Now instead of ‘almost’ covering a double bed, it three-quarters covers a queen bed properly – it hangs down the sides and everything.
And to be honest, I’m okay with this blanket never being done. I really enjoy the process.
My granny hexagon crochet blanket is made out of sock yarn scraps. It’s thrifty, and really sweet as well. In the pic above, I can see some sock yarn I dyed with KoolAid, some yarn from my Very First Pair of socks, and scraps from my niece’s baby blanket. Aww.
But you can see why it’s called the Big Ugly, right? None of these yarns ‘go’ like the yarns in my Persian Tiles Blanket did. They’re not chosen with any kind of care. They’re used because they’re sitting around. It’s a completely different aesthetic, and I love it.
What helps this blanket work is the design – hexagons ensure that smaller amounts of each colour sit next to each other. If I had worked traditional squares, the blocks of colour (and colour clashes) would share a lot more with their neighbours. That’s the same reason I bordered everything with white – to tone down the clashes and to give each colour a chance to sing.
I’ve been doing better at adding to this blanket lately, and I want to keep that up. To that end, here’s a ravelry link for the project. And I’ll update you here on the blog in, oh, two years or so I guess.
When my niece was little (well, littler), my sister dressed her in a sweet baby Aran sweater. It was densely cabled and handknit by some “local knitting ladies” for the charity shop. At village fetes they had a stall, piled sky-high with sweaters and booties in pastel acrylic. “Those local knitting ladies are my rivals,” […]
I last updated you on my granny hexagon crochet blanket (AKA The Big Ugly) almost two years ago. Since then, I’ve been chipping away at it… slowly. It sits on the end of our bed, and adds a lot of warmth, despite being unfinished. (I’m never going to iron our duvet cover – you’ll just […]
I knit a pair of Evil Eye Gloves for the March for our Lives, because how inspiring are these young people? Like the Pussy Hat, Evil Eye Gloves are a form of protest. And, they’re from the creator of the Pussy Hat too. As Krista Suh says on her website: The evil eye symbology goes way back. […]
Why a knitted turban? Well, there comes a time in every knitters life, where one has simply knitted every beanie. Cables, colourwork, a decorative brim… check, check, check. But when is a beanie not a beanie? When it’s a turban, of course. This knitted turban pattern was originally published in the 1940s, and seriously, how […]