Sunday, 7 September 2014

Finally

I have started crocheting a blanket to drape over my sofa!  Always wanted one.


I wasn't sure whether to go with a whole mix of colours using up all my spare wools or for a trendy tonal one.  Of course then I couldn't decide between blue (my go to colour) or brown (would go with my sofa) and then when I walked into Stitch Solihull last Thursday and saw these colours all sitting together I knew they were the ones.

I got the pattern from http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/hexagon-howto.html and it really is very easy (I only taught myself to crochet last year and I am managing just fine and am even joining them as I go to have minimal stitching upon completion! get me!).

Just in case you can't tell the blanket is actually made up of hexagons - here is my sample one:


I only bought the wool Friday lunchtime and I have done all this since then and believe me I haven't just been sitting crocheting but I did have a busy Saturday - lunch out with Mom and Dad (to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary!) plus shopping for an, erm, new sofa that hopefully this new blanket will still go with! (being grey I think it will be ok) and also reading the very first Wallander book - see as usual it's all go here!

If you would like to make your own I recommend both the instructions and the lovely Bergere De France Aran wool - if you are quick it's on offer at Stitch Solihull for £3.50 a ball during all of September - I bought 10 balls which hopefully should be enough.  Anyway that's it for now I am off to make another hexagon and then start the second Wallander.

Thanks for looking - hexagonally happy from Solihull

10 comments:

Giulietta said...

Very nice, Nicola! I just love Attic 24 - one of my favourite blogs! The colours are wonderful!

soleillucie said...

Bonjour!
Love your blog. I will come back again!
Lucie

Mrs A. said...

Your blanket must be half way by to being finished now! I love those colours.,hugs Mrs a.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's cool.

Eliza said...

Perfect colours to use, have fun, probably nearly completed now at the rate of speed you crochet.

Happy crafting and I love the snowman.

Hugs Eliza, Yoda & Flat Susan
Happy WOYWW #2

Lisca Meijer said...

Hi hexagonally happy Sunshine girl! (I couldn't find your name anywhere)
I love that crochet jobby you're doing! I was a little confused as to which colours you had chosed. Was it with the orange in it or the tonal beige, grey, brown one? The orange is very bright and 70s. The grey & beige one would look very nicely on a grey sofa. But hey girl! Go out and buy yourself a new sofa! An orange one!
Thank you for letting me look over your shoulder. Have a good week.
Lisca#31
PS I love orange as I am Dutch and it is the Dutch national colour

Angela Radford said...

I love your crochet, great choice of colours. The advent box looks good to.
Hope you have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 39

Hazel said...

Beautiful crocheting and the advent box looks interesting. Thanks for sharing. Hope that you have a lovely crafting week to come. Hazel, WOYWW #81 x

Cat von Hassel-Davies said...

Love the blanket you are afghan you are working. Thanks for the link. I just might start one myself.

~Hugs

Buttons said...

Isn't that coming along nicely Nicola! I can imagine it must be very relaxing to do. Jenny x