Well before Christmas I went to try to finish my blue doily I was working on to give as gift but I ended up finding that I missed joining a ring in the previous row. I found it after I had went past it by 3 big motifs. I set it aside and let it just about drive me crazy trying to decide what to do with the mistake. I had seriously thought about just leaving the mistake alone and just finishing the doily so I could use it as Christmas gift. I let it frustrate me so badly that I ended up not getting it done.
I don't want to post a picture of the little tree motifs I did for Christmas cards until I get them all sent out ( I know... I am super lame being so late with them!) I will try to get them sent out tonight and post a picture later. I had actually gotten all the Christmas ones done well before Christmas so I moved onto making snowflakes. I needed something simple and repetitive to help keep my mind occupied and that would cause the least amount of stress. Had I thought of snowflakes before I got halfway through making the trees I would have done snowflakes for the cards (another something to stress about and kick myself about).
I am only one motif away from completing the 25 motif challenge. I was thinking that my blue doily could complete it but I am still working on the silly thing. So I guess I will finish off the challenge with this snowflake. I saw something like it on pintrest but the link was a dead one so I decided to just try one like it and make up my own counts. The second one I tried I changed the counts a bit and wasn't paying too close attention and got way off on the counts while doing one of the arms so i decided instead of tearing it out I just kept going and made the next arms match the mistake. It is quite weird looking but after all...no two snowflakes look the same right?
Challenge completed.....and with weeks to spare!!
I had so much fun doing the challenge that I believe that I am going to go for another round. It has given me something to focus on when I cant seem to slow my head down from spinning. It has given me something to strive for when it has been difficult to look toward the future. I have already got a good start on it. Below are motifs 1,2 and 3
I saw a picture of these little snowflakes on pintrest and it wasn't hard to figure out the pattern. I was using cheap Aunt Lydias crochet thread in size 10 so the ring with the bead on it was very difficult to close and very hard to keep tension on so I don't love how they turned out but they are kind of cute none the less. They work up super fast so I may have to try to find some Lizbeth thread and so some more of them.
I only made one of these little snowflakes whose pattern can be found here at Tats all called Betsy snowflake. I don't like how the middle bunched up so so I didn't try another one.
I want to thank all those who help out to keep the 25 motif challenge going! I would imagine it is a pretty huge task but believe me when I say that I appreciate it more than words can say!