20 March 2017

Snowflake Monday

I thought this hike to Highland Mary Lakes was about as close as I've ever been to Storm King Peak, 125th tallest peak in Colorado. It's taller than but hidden behind Peaks One, Two and Three to the left in this photo from our last trek up to Highland Mary Lakes.

When I asked The Lizard if he had a photo of Storm King Peak, he reminded me we had a much closer view when we traversed Hunchback Pass into the Vallecito drainage. This is one his photos from that magnificent backpack trip. Storm King Peak is the far right mountain, and Lizard says he thinks I might be able to climb that mountain one day.

Even I got a photo of a sliver of Storm King Peak during that trip! You can definitely tell what I focus on compared to what The Lizard photographs.

Storm King Peak at 13,752 feet sits in the middle of the chain of Grenadier Mountains, a subset of the Needle Mountains Range, which is a subrange of the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado, where we'll be pedaling this year during Ride the Rockies. This is the stormy view of Molas Pass, the second of three alpine passes I'll attempt to climb on Day Four. I did this same section on Day 4 of the 2010 Ride the Rockies, but in the opposite direction. So I know it can be done. I just have to train like crazy!

You may do whatever you'd like with snowflakes you make from this pattern, but you may not sell or republish the pattern. Thanks, and enjoy!

Finished Size: 5 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 7 crochet hook, empty pizza box, wax paper or plastic wrap, cellophane tape, water soluble school glue or desired stiffener, water, glitter, small container for glue/water mixture, paintbrush, stick pins that won't be used later for sewing, clear thread or fishing line

Storm King Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: . 12 sc in ring; sl st in starting sc. Don't pull magic ring too tight.

Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc and ch 1), * 1 dc in next sc, ch 1, 1 dc in next sc, ch 3, 1 dc in same sc, ch 1; repeat from * around 4 times; 1 dc in next sc, ch 1, 1 dc in next same sc as sl st, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 3 to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.

Round 3: 2 sc over post of dc directly below, * 2 sc in each of next 2 ch 1 sp, 2 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 12, 2 sc in same sp; repeat from * around 4 times; 2 sc in each of next 2 ch 1 sp, 2 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 5, 1 trtr in starting sc to form 10th ch 12 loop of Round.
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Round 4: 2 sc over post of trtr directly below, 2 hdc in same sp, 2 dc in same sp, 2 tr in same sp, * ch 3, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook (sc picot made), in next ch 12 loop work [2 tr, 2 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 3 ch, ch 7, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 4 ch, ch 15, sl st in 14th and 15th ch from hook, working back down branch ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 4 ch, sl st in next ch (between 5 sl st branch and 4 sl st branch), ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 3 ch, sl st in next ch (between 4 sl st branch and 3 sl st branch), ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, sl st in next ch (between 3 sl st branch and main body of snowflake) (tree branch made) **, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc and 2 tr] 6 times, ending ** on final repeat; sl st in starting sc; bind off. Weave in ends.

Finish: Tape wax paper or plastic wrap to top of empty pizza box. Pin snowflake to box on top of wax paper or plastic wrap.

If using glue, mix a few drops of water with a teaspoon of glue in small washable container. Paint snowflake with glue mixture or desired stiffener. Sprinkle lightly with glitter. Wash paintbrush and container thoroughly. Allow snowflake to dry at least 24 hours. Remove pins. Gently peel snowflake from wax paper or plastic wrap. Attach 10-inch clear thread to one spoke, weaving in end. Wrap fishing line around tree branch (or tape to ceiling or any overhead surface) and watch snowflake twirl freely whenever you walk by! Snowflake also may be taped to window or tied to doorknob or cabinet handle.

1 comment :

  1. Good luck training away. Hopefully the rainbow shines on through as you pedal away the opposite way.


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