Last night I started a new little project that I came across while doing a bit of blog browsing. It's a hexagon blanket, and I am smitten!
Firstly I came across the lovely blog Thornton and her hexie blankie really caught my eye, and following the linking trail, I found the pattern on Ravelry, and 10 minutes later it was downloaded and printed ready for me to try!
Gotta love the internet!!
Have a look at Bobby's Garden, a pattern by Megan Rogers, it's really lovely and I can see a nice big knitty, patchworky blanket somewhere (a long way off) in my future!
So this is my first hexagon. I was hoping to do a few more last night, but I forgot how
tedious challenging I find it using double pointed needles, so there where a couple of false starts while I ironed out a few teething problems. But I got there in the end, and tonight I am ready to add 1 or 2 if I am lucky onto this first one.
It is supposed to be done in Noro (totally gorgeous by the way), but I am using sock yarn, as the only double pointed needles I had are that size, so my blanket is going to be much smaller than the pattern says, but that's ok. I have a heap of 3ply soft baby merino that I think will work ok for it too, so hopefully this will be a stash busting blanket too, bonus!
Ok, better go and get clicky clacking, the stripey blanket can have a rest tonight I think, I have new shiny things to play with!
Have a great day.