Monday, August 31, 2009

Hexagon Love

Hello folks!
 I hope every one's had a good, creative week. 
I'm happy to be back and show my progress on my newest blanket!

I've been good, weaving in my ends as I go.

It's been getting a little large to take with me on outings, so I've been adding the hexagons at home, where I get a better idea of colour placement. 
Really, it's been fairly random. 
Cool, warm, oops, too much green in one spot....

I'm loving this project, the colours, the speed. I've been very addicted!

I really want to figure out the edging. The sides are zig-zag, but see the ends?
My plan is to do a wide white border. 

Go ahead, get a little closer!

I may try and figure out a half hexagon, if that's possible.
If anyone has suggestions for the border, please let me know. 
I would really appreciate it. 

Thank you for coming to look!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Bright and Light

Wow, I didn't wait three months to post! 

Almost all of this wool (yes wool, not acrylic) is thrifted, and is the same label. The white I bought this morning from my LYS. I'm loving the way it's turning out so far.

Yeah, look what I've done in just a few days.
I've also decided to weave in the ends as I go. Smart move!

The colours look fairly accurate.
I really have to play with my camera though.... and read the manual... again.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Crochet and Colour

I'm back from my blogging hiatus. It really just felt like yesterday. If anyone is still coming by, my apologies for being gone so long. 

I've been crazy for colour lately,
 but I just can't be too spendy these days.  
This is a bunch of thrifted yarn and I've also been buying acrylic for a ripple blanket, which I'll show to you soon.

Anyway, I've been making these hexagons for what, I'm not sure yet.

Oh, and see the blanket under the ever present cats? It's my first finished Granny Square project. It's mostly Cascade 220 and it started out as the ripple blanket you see below. 

I just couldn't get into it. The colours weren't what I wanted for a ripple.

So I unwound it all... ( I love my ball winder ) stacked it for a photo, 
and asked my cat if she wanted to be in another picture.

And here's some more blanky photos.
 Hey! Put your claws back in!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, for making a comment, if you do. 

 Oh, one more thing... I've been very inspired by so many beautiful, colourful crochet out there, just too many blogs to mention, but you must check these two out for sure! Attic 24  and Do You Mind if I Knit
Just scroll down and see their crochet afghans. They both finished about the same time and are both started on little squares now.  So much excitement!