Thursday 7 April 2011
Hexagon Love.... Plan B
Hope you are enjoying the fab spring weather we are having if you are in the U.K.
Today I'm so excited to have some more colourful crochet , photographed in the spring sunshine , to share with you ...happy day !!
Do you remember this post ...when I found a hexagon pattern that I loved ???
The pattern was so pretty , but sadly my colour choices were not so great. Many of you said kind things about that project and I may still have a go at turning it into something. But you know how it is ...I just wasn't feeling the love :0)
Soooooo , I tried again with the colours I'm using for my granny square blanket. Want to see how it's looking so far?
Oohh....I'm so much happier with this version, can you tell :0)
I know it's a total colourfest , a bit colour crazy , but it makes me hap,hap, happy !!
I just love working with all these cheerful colours ...
You know what it reminds me of ?
Can you guess?
A Kaleidoscope .
Did you have one of those when you were young ?Here's a flickr image , and another here, to give you an idea of what I'm talking about . But in my mind eye the one I had was MUCH prettier. I loved it, turning the end and making pretty patterns .Listening to the rattle of the little bits of colourful plastic as they fell into another design.
The shape of these hexagons and the diamond shapes within them just say Kaleidoscope to me ...
Here's a link to the original free Coats and Clark pattern. I've changed the final round and I'm using the wonderful join as you go method.
I'm planning on making a tutorial for my version of that round , I'd love to do one for the whole pattern but I don't think that's allowed .
So lovelies , do you like the begining of my Kaleidoscope blanket ? It's super colourful, even for a gal who loves her colour.I do love the restrained colour schemes too but this is making me SMILE So I'm going with that and it feels good :0)
Right , where's my hook ?