Solitary Snowflake

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If design were to be contrived as a recipe, this unusual combination would be the making of this week’s release, Snow Showers.

“Ingredients” – inputted by God throughout the past 25 years!

1 part Christmas gift box – Christmas 2019 (reused from 2018, 2017, 2016, 😉 you get the idea)

From Santa, no less!  Our favorite Matcha.
Yes, that's actual Christmas morning 2019 - Remix Hour vest, college t-shirt, Great Dane blanket, delicious present, and design inspiration sparking initial ideas.
From Santa, no less! Our favorite Jade Leaf Matcha.
2019 Christmas morning – Remix Hour vest, college t-shirt, Great Dane blanket, delicious present, and design inspiration sparking initial ideas.

1 part choir music from elementary school – yep that’s the 25 years ago reference.  In elementary school choir we sang “Solitary Snowflake” by Jerry Estes.  Now I don’t have any recordings from my school, but this gives you the feel… and fashion of the day! https://hallmanmusic.weebly.com/solitary-snow-flake.html

Solitary Snowflake Sheet music sample
Look what I found on the web after all these years 😉

2 parts yarn… plus 2 more parts yarn – originally selected by Malabrigo Quickies program, I admit to having a designer brain miscalculation with this design.  In my submission to be part of the 2020 Quickies, I carefully (uh-hum) calculated out how long I could create a two-color neck-thing design.  What I failed in was the fact it was double knit.  Since cotton doesn’t float cleanly, I used double knitting instead to achieve the look… and completely forgot it ate double the yarn!  But the fun news is a sister pattern is on it’s way (and hopefully we’ll have snow for the photo shoot).

Yarn support meet on-line LYS purchase.  Different dye lots, but look at those gorgeous tonal gradients!
Yarn support meet on-line LYS purchase. Different dye lots, but look at those gorgeous tonal gradients!

Shake vigorously and reveal!

For the dark blue, I went with the obvious mismatch so the two that were closer could be used in the 4 skein design to come!

Happy knitting on your Snow Showers

The hidden tie allows you to wear it loose or cinch it in for extra protection against Jack Frost
The hidden tie allows you to wear it loose or cinch it in for extra protection against Jack Frost

And stay tuned to see what happened when I found 2 more skeins arrived 😉.

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