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It's growing!!

Look!!  My Cosy Autumn Hexi blanket has grown a little bit.  The pattern is lovely to work and so simple I’m not even having to refer to the written instructions now.  More to follow as I progress.

Kitchen sunshine, March 2016

The sun was streaming into my kitchen today as I was enjoying my first cuppa of the day.  Thought I’d share the scene with you guys xx

Sharon xx

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Just a very quick share to say that, in a fit of pique, I frogged my Cosy Patchwork Granny blanket made using the Attic 24 Cosy colourway pack!!  I know you’re all shouting at the screen but I just wasn’t happy with it, not the huge blocks of colour nor the twisting of the squares.  I now know how to make granny squares that don’t twist but too late for the Cosy Patchwork sadly.  I could have remade them all using my newly learned technique [flip the block over for each new row] but I think the damage was already done for me.  You know what it’s like, when you’re just not happy with something all you can see are the imperfections. 

So, I couldn’t waste all that beautiful yarn in those delicious colours so I’ve started an Autumn Hexagon Blanket.  The pattern is courtesy of Kathryn Senior from, ‘Crafternoon Treats’ .  She has included a plethora of tips and guidelines and some lovely, and very useful, photo’s to guide even those very new to crochet.  As you can see from the photo’s above the Cosy colours lend themselves very nicely to Kathryn’s design.  I’m obviously making mine in Stylecraft Special DK [Kathryn used Stylecraft Chunky] but I’m using a 4.5mm hook.  Usually you’d use a 4mm with DK but the blocks just look better defined with the slightly larger hook.  Also makes a slightly larger hexi so it’s a win, win.

I’ll post some updates as I go but I’m loving the hexies and the pattern is a dream to work.  It’s a ‘join as you go’ which I’ve never done before but it really is quite simple [Kathryn’s great photo’s help] and also saves the massive [and potentially tedious] joining session at the end.  My only tip would be to weave in those ends as you go!!!  I know, but you just have to do as you’re told occasionally or you’ll only hate yourself at the end 😆 xx

Sharon xx

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