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
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.