Crochetkari: Lucy
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Showing posts with label Lucy. Show all posts

Friday 25 May 2012

State of Hexcitement

Hello, today let me introduce you to my new love, the Hexagon Blanket. In one of my earlier posts I mentioned being inspired by Lucy of Attic24 to make the Hexie. So off I went to my LYS to get my yarn. I left my home with visions of the beautiful colours that Lucy used and wanted to get similar colours.

But when I reached the store the colours available were not as lovely and the quality of the yarn was not too great either. So after turning the whole store inside out, these are the colours I bought.

There are 21 colours in all. Yarn in India is almost always available in skeins. They are then wound into balls by hand using the age-old custom of wrapping the skeins across your knees or a chair back.

Here is my yarn, duly wound.

Hmm... these balls of yarn don't look hand wound, do they? So how did I do it? Well, that is a secret I will reveal in a later post (and no, it is not what you are thinking).

Now on to the actual making of the blanket. I wanted each hexagon to be unique and that the colour combinations should not get repeated. So I sat down with my two bags of yarn and a 4mm crochet hook.

Firstly I chose a colour for the centre at random, then I went about in an eeny-meeny-miny-moe fashion to choose the next colour and so on. You see, I wanted "unique" hexagons.

After hours of painstaking labour, this is what I achieved.

Then I chanced upon this brilliant tip by Angie who has a lovely blog called "Le monde de Sucrette". She starts out by making the centres in each of the colours, which are 21 in my case. Then she moves on to the next round using a different colour every time. Absolutely brilliant. This gives you unique motifs each time and all the colours are used equally and your work progresses much faster. To see this tip in detail go here. On the same page she has a different pattern for the hexagon, which you may like to use.

This is how I started off. I was now making good progress.

The next pic shows how far I have reached now.

Here is close up of the blanket. Looks rustic, doesn't it?

And a couple of more photos, with and without the flash.

Mwah.. I just love this blanket. I will keep you posted about my progress with my blanket.

A big thank you to Lucy and Angie for the pattern and the tip.

Check out my latest hexagon blanket and get my free pattern HERE.
Happy crocheting!

Thursday 10 May 2012

I Love Lucy

"I Love Lucy" is one of my all time favourite TV sitcoms. As kids, my brother and I could watch Lucy for hours, even the re-runs.

But today's post is about Lucy of Attic24. Lucy has a beautiful blog which I discovered on one of my crochet pattern hunting trips. Her patterns are beautiful and her choice of colour is exquisite. I decided to try one of her patterns and chose the Hexagon blanket. I started the blanket in January 2012 but the details and progress made so far will be a whole new post.

Lucy's photos are so gorgeous and colourful, they make me wish that even I was staying in some lovely English countryside. Since that was not possible, I decided to take inspiration from her and start my own blog. Blogging is such fun!!

Thank you Lucy for the inspiration and the patterns. And of course, a look at your beautiful surroundings.

Here is a sneak peek at my blanket,


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