Archives for the month of: January, 2014

You may recall that last year I published 7 interchangeable hexagon motifs called the Hexagon Project 2013.

As you know, I love hexagons and I have so many flying around in my head that I could not resist another project – so The Hexagon Project 2014 has just been launched.

This year I have designed 6 interchangeable hexagons, one will be published each month for 7 months (with a one month gap in the middle). They are also included in an ebook which includes ideas to inspire you on what to make with the hexagons – layouts for scarves, shawls and blankets. And the ebook includes half hexagons, for extra versatility.

Motif no 1 has just been published: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-hexagon-project-2014-motif-no-1

Motif no 1

Motif no 1

The ebook can be found here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/the-hexagon-project-2014
Until the end of March you can get a £4 discount on the price of the ebook using coupon code HAPPYHEXAGONS

Happy Hexagons

Happy Hexagons

There is a crochet-a-long (CAL) on my Ravely group. For The Hexagon Project 2013 there was quite an array of items made – blankets, cushions, napkin rings, shawls, scarves to mention a few. This year I am hoping for a wider range – so join in the fun and show me what you can make with happy hexagons http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/agrarian-artisan-designs/2809555/51-75#reply_form

Happy crocheting xxx

Last year I had an adventure in colour when I made Bohemian Rhapsody https://agrarianartisan.com/2013/12/08/a-little-bit-bohemian/

This year I have embarked on another adventure in colour – Kaleidoscope.

Kaleidoscope is a mystery crochet blanket club by Amanda Perkins of The Natural Dye Studio – you receive yarn at the start of each quarter and the pattern is released in instalments – one per month. If you are really quick you may be able to join the club for this year – http://www.thenaturaldyestudio.com/kaleidoscope—crochet-blanket-club-2014-391-c.asp

On 14th January this arrived:

Kaleidoscope - Godiva yarn quarter 1

Kaleidoscope – Godiva yarn quarter 1

It is Godiva – a pure merino 4 ply, it is luscious and perfect for blankets.

Within no time it was wound into little cakes and given its own home – a perfect little basket.

Kaleidoscope - a basket of cakes quarter 1

Kaleidoscope – a basket of cakes quarter 1

On 18th January it had become this:

Kaleidoscope - January

Kaleidoscope – January

Those little triangles are addictive, you want to begin a new one as soon as you finish the last one. You are itching to see what the colours will be and how it will sit in the design! Roll on 1st February when I can start the next instalment.

2014 will be a colourful year!

Happy crocheting x

Wow!   Almost 2 weeks into 2014 already.  

I resolved to do more knitting this year and I think I have started well. 

I have been knitting cowls.  Why?  Well I am organising a coach trip to Wonderwool Wales in April and I thought it would be nice to design something to help occupy the time during the 3 hour journey.  For some reason I decided on a cowl, but it has to be something that you can knit without having to refer to the pattern too much (not recommended whilst the coach is in motion, it could induce travel sickness in some, me included!).  

It took me 3 attempts before I came up with a design I thought would suit.   The first 2 cowls were lovely but just did not fit the ‘coach’ criteria.  The third is perfect but I need to test it further.  So I have knitted 3 cowls already and I am halfway into my fourth.

These are the two I ‘rejected’:

Fields of Green Cowl

Fields of Green Cowl

Ridge and Spine Cowl

Ridge and Spine Cowl

They may be rejects for the coach but I love them, and I have published them.  You can find them on Ravelry.

I have also spent a bit of my time teaching myself to spin yarn…….but it will be quite a while before I share my spinning adventures!

Happy knitting xx

crobbles

Smile :-)

Postcard from Gibraltar

Ex-pat family life with crochet, arts & crafts thrown in.

ayarnyrobin

my crochet life and more

Of Blithe Spirit

The Pursuit Of Joy

Simply Made Kitchen and Crafts

Wholesome family living, simple recipes and crafts

The Crafty Coup

Finally, you're here! Let's make something!

Loz's Little Crochets

A little place for all My things Crochet

Colouring With Yarn

... relaxing with hooks and yarn ...

LucyAnn &Luna craft

crafting,dachshunds including other bits & bobs

craftfulness

Feeling good!

Baking and Making

Living a slow life in a fast world

yarnandpointysticks

knitting and other things

All Night Knits

Sleep All Day. Knit All Night.

Oddments

Crochet & Knitting Oddments

Happy Clappy Crochet

Celebrating Crochet with a Positive Spin

Knit and Purl Garden

Adventures in knitting, crochet and creativity