Nature not providing snowflakes this year?...make your own! This scarf project took me two years to complete...though not all of it was knitting. I began with a gorgeous silk yarn...blue and grey with clear glass beads. To me, the colors spoke of icy cold and wanted to be reincarnated in lace...into snowflakes. I searched for the perfect snowflake scarf, but found that it was published in German. After hacking my way into a knitting group (in German), I eventually found the free pattern and, because it came with a chart, was able to construct the scarf despite the language barrier. My family heard my grumbling...first through my computer hacking woes, then through the language problem, and finally through the lace counting woes...but in the end, the result was lovely and well worth the effort. Mother Nature, by contrast, turns out snowflakes by the million on a daily basis every year...each one uniquely beautiful...and never complains. I think we should give her this year off and knit a few of our own snowflakes in her stead.
HERE is a link to the pattern I used for my scarf [Snowflake Scarf (Schnee flocken schal)
by Monika Eckert (Wollklabauter)], as well as a link to a lovely WINTER WONDERLAND SHAWL (Sharon Winsauer, Aurora Alpacas) and DANCE OF THE SNOWFLAKES SHAWL (Sharon Winsauer, Crazy Lace Lady).