But it was Noel's original free pattern* and I had to try it to complete the set. Doesn't help that halfway through the last round I ran out of the #20 cotton I'd been using and the only other #20 I had was a decidedly dingier white.
*I called up her website on the Wayback Machine but I couldn't for the life of me find a link to this pattern. If anyone remembers the actual url please let me know. The website is still worth a visit, though. Stacks of info and links to other snowflakes.