Oh wow, just got around to checking out this thread and I have to say, an afghan like this is now on my to-do list. Probably not the same pattern as shown, but maybe.
I'm a fan of ice blue and white as color choices, btw, for snowflake patterns, or else pine and white or pine and cream.
recent FOs: Shedir cap, Bricks of Atlantis, Pirates Hat, Citrine Socklets, Teddy bears, 1 entrelac sock
OTN: scraps blanket, Shedir for Teenie, Ice Serpent Hat
NIL: Qiviuk tam re-visited; weatherproof gloves; sweaters
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