Monday, 26 January 2009

Resistance Was Futile

There is a lot of rather gorgeous colourful crochet going on in blogland. It has been spotted here, here, here and most of all here in Attic24. Who wouldn't be tempted by those glorious colours? But no, I'm still only half way through my ripple blanket and it would be silly to start another one... wouldn't it?

But the hexagons are so intriguing and it wouldn't hurt just to learn how to make one... would it?

But having made one, I needed to make another to find out how to join them together which saves all that boring bit of sewing them together... necessary don't you think?


And then while I was out shopping for something totally unrelated I happened, quite accidently you understand, to buy this yarn.

And before I knew it... another blanket started. And it's even more addictive than the ripples. There's always the tempation to add just one more hexagon... and another... and another...
I knew you would understand!

It might have been bigger, but like Lesley I grew a little too confident and cast aside the instructions (which you can find here) which resulted in several "not quite right" hexagons. I tried to ignore them but the slightly obsessive side of me couldn't let it go and so they were unravelled and started again.

With all this colour I couldn't resist a colourful lunch today... just about my favourite soup... Ginger and orange with lentils.


I think we all need more colour by the end of January - that's my excuse anyway!

22 comments:

  1. It seems that no-one can resist the lure of the crochet hex!

    I managed to finish my baby blanket on Saturday and will blog it as soon as I hear news of the new arrival - hopefully some time this evening!

    Lucy x

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  2. Yummy colours, not to mention the soup! Your crochet is looking good.

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  3. Oh my, it is rather gorgeous, they both are. I can see why you've had your head turned by the hexagons.

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  4. i think the ripple effect is taking over the blogoverse! am hoping to be one more convert when, hopefully, Lesley can show me how!!!

    xxx

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  5. I know exactly what you mean...!

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  6. They are both very beautiful. I plan to blog tomorrow about my trials with crochet! x

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  7. Absolutely fabulous, I love love your colours, they work beautifully with the orange centres.
    Incidentally, I started my hexs in May when I was only mmm about half way through my ripple, and worked on the two at the same time :: I liked doing the ripple at home when I could drape it over my knee, and found the hex's perfect to take out and about to work on cos of the neat size.
    I personally like to have two projects on the go at once :: double the hooky fun!!!!!
    Lx

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  8. That woman in the attic has a lot to answer for! She's making me want to learn to crochet and I need another craft option like a hole in the head!

    Beautiful and bright (your crochet and your lunch)!

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  9. Some of those hexagons have made their way over here too ... though my wool was a bit oddly textured. Still, it means I'm using stuff up to make room for more!

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  10. Oh I do understand! Where there is wool there is a woman with no willpower buying it!! The ripple blanket is gorgeous - I like the hexagons too - lovely colours. I've just given bags of wool to the local school and will just have to go out and buy some more!!!

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  11. Stop stop!
    I am restraining my desire to go and pull out my crochet squares thingy I started about 10 years ago!

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  12. ooh, love the crochet hex!

    Cheers,
    Dionne

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  13. Don't do this to me!
    Leave me alone - I haven't used a crochet hook for more than 30 years and until recently that was how it was going to remain.
    How can I resist if you gang up with Lucy?

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  14. You just couldn't resist could you!
    The hexagons do look lovely though so colourful. I am been very good and have so far resisted, I would like to get the ripple blanket finished first. It's not like me to be so disciplined.
    Your cooking is very colourful as well.
    Congratulations to Toffee Apple for winning the brooch.

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  15. I love your crochet Gina! The colors you chose are so vibrant. And the soup looks pretty yummy.

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  16. Stop it, stop it!!!! It's all so lovely and I can't crochet!!!! Seriously though, the colours and patterns are just gorgeous, it looks addictive. I love it
    Kimx

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  17. I'm beginning to feel left out of the hexagon thing! They are very gorgeous, as are the ripples, and the soup looks good too! x

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  18. Ohmygosh. I must get the paper bag. Breathe In. Breathe out. I LOVE LOVE those colors!!!!

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  19. Ha haaa - there's no getting away from the lure of hexagonal crochet!!

    I absolutely love the colours you've used. I'm way behind on reading blogs...because every spare minute has been spent crocheting hexagons!

    You have been warned ;-)

    xxx

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  20. Oh!!!! The colours are so beautiful! So, so beautiful! Love it!

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  21. What a lovely blanket. thanks for the pattern, now you've got me going too (smile)

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