Thursday, March 11, 2010

The start of something new...

This loveliness arrived here earlier this week.

Cascade 220 in a rainbow of colours.

And see this? It's a crochet hook.

I'm a knitter, I don't crochet. It confuses me. I have crocheted a very little in the past, but nothing too fancy and I promise not to frighten you all by showing the hideous blanket I made from crocheted squares a looooong time ago.

But I've fallen in love with these. And I'm joining in the Blanket KAL/CAL at Tangled Yarns during Feb, March & April. It should be fun. I don't expect to finish my blanket by the end of April. In fact I had planned the hexagons to be a lunch-time project for myself when I return to work in May. I'm rethinking that now and I can see that they will become a little addictive, and I'm really keen to sit down and make some more ASAP!

The one above is a little wonky and I can see a mistake I've made already. I think I'll leave it as is though. I'm sure I'll get better as I make more.

And see the purple in that circle up there? I'm a bit in love with that. There's also a lovely fuschia which I haven't used yet. I'm in love with that one too. I think my stash definitely needs more of those colours...


Stitch Sista said...

ooooh hexagons! yay! I may just order the exact same colours as you and save myself the trouble of choosing!

Lou's Mum said...

good idea! it took forever to come up with the right colour combo! Poor Kelly was photographing different combinations for me. I love all of these together.

Riches Stitches said...

The colours look great. I actually made the same hexagon blanket this time last year and completed it in 3 months. Once you get started it is really hard to stop. The thing I really loved about it was the fact that you join them all as you go so you end up with a completed blanket instead of a pile of completed hexagons that then need joining.
Jane 80)

Gill - That British Woman said...

It looks perfect to me......I wish I could knit and crochet. I just love those colours.

You should check out this blog, as she does an awful lot of colourful crocheting:

Gill in Canada

claireberry said...

Ooooh, I love those!!
How about joining them with BLACK? Otherwise yeah, I like the fuschia :D
Contemplating something similar myself. How much yarn do you need of each colour?