Sunday, October 17, 2010

Crocheted Hexagons

Day 17 of Octoberfest.
I thought I would show you something other than my quilting projects today. Nynke from the Dutch Purple Rabbit, showed some of her crochet and asked what others are working on at the moment. So here is what I've been up to. Crocheted hexagons! The quilted kind just aren't enough for me! I have been doing these while sitting outside in my garden over the past couple of months. I find the quilt patches blow away too quickly, but the yarn stays put and I can work on it without any problems. I have lots of left over yarns and I am joining them as I go with a huge 454gm ball of Red Heart off white yarn.

Mimi loves these things! Don't you girl?

"Meow! I love the ones with tails on them. I love anything with a tail on it! Meow!"

I am trying to sew the ends in as I go. It makes for more work right now, but I will be happy when I finish it and not have to sew in thousands of ends. And Mimi will maybe leave them alone. I am also trying to make every hexie different. That is the hardest part.

While out in the park the other day I found some poison ivy growing right beside the path. This is not a very artistic shot, but it shows the beautiful colours this noxious weed has in the fall.
I am always reminded of the 'leaves of three' rule. Stay away from this one. It can cause a very itchy rash with blisters and red spots to the affected area. If you do come into contact with it, rinse it right away with COLD water. Don't use hot because the oil from the poison ivy will get deeper into the skin. It can be bad enough to see a doctor. There are some topical creams that can be applied to help the itching, but the best idea is to just stay away from it altogether. Remember............
Leaves of Three,
Let it be!


Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely colorful hexagons!

John said...

The hexagons are pretty and so far they all seem to be different.

However, for a 3-ring patterned hexagon, if you have "n" available colours of wool to choose from, then you will only be able to make n(n-1)(n-2) different hexagons before producing duplicates.

Sorry if I made your blog "geeky"

the dutch purple rabbit said...

i'm falling in love whit hexies.
maybe i have to start myself one quilt ore a blanket


ps thanks for the link.

Barb said...

Oh wow....just love your em any way you make em.

Cybele's patch said...

They look gorgeous. The blanket will keep you (and Mimi) cosy and warm in winter.

Quilary said...

They are lovely Hetty. You are becoming the hexagon queen!

Pat said...

Love your crocheted hexagons and Mimi looks so cute playing with that one with a tail on it. The poison ivy DOES look pretty right now, doesn't it?

Reddirt Woman said...

MiMi has put in her request for a snuggle blankie made of crocheted hexagons... and I don't blame her one bit. Those hexagons look like such fun but I'm glad you are the one crocheting and not me. They would be a snarl of threads that even MiMi would turn up her nose


nicolette said...

They look colourful and bright, like stars! Love them!

hakucho said...

Love your new hexagon project! :)