Besides, that way I get to make some every year, without getting snowballed by a pile of snowflakes.
Yesterday I made this one that I found on Petals To Picots
It is such a pretty design...but ugh! Look at that yarn! All fluffy and yucky! It was the first ball my hand fell on, and while it is fine to work with I do NOT like the snowflake result!
I did what I usually do with the snowflakes :
Pin them out on cardboard (covered with wax paper) or some packing foam. Or as in this case a used foam plate. I then paint it with a mix of PVA glue and water. Almost half half, with the bigger half (LOL) being glue. ~ That brush looks icky, but it is just a clean -retired- oil painting brush.
The yarn looked just fine then...but below you can see more of the fuzzies when I pulled it off. What I do like about the water & glue mixture is that although it stiffens the item so that it holds the shaped you pinned it into, it remains flexible and fairly soft to the touch.
Here is a comparison to one (of only two) of the flakes that remained from last year. See what I mean about the difference in yarn?
I do not like it. Not even a little bit. I shall have to remake this one. I LIKE the pattern! -and you can find it here-