles....just gorgeous.
Learning to crochet is on my list for this winter's pursuits !
Ah, and congratulations to the proud skier!!!Way to go Tom!!!
Posted by: Rocío | Monday, September 12, 2011 at 04:44 PM
What fantastic snowflakes! The scarf you put on Fickr is absolutely gorgeous... what yarn/ hook have you used? I'm glad I found you blog today :)x
Posted by: Jill | Monday, September 12, 2011 at 07:50 PM
It looks very beautiful!... Have a good day!
Posted by: Daniela | Monday, September 12, 2011 at 09:46 PM
You're so funny -- I've often wished I could read Japanese LOL. Those snowflakes are beautiful, regardless of their size! Congratulations to your son!
Posted by: Thimbleanna | Monday, September 12, 2011 at 10:47 PM
They look so wonderful, from the picture and maybe its my wonky eyes, I think they will go together just fine, maybe you should try! Love it!
Posted by: Anne | Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 04:16 PM
so gorgeous, bet they'll be beautiful no matter what you do with them! xo amy
Posted by: Amy | Friday, September 16, 2011 at 02:07 AM
the crochet thread they are using in the Japanese book is MUCH smaller than the crochet thread we have easily accessible in the states.
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I like all the points you have made.
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Posted by: webmin handy | Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 08:52 PM
I THINK YOUR FLAKES ARE BEAUTIFUL.I HAVE MADE THEM FOR YEARS AND SOLD THEM FOR EXTRA CASH AT CHRISTMAS. THEY ALSO ARE LOVELY ON GIFT PACKAGES A D PEOPLE HAVE A BIT OF YOU TO PUT ON THEIR TREE OR IN THEIR WINDOW.
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