I finished the snowflake scarf last night. The only problem is that no picture can capture the sparkle of that slender strand of sterling silver that runs through this exquisite yarn. It makes this sumptuously soft combination of merino wool, silk, and nylon dance when the light hits it! This is the perfect yarn for crocheting this scarf because it looks like a fresh fallen snow with the sun shining all over it. It's like seeing the ground covered in millions of sparkly diamonds. And what girl doesn't like a vision like that?!
Here's a few snowflake facts I found fascinating:
~Billions of snowflakes fall during one short snowstorm.
~The average snowflake falls at a speed of 3.1 miles per hour.
~The largest snowflake ever recorded was 15 inches wide & 8 inches thick. It was seen in 1887 at Fort Keogh, Montana by a man named Matt Coleman.
~There are 35 different types of snowflakes.
~People buy more cakes, cookies, & candies than any other food when a blizzard is in the forecast.
~ It's the ever-changing environment inside of clouds that makes snowflakes unique.
~And my absolute favorite!~
~In Prince Edward Island, Canada, where the soil is red clay, snowflakes often look pink because red dust from the soil is blown into the air & absorbed by the clouds.
I would love a ground full of PINK SNOW! And I have to say that the harder it snows, the more I bake. If we get snowed in at least we'll have plenty of goodies to eat:)!
Recommended reading: "Field Guide to Snowflakes"
by Ken Libbrecht
"The Christmas Quilt"
by Thomas J. Davis
A quote from "The Christmas Quilt":
"Christmas 1942 stands out in my mind for a lot of reasons. More happened that day than happens most years. For one thing, it snowed. We get snow in the North Georgia mountains, but rarely on Christmas Day. I still remember running around outside the house, chasing fat flakes that fell slow like fluffy seeds off a cottonwood tree. I love snow, just like Granny did."
"Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow." Psalm 51:7
"He sends forth His command to the earth;
His word runs very swiftly.
He gives snow like wool;
He scatters the frost like ashes." Psalm 147:15,16
Remember when you are shoveling snow this year and cleaning off cars, to look around you at the miraculous beauty of snow. Breathe deeply and inhale the fresh scent that must carry the very breath of God in it!
Happy Snow Days!
I'm so excited! I just put this scarf up for sale on my Etsy shop and 20 minutes later it sold!!:)
On monday morning it will start its journey to North Carolina. God is So Good!