Sunday, 8 January 2012

January Crochet Intentions

Hello Lovelies,
we enjoyed a lovely sunny day here on Friday . It was sooooooo welcome after all the rain and gales we had earlier in the week.
Walking into my bedroom in the afternoon I was very happy to see the low sun shining in my ever growing piles of hexagons.You know , the ones for my Kaleidoscope hexagon blanket .Started way back in April last year :0)

I imediately got my camera and captured them to share with you lovelies..........



I love the way the late afternoon ( 3pm !! ) sun made the colours glow ........



And I'm announcing here  my intention to FINISH THIS BLANKET THIS MONTH in the hope that it will spur me on .
I think this is one of the slowest blankets I've ever made . The motifs are relatively fiddely to do so I've been making them in a production line style . 100 hexagons , to add to the few I've already joined. This was taken last May and it's still pretty much unaltered..........



But now I'm completing the hexagons, 60 so far, I can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel......



As you can tell I'm being good and sewing in the ends as I go . So wish me luck as there is still quite a bit to do. I've still got 40 hexagons to compleat. Then there's adding the final, joining, round then sewing in those ends and thinking about a border.

Don't forget there are two tutorials for this pattern in my side bar.

Thank you for all the lovely things you said about last years crochet.Your encouragement is wonderful , especially for big projects like this :0)
Hope your week goes well.
Jacquie x

47 comments:

  1. Such lovely colours in the afternoon light. I look forward to seeing the completed piece.
    Have a great day :)
    Mantha xx

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  2. Good luck!! What a nice thing to plan on doing on these grey January days. Its going to look fab when its finished :o)

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  3. Hi Bunny Mummu
    Did you do a tutorial for zig zag crochet? Is that even the right word? Lol. I have looked but couldn't find. I am hoping it might be something I can do.
    Lizzie

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  4. Schöne Arbeit, weiter so!;O)
    LG,*Manja*

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  5. Come on Jacquie,you can do it! Its looking gorgeous already. Were all behing you and think how great you'll feel when you do that ta dah! Have a great week,lots of love,juliexxx

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  6. You are so wise to weave in the ends as you go! I'm sending happy thoughts your way so you can meet your goal!

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  7. The sunshine on Friday was so lovely to see, wasn't it? It inspired me to run outdoors instead of going to the gym. Are you still running? Any New Year intentions to run a marathon?!
    The hexagons are lovely, I hope your willpower holds out and you finish it soon!

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  8. It's going to be so lovely when it's finished. I'm definitely weaving in the ends as I go in future. It took me 2 days to tidy up my last one. Nearly lost the will to live!

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  9. It's going to be such a pretty blanket :-)

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  10. Isn't funny how announcing deadlines to other people, even virtual ones like us readers, spurs you on. In the autumn I emailed a friend a list of things I was going to achieve in 6 weeks and was amazed at how much I did! I think it was the thought that someone would ask.
    Ellie
    x

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  11. t's going to be sooooo worth it Jacquie and is already looking gorgeous xox

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  12. oops typo, I meant It's rather than t's :0)

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  13. You can do it! My goal is to finish a blanket with 288 squares by the end of the month. I have all the squares done. Just need to finish sewing them together.

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  14. Don't they look just perfect all stacked up - almost a shame to make a blanket! lol!

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  15. Good luck on finishing this month can't wait to see the finished beauty!!

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  16. It will be worth the hard work - it's going to be gorgeous when it's finished. I'm impressed you are sewing the ends in too - I always leave them and then have a mammoth job at the end. Looking forward to seeing the end result!

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  17. Your blanket is going to be so lovely, so CHEERS and encouragment to you. I have to tell you that my mom got inspired by your pattern, and is just finishing a blanket (med. size) in autumn colors. I will post it in my blog as soon as it is finished, and will send you a picture. I hope this will cheer you for the last leg of the race in your blanket. Greetings.
    Ana BC (Lanas & Hilos)
    www.arteenhilo.blogspot.com

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  18. Love all the colours you've used it will be stuninng when it's finished, Lucey x

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  19. Go go go Jacquie goooo :) It is gonna become a marvellous blanket :)The pics are beautiful...
    Angie
    www.lemondedesucrette.com

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  20. I have noticed these kind of crochet pieces can take forever and a lot of patience to get through, especially with different colour detail in them. Though blankets seem to take A WHILE to do....just gotta keep pushing through he he

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  21. I am not quite ready to tackle this blanket, but it is definitely on my future list! Good luck on your deadline!

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  22. Hi

    Just found your blog and wanted to say how much I love your hexagons and look forward to seeing it finished.
    Annie

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  23. Yeah! Get it finished! Purely for my selfish reasons... it looks so gorgeous, I just want to have a good ogle at it. :-) I'll obviously be pinning it on my Pinterest too!!

    Ashley xxx

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  24. ooohhhh i absolutly adore those hexagons and i can't wait to see it finished. You have inspired me greatly with all your gorgeous crochet projects you have done. one of my favourites being your plum granny square blanket. Have a great week, dee xx

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  25. It's going to be so worth it! Lovely, lovely crochet! :) xx

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  26. You can do it Jacquie! Go crochet girl! :)x

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  27. You can do it! You can do it! I am currently working on an African flower hexagon blanket for my daughter. It the same with being fiddly. I am being "good" girl and weaving my ends in as I go. I can't wait to see your's. Your work is always beautiful.
    Teresa

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  28. I love those hexagons. That blanket is going to look awesome.

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  29. So glad I found you and raymond, looking forward to the new year with you.

    janie

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  30. The hexagons look absolutely beautiful! Very lovely colours.

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  31. Good luck with that Jacquie, are you going to just concentrate on the one project? That's going to be the hardest thing LOL! I'm working on about a squillion things at the moment so can't see any of them being finished anytime soon! ♥

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  32. The pattern is incredible! So lovely! I love it! I'm hoping to finish a blanket this month too so I really hope we succeed!!

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  33. Hex's are something i have yet to try, maybe 2012 is the year for me to do it, yours are stunning!

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  34. wow!! the hexagons looks fantastic.
    love regina
    reginassimplelife.blogspot.com

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  35. That is going to be one rewarding and super blanket when it's done. It's glorious even in it's unfinished state.

    xxx

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  36. Lovely blanket I have been meaning to start on a hex blanket but there is so much on the to do list

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  37. Oh my such beautiful colors, must def try your pattern it really is lovely :D
    Lol Karen x

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  38. It's going to be a cracker when it's completed Jacquie.....keep going the end is in sight.

    Gardening going on here today, nice and cool so perfect day for it.
    Just need to tear myself away from the computer and get back to it!!

    Claire :}

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  39. I came ...
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    Yes, I will return ...

    A kiss of Nita.
    Good day ...:)

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  40. You know Jacquie, I think this will be one of the most prettiest blankets around when it is finished! The colour combinations are visually stunning. It's a hard slog sometimes isn't it with a blanket......but knowing that it will be a complete and utter stunner will be worth every effort on it!

    Have a super day!

    Vanessa xxxxxxx

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  41. Jacquie, those are so, so beautiful. The colors, wow!!! Every time I see your progress on this project, I just want to ditch everything I'm working on and start a hexie blanket just like it. I am anticipating a hugely gorgeous Ta-Dah when you're finished. :)

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  42. Good luck Jacquie! Nothing like a deadline to get the crochet hook moving fast :o) Can't wait to see the finished blanket
    Jones xx

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  43. These are lovely! I'm trying to make a bag with motifs right now and I feel your pain! I'm not use to having to change yarns so much and having to fasten off and weave in all the time. It makes finishing projects like this so hard sometimes, but boy is it worth it when they are done!! I just have to remind myself that its going to look great in the end. I love the colors you are using and I'm sure it will be wonderful when you are done!

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  44. hi Jacquie, happy new year to you and your family! May 2012 bring you smiles, happiness, health and lots of creative inspiration.

    This blanket project seems like a good start with that to me ;) love the colors still!

    Love, Maaike

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