Hexie squirrel in my lap
Some time last year I came across an old blog that had a knitting pattern for hexagons.
I made a knitted throw for a friend and really enjoyed making the hexies.
Ever since then I've had an idea swirling around in my head for how to make a throw for myself, but with hexie flowers, rather than random placing of hexies.
I've made a start ... unfortunately it's keeping me away from what I should be doing. I'm stonewalled by the stone roses at the moment, but knitting hexies is a great way to relax at the end of a hard day at work.
I'm using rather cheap acryllic yarn from the same supplier. But I'm finding that the white yarn which I have chosen to use as the centre of the 'flowers' is not as thick as the same yarn, same supplier, in saturated colours. I wonder if anyone knows why this is so? It doesn't matter too much for this project, but it's something that is making me wonder. I will be embroidering knitted french knots in the centre of each white hexagon to represent the stamens.
|I've made lots of these 'flowers' in many colours, and I like the way it is developing.|