It’s all about the hexagons!

15 Jul

I must confess, my ripple blanket is in what may be permanent hibernation. I find myself unable to crochet for long periods without pains in my hands, and those rows are so long! But granny squares on the other hand… I can make those one at a time, and they aren’t stressful that way. But normal squares aren’t really my style, so when I saw the hexagon blanket here I knew I had to give it a try.

The hexagon on the left is very similar to the one I linked to above. The one on the right is one I downloaded a free pattern for, and it did not turn out so hexagonal. Beats me why… but I love the one on the left so much that I don’t care! I have a ton of random simply soft, so I have the idea of working on these when I’m bored. I can’t do more than one at a time (doing the two above was my limit) but I can certainly eventually produce enough for a little throw. Maybe. I really need to figure out what I’m doing when I crochet that makes my arms and wrists ache, because knitting doesn’t hurt them at all!

I am now nearly halfway through my perfect pie shawl, and it’s still going well! I love the pattern, which moves quickly and was super easy to memorize. It looks small, but I am confident that it will block much larger, because the swatch did!

Now I’m off to make soup for dinner, on this rainy Sunday evening.

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4 Responses to “It’s all about the hexagons!”

  1. Kim July 15, 2007 at 6:21 pm #

    I love that hexagon blanket that you linked to as well. Have you seen the flower inspired grannies that yarnstorm is working up? (http://yarnstorm.blogs.com/knitblog) They’re beautiful- exactly what I want to make when my ripple is finished.

  2. Batty July 16, 2007 at 7:17 am #

    My hands also hurt like the dickens if I crochet too much. Usually, it’s in the wrist and thumb area, and I attribute the pain to the little twisting motions you have to make to get the yarn through the loops. Knitting doesn’t have any sort of twisting. Crochet is all wrist rotation.

  3. Shannon July 16, 2007 at 10:50 am #

    I hear ya about the ripple blanket…I’ve been working on a crib size one for months now. I just can’t seem to get it done. The baby isn’t here yet, but the due date was on Saturday…I’ve just got to get thru it, but I can only do two rows at a time before I need to give my wrist a break.

  4. Amanda August 6, 2007 at 6:15 pm #

    Hey there! I was inspired by Moonstitches’ hexagon blanket too, and I have ordered the pattern and some yarn. The pattern hasn’t arrived yet, but I’ve been having fun finding colors and swatching. Did you figure out the hexagon pattern from her pictures alone? I am new to crochet and had to order the pattern – oh well. I’ll be looking forward to seeing the hexagons pop up on your blog as you are able to work on them. Cheers!

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