A recent search on Ravelry inspired me to start a hexagon blanket using the free pattern from Lucy at Attic 24. There were so many beautiful examples and it seemed like a great way to use up all the bits and pieces of dk cotton in my stash. I am going to use as many colours as I can find and make it a really bright colourful project. So far, the pile of hexagons amounts to about 100!
So, only about another 300 to go if it is to be a good sized throw. Each hexagon probably takes about 20 minutes to make. The variety of colours keeps it interesting. It may take a while to finish this project but I am loving what I have already done. I have chosen not to join the hexagons as I go because I want to make sure that the colours are well distributed through the blanket at the end. Not sure yet whether I should do a final round of a single colour around each motif before I join them. What do you think?
Recently, I have had a bit more time for novelty yarns. I will admit that they have their place. This super frothy scarf was knitted in a couple of hours from a single ball of Katia Triana Lux which I purchased last week from "Mavis" in Bushey, my LYS. There were a few made up in the shop and I rather liked them, particularly the gorgeous colours available in this yarn. I chose this lovely green colour, although I was very tempted by the fabulous purple. It is a bit fiddly to knit and if you drop a stitch you have lost it for ever - but worth the effort I think.
My wonderfully creative Miss Millie has been to some kids animation workshops at Watford Museum during the Summer holidays. Last Friday, the kids made clay models and used them in a short film. What a fun thing to do! Her model, named "John" is the one on the left. He danced brilliantly in his first movie and is now having a rest on our bookshelf.