I’m having a wip break and starting a project I know will take a while and I want to just ‘begin’ so that I can revisit it from time to time. I sneaked in buying the yarn mostly before the end of the year but made such dreadful choices that I had to add to it with a bundle of extras from Lusciously Loopy, a friends indy yarn website. I’ve complicated this for myself by using Stylecraft Special Aran for the chunky feel but it doesn’t have the range of colours that the DK range does and is woefully lacking a bright yellow and bold green. I had planned to add to it from the Sirdar Hayfield range but apparently the Aran weight in that is non existant and I don’t want to use the version with wool in rather than 100% acrylic in case it feels wrong..
After some jiggery pokery, I’m about here. Fran wants random , not themed so I am playing with colours and making some hexagons that have a ‘feel’ to them – films she likes, seasons, places, that sort of thing. Over the year I’ll need to make 150-180 hexagons as the plan is for it to be an 18th birthday present (just… HOW can she be almost 18?) so she can leave home with a mummy hug. Now the colours are flowing better, I think it will have more pink, purple and blue in it though, to ape the colours that were so “Fran and Maddy” when they were little.
I’m just going to add some love for Lusciously Loopy here – see how beautifully presented it is? Crocheted motif label, gift wrap, free gift… just gorgeous.
She was really helpful too.
The hexagon was a newsletter freebie project from Deramores. it’s lovely – and not boring – to work and I’m enjoying my first ever hexagons.
What are you stitching?