In late August I received a VERY large box of yarn from my mother.
She had been to a yard sale where they were selling a yarn. She filled a large box full of color-coordinated yarns and sent it to me. I am a giving person, always making things for other people, but rarely receive like in return, so this was a pleasant surprise. I immediately began considering what to make with it. Within twenty-four hours I had sorted through my Pinterest crochet board, found the Granny Hexagon pattern I remembered, and was crocheting granny hexagons with the intent of making myself a bedspread.
Here are the first five I made:
And nineteen of them joined together, using the “join-as-you-go” method shown on the Petals to Picots blog:
Based upon the nineteen, I figured I would need 266 hexagon granny squares. It took me just four weeks to complete all 266 of them. I think I was obsessed!
In the last week I’ve continued adding granny hexagons to my first nineteen.
The orange markers are my center line, giving me the direction of top to bottom. I’ve got quite a ways to go, but I’m very pleased with how quickly the join-as-you-go method is working. I will definitely be using that method from here on out!
I’ll let you know when I have the bedspread finished. I have a feeling that I won’t be crocheting anything else until it is done, which means some gifts may be delayed later this year! I should feel guilty about that, but I’m enjoying making something for myself too much for guilt!
I have so many crocheted jewelry ideas tumbling around in my head, yet when I go to make them, I either don’t have the type of yarn I need or it just doesn’t work out quite like I thought it would. It is a bit frustrating, but fun at the same time. Here is what I made Saturday:
The earrings on the right are made with size 2 yarn, as are the hearts on the necklace. It works well for a pendant, but is too big for earrings. I really need to get some size 1 yarn. The earrings pictured in the circle of the necklace were made with size 10 thread, which seems to be about the right size. I tried a lot of different things with beads until I settled on just the two at the bottom of each heart. My beads are too big for the size yarn, yet too small for the needle I have; I had to thread them by hand, which was not fun!
I wore these out to dinner Saturday night (the necklace and the beaded earrings) and my two female friends immediately commented favorably on them. Now whether they are just humoring me or not, I don’t know!
I have one last row to finish on granddaughter Liana’s baby blanket, so watch for a picture of that in the next few days. And then Munchkin has requested baby doll blankets to cover her baby when she is riding in the stroller. All the blankets she has are too big and hang over the edge. We can’t have that, can we?! Munchkin helped pick out the color of yarn from my stash on Friday (Skype on a laptop is so wonderful!), so as soon as I finish Liana’s baby blanket, I’ll whip up a couple of Munchkin baby doll blankets.