Wednesday, September 21, 2011

WIP Wednesday

let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Only 94 days to Christmas!
Time to get going on Christmas knitting and crocheting!

Okay, it's only September so I suppose there's really no reason to panic. These little snowflakes have been in my queue for a while - I've got a thing about snowflakes and these could be really cute with the addition of interesting little faces. These are crocheted from white baby yarn held double - stash busting, yay! - using a 5.00mm/US H8 hook and finish at 4.25" across. Just as the designer suggests, I think these'll be really cute to decorate packages or to feature on handmade Christmas cards.

teeny, tiny eyes
Have a look, these 7mm googley eyes are too small, aren't they? Poor snowflake looks shocked and overwhelmed with its teeny, tiny eyes. Maybe I can use the ends to close up the centre hole - no need for all the flakes to sport horrified expressions!

Has anyone used spray starch? I'm wondering whether I can spray starch the finished flakes to block the points out nicely and to stiffen up the finished flakes a bit. The yarn is acrylic; can I starch it? And what about spray glitter? Is that a good idea or is it altogether too much? Oh the possibilities!

So now you know the slightly crazy stuff going on around here. Have a look at the list over at Tami's Amis - it's almost certain that there are people putting their time to more practical use!

16 comments:

tintocktap said...

Love the snowflakes - specially with the googly eyes!

I haven't found spray starch very starchy, but it depends how stiff you want. If you want it solid and hard, the sugar solution works for me!

pinkundine said...

The snowflake does look a little shocked! I love the idea of spray glitter - glitter is never too much when it comes to Christmas ;)

Thinkin' Out Loud said...

I love the Snowflakes. I always plan to have nothing but hand-made ornaments on my tree but come Christmas I'm still crankin' out presents and haven't worked on a bit of stuff for it.

Amy said...

This is a lovely idea for Christmas, they'll look amazing on the tree!

Sarah (Crafts From The Cwtch) said...

Pretty snowflakes!

Denise said...

Your snowflakes are very pretty.

Karen said...

I love the snowflakes!

Nicky said...

Absolutely adorable. Love those snowflakes!!!!

CrochetBlogger said...

I think adding faces to snowflakes is a terrific fun idea!

Pearlin J said...

oo those snowflakes are soo cute! I haven't started Christmas crochet yet!!.

itstartedwithruby said...

oooh christmassy - love these!!

autumngeisha said...

Oh, I am feeling in the mood for Christmas now! Love the snowflakes. They are so pretty.

Abbie said...

There is a sugar water solution that makes crafts nice and stiff. I have never used it personally but I have seen a finished product and it has the look and feel I think you are going for.

knottygal said...

you are so well-planned.. forget Christmas.. My son's birthday is in 2 weeks and I haven't done anything about it yet..

great going..love the expression on the snowflake..

Magical Jane said...

Do you think that our role reversal is almost fully complete if I say "I like them without the faces!!!!"

lol - OMG, who are you? Did I just 'hear' you mention glitter? Glitter?

I'm pretty sure I have googly eyes if you want some ;) and you KNOW I've got lots of glitter!

WonderWhyGal said...

Yikes! How do you handle all of that detail work? They are super beautiful. LOVE THEM!