Monday, June 06, 2011

Sexy Hexes

Ok, I'm feeling a little guilty. I haven't finished my Crochet Log Cabin Blanket, and I've already started a new crochet blanket project - a Hexagon Throw in Cloud Cotton. My excuses are as follows:
  • The log cabin blanket just needs to be seamed and it's too big to carry around. 
  • It's too hot at home to seam a big thing, It needs to be done at work. 
  • The Log Cabin won't match my new sheets, the new sheets really *need* the hexagon blanket. 
  • When I make stuff it helps *you* visualize what's possible.
See, it's for you, I did it for you.  :-)  That's my story and I'm sticking with it.  

Anyway, summer has arrived and I need me some crochet. If you aren't already familiar, crochet is made for summer because it's easy, fast, mindless, creative, much easier to seam than knitting, and can be made in small sections and is therefore portable.  It also only even has one live stitch, so should be taking part in some summer activities, ahem, like drinking beer on a patio, it's much harder to accidentally lose any of your work, and if you should need to rip it's easy-peasy. 

So, in conclusion: summer - good, crochet - good, patio drinking - good. Oh yeah, I almost forgot!  the Cloud Cotton is also good! It is super soft, easy to work with, and super pretty.  We also made a Summer Shrug with it! Plus it is organically grown, which is all good since cotton is apparently a very eco-frowney crop.  It's a loose cotton, so it's got some body and isn't hard, tight, or ropey. 

I forgot more stuff, AGAIN! I'm planning on making the blanket throw size, to fit on the end of my queen sized bed, so I figure I'll make it 14 hexagons by 12 hexagons (each hex measuring about 4"/10cm - to gauge). That's a total of 168 hexagons, and since I've worked out 28 colour combinations (I'm not into the 2 greens together), that'll be about 6 of each. Why do I do this to myself? I don't know, I guess I just jump in feet first, without looking, and probably without thinking much either. Anyway, it's summer, I've got more time, and the hexagons are really going fast - I've already finished about 50!

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