The Hexagon Project 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:

Motif no 1
Motif no 1

The ebook can be found here:
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

Happy crocheting xxx


Last year I had an adventure in colour when I made Bohemian Rhapsody

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 –—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

Start as I mean to go on…….

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