Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Lately my knitting has been all about socks, shawls and scarves, and as a result the needles have been in the 2.0mm - 2.5mm range. I'm not complaining, but as a consequence the stash-busting is proceeding very slowly.
That's why after weighing up my Berroco Vintage DK stash, I decided to give into temptation and start making hexagons with the African Flowers pattern. The truth is that pattern has been calling me since I first saw it on a blog more than a year ago. I'm guessing I've got enough yarn to make 40 or so hexagons, and if I add another colour for borders and joining I should be able to manage a reasonably sized blanket for the Warm Hands Network. Another great thing is that there's a tutorial about joining the hexagons here - that's going to be a big help because I wasn't really sure about where to begin with that.
After knitting on tiny needles over the last few weeks, the speed and gratification of popping out a hexagon every 15 minutes is a nice change of pace. Fast forward through a couple of days of crochet and I find myself with 22 hexagons and counting. Now that's some fast progress on the stash-busting front! But what yarn for the border? Any ideas? Light or dark? Cream or Navy or something else entirely?
It's Wednesday so I'm linking up with the gang at Tami's Amis. If you have a few minutes you should check out the links posted there. Lots of great ideas there!