I have a file folder on my computer named "Sunrise and Sunsets" where I tend to put any photo taken from my deck of the lake, mountain, hills and skies. This morning, the photo really was a sunrise. We have had some really weird weather for Spring in the Pacific Northwest, and by that I mean...Sunshine. We don't have curtains or a shade on the french doors to our bedroom which opens out on the deck and faces East. When there are no clouds, I wake up with the sun. I woke up at 5 this morning, and had to try to get a shot of the reddish haze over the Cascades. There weren't enough clouds to have a real red sunrise, but the sky just glowed a bit. It was a beautiful way to wake up.
One of the things I like most about the Harry Potter Knitting/Crochet House Cup is that I have learned to finish as I go. Since I am making snowflakes for my OWL this term, I need to keep up on stiffening them.
Tonight I took the snowflakes I have hooked so far and blocked them.
First I made some 6 pointed templates, put those on my blocking mats (children's play mats) and covered them with some plastic wrap.
Then, I made a mixture of 1/2 white glue and 1/2 water.
I soaked each snowflake, wrung them out, and pinned them to the mat.
The next thing I need to do is steam and fill the Christmas Balls. Well, Ball. So far I have only finished 1. I thought they would take about 2 hours or so each, and well, the first one took about 6 hours... I hope I get faster.
shaping the planet with sticky hands.