I did manage to finish up the thread century snowflake. I pressed it today, and sprayed it with a little starch, waiting for it to dry. It came out much larger than the first one I did, which was done in white, and a different thread, maybe that is the difference. But It's done, and one day I may take a fancy to make another in the white crochet thread I have and see if that in fact was the difference. But I am much tired of looking at that pattern for now.
I've moved on to two different things, will see which holds my fancy long enough to get it done. One of them is a crochet drawstring bag. While the pattern calls for cotton yarn, that beautiful Unforgettable yarn is just sitting and not on a hook. So I decided I would give it a whirl on the hook, wonky strands and all. I never followed up with the company because I didn't have the receipt, but may contact them again and at least send the pictures.
I cannot myself even see where that really frayed piece is...I really like the colors of the yarn. It is called Pearly. They are softly muted, and they have a slight sheen.