Sunday, March 21, 2010

I believe in miracles...

you hex-y thing...

my first hexagons...

Well, I'm a knitter - but lately crochet has been feeling like a dirty little habit. I don't crochet except when I have to for a knit project with crochet. My grandma tried for years to teach me, but my guage was a disaster. So I was apparently a born knitter. Then Carolyn and Christine thought "let's try hexagons!" I was so pleased to be part of this, and since it technically came with on-site crochet training, I dove in. Well, don't tell my knitting needles, but I am having fun on this jaunt away. Kind of like hanging out with new friends that you know your old ones wouldn't approve of.

I am using cascade 220, since I had a bunch for a past failed crochet project. I started a blanket too wide that would have probably weighed a ton. So, I abandoned ship on that, and now have lots of yarn for these guys. Now, I realize Cascade will felt if I really wash it good - but still - for experimental purposes, it is working well. I am digging the fun colors, and the immediate gratitification of a single hex...though it will take like, oh... 95 of them to make the afghan, there is nothing immediate about that.

I also want to share a cool early birthday gift that Christine gave me when she came to Wisconsin last weekend. An infinity scarf kit - inspired by Twilight. hot. Yes, I watched New Moon yesterday, on release day.


I just finished an Infinity scarf and it is a total do-again-project. I love it and you can make so many color versions that they just won't look a bit alike. And the fact that this kit by Sunshine Yarns has a colorway called Edward's Car, causes major swoonage for this Twi-Hard. I'll be wearing Edward and Jacob around my neck this fall - omg. *waving myself for cool down*

:: just finished Jodi Picoult's new book, House Rules, more on that later.


Blogger knittingma said...

Wow, such gorgeous hexagons! LOVE the colors you chose. And can't wait to see photos of your Dipped Infinity!

7:05 PM  
Blogger amberlee said...

I am jealous of your crochet skills! But if it didn't always come naturally to you maybe there is hope for me still. I myself have had major guage problems while trying to learn. The colors for that scarf are devine. I don't know anythig about the twlight series but I still think they are awesome.

10:11 PM  
Blogger Hilary said...

Pretty hexagons! Makes me want to pick up the crochet hook, too...

10:11 AM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Love your hexagons, are you going to the that quilt that's been going around Ravelry lately? I've been crocheting a bit too. Love your Dipped infinity colors too!

6:41 PM  
Blogger t does wool said...

pretty EVERYTHING!!!

6:34 PM  
Blogger Knitting Kris said...

There must be something in the air - I started a small granny square thing too....with Cascade 220, none-the-less.
We are just home recovering from Disney World trip (not a vacation in the least).
LOVE your new scarf kit....I had to watch New Moon before we left.

3:39 PM  

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