Some of you may have been wondering where I have been for the past few weeks.
It all started with pain at the base of my thumbs on both hands. I decided that a break from Crochet was necessary which meant that I wasn’t going to have much to write posts about. Since reading posts about other’s creativity would only aggravate my sense of frustration, I decided to leave blogs and blogging for a while and concentrate on preparations for Christmas. Presents and cards all sorted, time to catch up.
I am now back to crocheting but as this is focussed on the blanket I am making for my granddaughter, it may still mean a lack of things to blog about as I don’t want to just give endless updates on my progress.
However just as a taster about the start.
At the beginning I found making the first couple of rounds wasn’t very enjoyable but then I realised this was because I was sewing the ends in as I went.
Now I am finishing each round with an invisible join, as it works best for adding the next round, which means ends have to be sewn in. However I realised that I could do the crochet and sewing in batches which felt much better.
So first I make six little white centres.
Then I pick up one of the colours and do six with the same colour and then repeat for each of four shades of the current colour.
Here you can see what happened with the green ones. Three more rounds using two colours to go.
220 hexagons plus an edge. I hope I can finish in time, as I am still giving my hands plenty of rest.