I've always been partial to making snowflakes of the paper kind. What a great way to while away an hour or two clipping away and making flake after flake. At this time of year, they make nice decorations that people of all ages can make.
I was so excited to receive this great new book from St. Martin's Press the other day called 100 Snowflakes to Crochet by Caitlin Sainio (nice interview with the link). Considering the season, I thought it would be fun to try out a few of the patterns. I used a thinish cotton and a smallish crochet hook that I had on hand. Just want to admit that I am not the best crocheter! I picked random designs and followed the instructions which are very clear. It was a nice way to spend a couple hours one evening. These snowflakes would make lovely ornaments, holiday cards, and fund-raising craft items. I'm going to starch mine and hang them on our tree when I get a minute.
I liked the book so much, I asked St. Martin's for a book for a giveaway for one of my lucky readers. Here's how you enter.....
Answer the following question:
What is your favorite WINTER activity? It can be a memory from childhood or your present day life.
US addresses only. Contest closes Thursday December 20th at 11:59 p.m. so we can get the book in the mail to the winner before the holidays. As always, leave an easy way to get a hold of you - email, Rav ID, or blog address. Good luck everyone!