Wednesday 24 June 2015

A Totally Scrappy Endevour Part Two

Thank you for all the lovely comments you left me for part one it's nice to know that I may have given some of you a little bit of stash busting inspiration.

 It's funny how the mind works sometimes, well my mind anyway, you see there I was gathering all my little bits of stash yarn in order to make my totally scrappy blanket when a few things occurred to me.
  1. Eventually it's going to be a huge blanket.
  2. It won't be easy to carry around.
  3. Maybe it's going to be too hot to work on in the summer (if we ever get one)
  4. I may get bored having just one easy project.
  5. I don't want huge areas of one colour in the blanket.
To overcome the above I needed to come up with something similar but different just to keep the interest going as it were and so....

The Totally Scrappy Hexie Blanket was born

Well lets face it it's going to be a while before it's going to look much like a blanket but I'm sure you get the idea, I love hexagons and it's quite a while since I made any so I have been toying with the idea for a while.

Now I look at a ball of scrap yarn and I think is there enough there to make a hexagon or two and if there is it goes onto the hexagon stash pile, once I have made as many hexagons as I can out of it then what's left will be added to the  big ball to be used for the totally scrappy blanket.

Well It keeps me amused so please just go with it for my sake...

Now I set myself certain rules a hexagon is not complete until all ends have been tied off and I won't start another until I have done this and then and only then will it go into the hexagon jar

Don't they look pretty sitting in the jar

 Eventually when I can't get another single hexagon into the jar I will join them, I wonder how many jar fulls it will take to make a decent sized blanket quite few I would imagine but that doesn't matter because I'm in no hurry to get it finished.

This project is ongoing it could go on for years there is no pressure to get it finished at all so why don't you join me....
  1. It's a great way of using up those little bits.
  2. It's easy to work on a tiny hexagon wherever you are.
  3. All you need to carry is a hook and a tiny ball of wool or two.
  4. They are fun to play with.
  5. The bright colours make me happy.
Can you think of any more positives I will add them to the list.
How many Hexagons do you think there are in the jar?

My Hexie to go kit

Hexagon Pattern

You can use any hexagon pattern of course but this one is so simple, I'm sure you can work out how to make it just by looking at the photo but if you would like me to write it out I will gladly do so :) 

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Pattern for Hexi's now available here

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  1. I think your hexagon blanket will be gorgeous when it's done. I made a big hexagon blanket last year but joined them in such a way that it made flowers (you can see the picture on my blog if you want - it's hard to explain in words). Your hexagon blanket will be stash-busting and stress-busting. I like your idea of the wee bag to hold your kit. I'm always looking for something to put a few crochet bits in to take out with me and usually end up with a plastic carrier bag. Don't know why, for I use pencil cases/make-up bags for storing yarn etc.

  2. Isn't it a wonderful feeling when you come up with a good idea, be it ever so simple. Hexies seem popular at the moment and it's good to have a long-term project you can dip into whenever you want.

  3. Oooh, you do love making huge blankets! I will enjoy following your progress.

  4. Have fun with your hexagons !!!

  5. Pretty little hexagons Linda. I'm doing something similar with little squares - it's fun to work on. :)

  6. I am *very* impressed that you're weaving in all ends before moving on to the next one; I'm incredibly lazy about that sort of thing and tend to put it off until the very end! I think your project will look lovely, because it already does!

  7. Beautiful Hexi's Linda! I've sort of felt the same way from time to time. It's a nice change. I'm working on one sort of like yours but mine are puff squares, like you....I'm not in any hurry to finish!
    xx Shari

  8. Oh I love it, the next blanket - may be - sometimes. ;-) Have a good summer!

  9. I'm loving this idea! Have you decided how you will join them yet? I have been using the magic knot for a while now and I love it. I will say that it took a while for me to get the hang of it. I I'll enjoy seeing your progress. Yes, please, do write a pattern. I would appreciate it! Thanks for sharing this great idea. I will pass it along to a group of friends who do charity knitting and crocheting. There are always odds and ends of yarn left from blankets and such.

    1. Thank you Diane, I have just whip stitched those 7 together so far but it's early days and I may change my mind, there will be a lot of experimentation I can tell you. I will post the pattern soon. :)

  10. I think maybe once, I tried a hexie pattern, and it might not have turned out to be a hexie in the end. Ha! I do this same thing with grannies and am working on a bunting right now for the secret garden project. Have fun filling your jar.

  11. I love your hexies Linda. What color are you using to whip stitch them together and are you sorta doing a continuous join?


  12. Forgot to mention - I think there are 37 hexies in the jar.


  13. What a lovely idea, and yes, please, share the pattern with us. I don't have enough leftovers to make a blanket, but I'd love to use the pattern for making a cushion-cover.
    Anja (from Holland)

  14. Ooo; such a good idea! My remnants of yarn are reaching epidemic proportions, so it might be time for me to embark on a similar project. Looking forward to seeing more!

  15. This is a great idea too! Such a perfect stash-buster, Linda. I might have to do one of these soon...

  16. Wow!! Quite a big project !! :) your jar looks pretty and colorful with all the hexagons. Great idea of collecting in jar. If I had to do I will need a small jar:)

  17. Ah, so sweet these little hexagons! Pretty color mix. And easy to carry along, those litlle things. Great idea. Looking forward to seing your hexie blanket growing! Sunny weekend greetings, Nata

  18. I love your self control - finishing each one before starting the next, It's a great idea! They look so lovely in the jar, your system seems so organised - I'm very impressed.

  19. I love the jar idea, you have the added joy of seeing your work grow, it's a much better idea than just popping them in a bag. I look forward to seeing the finished item :)
    Jan x

  20. I really love those bright hexagony colours! I'm also crocheting a stash buster blanket at the moment but in an Attic24 style granny stripe blanket. And i look at each colour in terms of "will this ball be enough for 2 rows?"

  21. What a great idea, I started knitting myself squares to eventually make the blanket but the squares are quite large so I've given up for now. I'm sure your blanket will be fabulous.

  22. Thank you for sharing at my link up last week,
    you are welcome to join in this week too.

  23. Love hexagons! Love all your colors. Like you, I'm also working on a hexagon blanket, joining as I go. Right now it is too hot to have a blanket on my lap so I'm just making the individual hexagons up through the second round. Round three, the joining round, on my blanket is in white. And I don't see my blanket taking proper form until cooler weather, like September.

    Your blanket will be beautiful! I love all the individual colors, the patchwork effect of it. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Came here Via Jennifer. I made these into a hexi scarf for my pal. Don't know if I could manage a blanket! Cheering you on though! Jo x


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