Friday, August 28, 2009

Hex is finished and a new project is started!

My beautiful Hex is finished. I love it. I edged it with 3 rounds of treble crochet and hoped for the best, doing ripples in and out on the sticky outy bits. It worked ok for a beginner like me!!!! It lives on the sofa in the study, like it was born to do it!

Here's what the balls of yarn turned into on my holiday.
It's inspired by Lucy's blanket (have a look at Attic24) and I love it because it's a bit quilty as well as crochety! 100 squares to do in all, and then some granny edging. There's my hand next to it so you can get some idea of scale.

France was, as always, fab. Laying by the pool in the morning, on the beach in the afternoon and some crochet before going out to eat in the evening. I do have some pictures which I will share soon.

I am off to Manchester tomorrow to meet up with some girlfriends I shared a house with some 16 years ago. We haven't seen each other for 2 years so I am sooooo excited about that!

Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Hex is Finished!!!

Yes, my true love is finally complete!
I absolutely adore this project.
Thanks to Ruth from Rooknits, I have edged it and laid underneath it with my dog.......

Now for a few photos showing the agony of sewing in ends, the can't-wait-til-I-finish pain of making half hexes to neaten the sides up, and then the ecsasy of the edging. Unfortunately it is so wet and grey here at the moment that I can't take a photo that will do proper justice, so you'll just have to make do with a few teasing pics!!!

I went to Cambridge last week with my sisters and we had a lovely afternoon

I'm off to France tomorrow for a week and here's a sneak preview of what I'm taking with me!

Have a good of holiday project and full pics of Hex when I come back in a week!