The Snow Dudes might finally make an Appearance, along with real snow!

My OMG for January is The Snow Dudes. I am altering it a bit, to suit my space and vision. I cut my background longer and more narrow which meant the snowflakes would need to be reduced to 1. I even changed out the snowflake for one I found online. I also changed the direction of the 2 HST blocks along the short side. My OCD wouldn’t allow them to stay as they were. LOL

Pattern no long available on Craftsy, not sure if she will be selling it anywhere else.

My altered version

I used a dark blue background to simulate a dusky sky, like a cold winter’s early evening. Love how the red inner border plays off that deep blue. For their eyes I raided my button jar and came up with several sets. One of the little snowmen has deep blue eyes instead of coal black! Just need to layer and quilt it so I can get it bound and on my table. And who knows, we are due for snow this weekend, so just maybe the Snow Dudes can be joined by some real snowmen?

I have been working on the cowl choice, No Harm No Cowl. I am not 100% happy with my color choices, but I am just going to ride it out and finish it. Since this is going into a gift box for Christmas  I am hoping it will take someone’s fancy. I think I am just going to put the items out and let my family pick. You never know what someone will love.

I know I should have used more of the green I cast on with sooner than I have,
but more of it is coming.

So, how are your challenges and goals going this month? Keeping up or barely treading water?

16 thoughts on “The Snow Dudes might finally make an Appearance, along with real snow!

  1. claire93 January 10, 2019 / 6:58 am

    I really like the change you made with the triangles on Snow Dudes!

    • chrisknits January 10, 2019 / 8:32 am

      Thanks! I just can’t take discord in my life, knitting, quilting, or sewing! I even straighten pictures on the walls of offices and other people’s homes!

  2. rl2b2017 January 10, 2019 / 10:17 am

    Hi Chris! Aww, I love the changes you made to the Snow Dudes. We’re due for some snow on Saturday, too. It sounds like half the country will be in this storm’s path. Great job on all the changes – how do you plan to quilt it? Just curious as I always seem to fall back on the crosshatch. I need to up my game a bit on table runners! Happy Thursday to you. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • chrisknits January 10, 2019 / 11:01 am

      Thank you! I plan to do wavy lines like the wind is blowing.


  3. delightedhands January 10, 2019 / 1:35 pm

    Nice job on the table runner! So far so good on the cowl!

    • chrisknits January 10, 2019 / 2:12 pm

      Thanks! Now to get that runner layered and start quilting!


  4. ellen January 10, 2019 / 6:09 pm

    I love snow dudes!!! It looks so good Chris! The dark blue is really nice!

    • chrisknits January 10, 2019 / 8:11 pm

      Thanks! Now I hope I can do it justice with the quilting. > >

  5. Vireya Jacquard January 10, 2019 / 7:03 pm

    Your Snow Dudes are wonderful! I much prefer your snowflake – snowflakes should have 6 arms, not 4 or 8. I would have had to turn those triangles, too. They would have driven me nuts the way the pattern has them.

    • chrisknits January 10, 2019 / 8:11 pm

      LOL! I knew I wasn’t the only one! Symmetry is my middle name. 😆 > >

  6. dezertsuz January 10, 2019 / 8:22 pm

    The runner looks wonderful! I like your altered version a lot. I hope you don’t get too much snow. Unless you really want it, and then I hope you get lots. LOL The cowl looks warm and lovely. I’m sure it will find a home. If it doesn’t, you can send it to me. =)

    • chrisknits January 10, 2019 / 8:25 pm

      Thanks! I don’t mind snow, but then I can choose whether or not to get out in it. LOL! > >

  7. quiteayarnblog January 12, 2019 / 6:51 pm

    Love your Snow Dudes – so cute! And the cowl is very pretty – true that if it doesn’t suit you, someone will love it. Yay for early gift knitting!

    • chrisknits January 12, 2019 / 7:01 pm

      Thanks, I am hoping I can sustain the gift knitting through the year so there’s no mad scramble at the last minute! > >

  8. Anja @ Anja Quilts January 13, 2019 / 9:29 pm

    Your snowman are adorable. Thanks for linking up with Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday.

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