No will power AT ALL.....

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

I knew I said that I would'nt but I just could'nt! Once I had cleaned up the bag of Shetland wool it looked so inviting that I felt myself pulled towards a crochet hook.... and yet another blanket adventure began...

Could I find a simple hexagon pattern in my vast collection of crochet books? Could I find any on the web that werent too fussy or small or too big? Nope! In the end I had to just have a fiddle and make up my own based around the simple knowledge that it had to have 6 sides so would need 6 spaces in the centre. This one shown in a green tweedy mix shetland was the one Ive settled on as best. I dont want any colour changes on the individual motifs (partly because I am feeling too lazy to go through a 'sew a million ends in' episode and partly because I think adopting the less is more approach to home decorating is feeling very much the way to go. Im joining these in as I go too.

I will of course keep you updated with progress, which will be very slow as I only plan on doing one hex a day! I do intend printing this homemade hex pattern and how to join them in here on the blog in the near future.

Last notes:

  • Its turned very cold here and my Mum mentioned the word 'snow' again.... O no...

  • I went across the Moor to look at a lovely black 1950's Morris Minor today, alas we decided not to buy it. I have an old one, silently rotting away in the field... I used to love him.... we had 8 years together.


  1. Ren you are so productive...You have always got something on the go...there are quite a few things I need to finish, but seem to have lost my motivation and I can't find it anywhere, perhaps I'm not looking hard enough........I have a half finished cardy that I would like to wear when I go to Scotland in four weeks..desperate times lol. Anyway I have just made a pot of look forward to seeing your blanket progress.
    Keep Warm and Safe

  2. I just love starting new projects and the simpler the better. Motifs always have the downside of sewing in of all the ends so you plan seem a good move:-)

  3. I too have just found 3 large bobbins of shetland wool that I'm itching to crochet with, but can't settle on a design. I've recently sold my beloved Morris Minor after 20 years together and I'm still really sad - I keep dreaming about her -sigh!

  4. Ren, I don't know how you do it! I've hardly done anything creative while the school holidays are on. Every time I check your blog, you've got something new and wonderful to show! You are a powerhouse of creative force! :)