I was a little concerned after recently completing my two project deadlines for babies, that I would loose my crafting mojo; after all if there isn’t a deadline, what’s the hurry?
Then I picked up the Noro hexagon blanket project I began a while ago which had very little progress. And now I have a new obsession. This hexagon blanket is going to be different to all my other ill-fated attempts at making hexagons ::hexipuffs::cough::patchwork quilt::cough::
Hexagons and I have a love/hate relationship.
But there is no Hex when it comes to this project. For one thing, I’m going to begin sewing the patches together as I go. I was thinking of placing the patches all mixed up from different balls together. But then when I stood back, I realised the layout of colours would look much better if the patches of one ball were placed together as rosettes, then pieced together like a jigsaw puzzle. It gives it a painterly, water colour feel to the overall blanket.
I did my sums after completing the first 2 balls of Noro Taiyo (which made 20 patches). In order to get a blanket the size of a single bed doona, I need 24 balls. I considered making a cover for our bed for a time, but 36 balls seemed a bit extreme to me and I don’t hate myself that much… or do I?
I’m reading Amy Tan’s The Valley of Amazement and still listening to Outlander. The hexagon obsession has affected my reading this week. I hope to pick up my pace next week!
You can see what everyone else is reading and making this week by visiting Ginny’s blog.