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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Hexagons? Help?

So I finished sewing up all of the patches for my Square Target Blanket. Yay!

Today I started laying them out to try to get a feel for what I have. After trying out many designs and not finding anything I liked I finally decided to sort the patches by color. I ended up with three piles - "crazy colors", "sort of crazy colors" and "normal colors". Not much of a system I know. :) So it looks to me like I've got the makings of one large blanket and two smaller blankets.

I think I can possibly finish the "crazy colors" blanket with just a bit more crochet with the skeins of yarn I already have.

The bummer is that I think I need to buy some more yarn in order to finish the larger blanket. :(

I felt discouraged so I put the patches aside and took a look at the hexagons. I crocheted the last one today.

This is what I've got.

Close up of some of the colors:

Here's my idea for now of the layout.

I'm not set on the order of the colors other than keeping the two dark blue stripes where they are.

Any comments are welcome because I'm not in love with this arrangement!

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Blogger Jennifer said...

You know I kind of like that arrangement. You could go from light to dark in color placement which may be interesting.

9:27 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Maybe you could attach them slightly differently (with space between them) and use a single unifying color to connect them and edge the blanket?

10:19 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

I am not an artistic person at all (although I try) so keep that in mind!

Since I tend to like order, I think I'd try laying it out with the pink rows in the same place with regard to the blue rows (for example switch the dark pink and grey rows so that the pink is always before the blue).

Or, you could keep the blue rows, but do 2 rows of alternating light pink/grey and green/dark pink.

Can you see the accountant in me coming out :)

But, as always, I'm impressed with your crafty talent.

12:39 PM  

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