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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

yarn along - hexi blanket........................

I am joining in with Ginny for this weeks yarn along, as usual I can't wait to see what everyone is up to as I always find lots of ideas to inspire me. Earlier this week I started to crochet a small hexagon and loved it, one quickly became two but then I just carried on hooking round and round, I began to wonder what a large hexagon blanket would look like. I'm not sure how the finished result will drape, also not sure how big to make it but for now I am busy hooking and having fun. I am using yarn from my stash, the Debbie Bliss Bella  which I bought a few weeks ago. It is a dream to crochet with, so smooth it glides on your hook just perfect to work with and reading wise I have a new book on the go.


The novel was recommended by my daughter Kate 'The Seamstress' she adored it. It is a debut novel written by Maria Duena, set in Madrid in the 1930s. The story is told from the perspective of Sira Quiroga, a talented seamstress who is engaged to Ignacio, a reliable and dependable young man. As Sira prepares for her wedding, she feels that her life lacks excitement and when she meets Ramiro Arribas, a handsome, charming, older man, she is ready to fall in love. I will stop now as I don't want to spoil the story for you although I haven't read very much yet and being honest I am finding it a little bit slow to get into but Kate warned me and said it's so worth persevering with.

Before you go I hope you will pop over and have a quick look at Ginny's yarn along  here

talk soon x

(quick thought has anyone made a big granny crochet hexagon blanket - would love to know how you got on with it)

27 comments:

  1. Your very large hexie is looking lovely, it will make a great small round table cover or you could square it off with a border later. I love working with Debbie Bliss, is a completely different class of wool and just love how easy it is to work with. The book sounds wonderful. Enjoy working this hexie xoxo

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    1. thank you I am really enjoying making it x

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  2. I love your idea of a big hexagon blanket!! Maybe I will try it someday (lots of yarn in the stash...).
    As long as you keep increasing in the corners it'll turn out right isn't it?
    And I love Debbie Bliss, such great yarn! Very soft and easy to work with.

    Cheers!
    Barbara

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  3. The blanket is lovely, Sue. The colors are rich and welcoming. It's going to be really pretty.

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    1. I am very pleased with how the colours work together x

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  4. Your blanket looks great! I usually crochet granny squares but will have to try a hexi next time.

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    1. thank you, and don't forget to share a photo if you do x

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  5. Your hexi is looking lovely Sue - keep going!
    Joy x

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    1. Thank you Joy I am happily going round and round x

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  6. I love the colours of your blanket.
    Anne xx

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  7. OOooooOOOOOOoooooo I love that blanket!!!! Friday night I have a girls night with my mom and she's teaching me that stitch and how to make little coasters like the one you have pictured here... I can't wait, I get so giddy over crochet!
    Your work is great!
    Tammy

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  8. Love the little crochet hexie, and the big hexie blanket is looking great too .....such a gorgeous colour combination. The yarn sounds lovely to use, Sue.
    Helen x

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  9. Blanket looks wonderful.have never made one into a blanket but I think it will look interesting shape... Beautiful colors. I love Debbie Bliss' yarn.

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    1. I am really enjoying my Debbie Bliss it's a special treat x

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  10. Your blanket is great!! I am thinking of starting my own blanket very soon!

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  11. Summer romance books! Ahhh, happy reading. Love your hexie!

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  12. that blanket is looking so lovely!!! yay!

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  13. I love the colors in your hexagon!

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  14. Love your blanket, it's REALLY PRETTY. Nice and cozy colors :P

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  15. The blanket looks lovely, Sue! How large is it going to be? I'm curious how it will look when you've spread it.
    Have a good weekend!

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