12 February 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Smothered

Snowlace

Covered

Puff, the Magic Snowflake

Two Thirds

Snowflake Magnet

Selective

Frosty Rose

Ring Around the Snowflake

Frozen Crocodile Tears

Where's mine?!?

Flaked

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  1. They look amazing with the "real thing" covering them.
    I have to admit that the covered rocks intrigues me and I may do some for our garden this year. Are you using a regular cotton thread or the nylon threads I have seen in the stores?

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    1. Thanks, Jody! It was fun watching the snow build its own designs on the rocks!

      I am using regular cotton thread, but I think nylon thread would be highly durable and weather resistant. I'm using one of those Big Balls of Lydia's size 10 (a mile of thread or some such worthy figure) in ecru that I picked up at a JoAnn's that was closing. It was on clearance, something like 60% off, but also stained and dirty, not loved where it had been available for purchase for so long. So I thought it would be perfect for rocks. The first five or six rocks have some real stains on them, but you'd never know.

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  2. Very pretty with some snow on :)

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    1. Thanks, Cat! I wish we'd gotten more snow than what you see in these photos...

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  3. I like these creative snow-on-snowflake pattern shots.

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    1. Thanks, CameraGirl! I thought it was pretty clever!

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  4. Good morning. I was just wondering how long the crochet will last around the rocks before the sun disintegrates the thread. Love your pictures and I too wish you had gotten more snow to help prevent fires this summer. In talking to my co-workers in Colorado, it seems like it's been a pretty dry winter. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Whoa! Greetings to you in the way up north!!!

      I'm not sure how long the thread will last; this will be their second summer, they get only half-day sun, and I do believe they are accomplishing their purpose in cooling off the garden just a tad. So it's worth it to me however long they do last. Plus, they look a lot prettier than the plain rock that came with the house. ! One thing for sure, at least the color won't fade the way the yarn-bombing downtown has! Those huge (acrylic yarn) flowers made by the Ladies Fanciwork Society are getting pretty darned ugly now! (third year)

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  5. lol, looks like you had a little help creating snowflakes. :) Looks very nice.

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    1. Ha, ha, Monica! Do you suppose if I made more snowflakes, maybe the real snow would try to catch up with me?!? (Still suffering from drought here...)

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  6. The snow patterns are quite pretty. I see a resemblance between the snow and the yarn, though at different scales of detail.

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    1. Thank you, catsynth. Makes me feel good to know I've achieved the effect!

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  7. I like the second to last one where the melted snow echoes the pattern of the crochet!

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    1. Thank you, Margaret! I like that one too, just because it was so different than the rest, even though they are all together in the same rock bed!

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  8. Pinocchio flakes! (He always dreamed of being a "real" boy.) :)

    I too have been wondering about the thread, so was glad to see your answers above.

    Fantastic photos - but when are they not?

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    1. Awwww, blush! I like the idea of Pinocchio snowflakes!!!

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  9. What a creative idea - real snow on your snowflake patterns. I love them... especially seeing how the snow melted relative to your pattern. I especially love the 4th one for that reason.

    I have a macro lens that a very generous friend is loaning me. He has an incredible collection of lenses, and keeps loaning them to me in rapid-fire succession. It's a 100 mm lens, and if I bought my own, I think that I'd get an extension tube as well... I'd love to be able to get super-duper close-ups.

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