i did something a little crazy when i got back from ireland. my sweater was done, i had just cast off a pair of socks and started another. ness had announced her spring cleaning KAL for the month of april. i had just received an invitation to a friends baby shower in a month, and i was browsing ravelry for stash busting baby knitting inspiration. i found this blanket on ravelry, and became kind of obsessed…
by the next day i had 12 little circles…
and then 16. without ever making a real conscious decision about it, i was embroiled in a project crocheting a baby blanket… i’ve never finished a crochet project before (and i am not counting the little bitty flower i made once with emi beside me to guide me through it), i’ve only picked up a crochet hook for steeking or finishing a knit in the last 7-8 years.
baiza had to test them, of course. she decided they didn’t work as hats, but they were good for baby blankets.
i started adding the hexagon round after i had like 40 circles…
and here’s the sequencing i’m hoping for. if you look in the picture above, you can see that i have the outside rings matching a diagonal line \ like a backslash, and the inside rings matching in a horizontal row. in the picture below, the external rings diagonal is a forward slash / and the inside rings are vertical columns.
and today i decided i needed an idea of what my final dimensions should be so i could figure out how many i’d need of what colors. i’m using leftover sock yarn, so i’m a bit concerned about running out and interruping the design at key points… buying more yarn would completely defeat the purpose. although i admit, i’m buying the white yarn to pull it all together. sigh.
for the moment i’m shooting for about the size of the coffee table, which is 28″x42″ (71×107 cm), though land of nod tells me crib blankets are more like 36″x48″ (92×122 cm)… by my rough calculations i need about 230 hexagons to cover the coffee table… right now i have 81, and i’ve been working on this for about a month. that’s 35% of the blanket… so two more months until i’m done. hmmmmm.
after doing those calculations, i’m feeling a bit underwhelmed by my progress. but the color relationships have been really fun to explore, and i think it’s turning out beautifully! so wish me luck!
are any of you guys impetuous project starters? tell me i’m not alone in this.