Thursday, July 10, 2008

Hexagon blanket

I hadn't planned on starting another blanket. If anything, I should be working on the Colorado blanket (that continues to sit unloved in the corner of my room), or finishing up some baby goodies as August feels as though it is speedily coming around the corner.

But...
...at Camp WannaKnitKnit a bunch of the girls were working on their barn-raising/friendship blankets in a variety of wonderful sock yarns, and
...this past weekend I was clearing out the spare room (aka my dumping ground for various WIP projects) for the arrival of Joe's kids this coming weekend; I was stunned with the amount of sock yarn I have accumulated, and the leftover odds and ends that have been piling up in a bowl

At first I was thinking I'd attempt the barn raising blanket because the ones I've seen are going to be fab. And I even started a square... numerous times. (Kudos to the girls - those pesky squares are darn fiddly.) And then I remembered the Dulle Griet hexagon blanket I'd seen online. Yes that was it, I was going to use my scrappy bits of sock yarn to make a hexagon blanket.

I haven't put much thought into the 'design' other than to stick with shades of blue, green, pink and brown. And although I do prefer the original in the Noro yarns, I think this is going to be a fun way to use up some of my odds and ends.

11 comments:

Luni said...

Neat blanket! Thanks for sharing the link.

amanda said...

Now this is something I should do to use up all my sock yarn oddments. What are you doing about gauge? Surely not swatching for every yarn? Or all they al the same type of yarn?

Kim said...

I love that blanket. I especially love that you put it together as you go along. Seaming the Barn Raising blanket is something I am really looking forward to--not.

I can't wait to see it!

Stacey said...

Two words. Love. It.

I can't wait to see and feel it in person!

Bea said...

Oh my! I love this blanket too! Just what I need would be to start another blanket.

Courtney said...

Wow, what a fantastic idea, I have so much leftover sock yarn and no one needs that many baby socks!
Thanks for your comment on my blog!
Sting was way foxy at 60 I must say!

Denise said...

A great idea to use up that yarn, and I bet it looks wonderful when it's finished.
:)

WandaWoman said...

So cute!

StarSpry said...

I love how this is looking! It's great that you can knit squares as you go along so you don't have any seaming :D

Corwink said...

I love it girly! Just another thing I am going to steal from you.

Anonymous said...

I have been trying for so so long to located this pattern. I have tried the link mentioned in your article to no avail Would you be able to help advise me. With much graduated and kind regards, Dianne