an old project.....
I started this last year.
I saw an advert in a craft magazine, which just showed a lovely crocheted hexagon. It wasn't very clear. I think it may have been a pin cushion, I cannot really remember, but it was on a shelf in a picture so it wasn't close up. But, the seeds were sown, and I decided that I quite liked the idea of hexagons. I like patchwork hexagons, but as my sewing skills are less than desirable, crochet was the way forward. I sort of looked at the picture and tried to see sort of how it was done. It wasn't a clear picture by any means, and I came up with the above hexagon. Now, i'm sure if you go searching on the internet, you will find many a lovely hexagon pattern along these lines. There must be some out there with clear instructions if you fancy having a go. I'm sure I could have tweaked it some more, but it worked and I was happy with it.
I just wasn't sure what I wanted to make though.
I put some together just using different scraps of yarn and liked the 'eclectic' look and feel of it. I had several blankets on the go, so wasn't sure if a blanket was for me. Did I NEED another one?
Then whilst visiting relatives last year, I stumbled across an image that filled me with crafty pleasure. The trouble was, Christmas was looming and there wasn't really time to indulge, so thoughts were shelved.
Well, having been away just, and coming across the image once again, I sort have got REALLY FIRED UP. Do you want to see the pic that set me alight with crafty pleasure?..................
Now, the image is from a Jaeger pattern booklet. It's actually for the boys cardigan, but it was the blanket the little model was sitting on that caught my eye. It was such a cute, eclectic, patchwork of knit, that I knew my hexagon WIP needed to become something like this.
Baby Bear had commented how cool he thought it was when he saw me looking at it, and a quick reply 'yes' to my question of 'did he want a bed blanket like this?'....well.......it was settled then.
It will be a small blanket though. Just big enough to throw over his little bed, so hopefully it wont take me too long.
It's bold and bright....very eclectic.....and Baby Bear is loving how it is coming together. He is helping choose the colours and it has been named
The Circus Patchwork Blanket
I have figured out how to half my hexagons to make the edges straight. Hopefully I can pull it off. And i'm thinking, an eclectic little border to match. We will see how we get on.
So there we are. This is one of three little projects I have on the go.
I have been sitting on the sofa of an evening with a hot water bottle ('cos it's been freezing recently) and about 20 different balls of yarn all circling me. Mr H has had a frown on his face as he keeps tripping over them every time he walks past me! Ooops! He will be glad when it's finished that's for sure!
I am excited. It's the first time I have been craftily excited in a while. My crafting mojo has really been hiding from me, so it's been nice to feel 'inspired' again.
I will be back with an update......
Cheerio and have some super fun filled days!