Tuesday, August 07, 2007

hexagons!


As if I don't already have enough going on. As if I don't think I have enough to fill up my days. Yes, I've taken on another project. Last week I taught myself to crochet. I am completely infatuated with this crocheted piece by Moonstitches. And I've always always always wanted something handmade on our bed. So...



If my measurements are correct, it is going to take 750 hexagons to make a king size afghan. Wow! And, I now have 5. But it's such a wonderfully meditative activity. I get lost in the twisting and turning of the needle. Like most projects, this one might find it's way into a bag stashed in the closet once it is about 1/4 of the way completed - right when I've figured out there's no way I'm going to be able to keep this up for another 500+ hexagons. But it's what I've got my mind set on now, so there's just no use trying to avoid it. And if I do keep it up, then, well, I'll have a beautiful spread for the bed. If I don't, maybe I can auction off what I've got done so far on ebay. Ha ha.

Now it's back to the sewing machine to finish up the romper for the baby in that tropical print I posted about yesterday. It's looking cute! I just wish I was a better follower of directions. Can't tell you how many times I've had to rip seams and do steps all over again because I failed to read the instructions throroughly in my hastiness to follow what I think is going on in the illustrations instead.

2 comments:

Alex said...

This is so cool. You've settled on a lot of meditation here... Your hexagons are beautiful, I love your calm colours! Maybe we should think of a Hexagon-Along to keep us motivated?!

Andrea said...

Here's an idea to make your hexagons go faster. Why not make some of them in solid colors? That way you could whip off some real fast without changing colors and all that tying and cutting.