Archive for making for boys
I’ve been knitting so much lately, it’s time to shift gears just a bit and be somewhat more well-rounded, don’t you think? Time to finish some of those languishing quilts!continue reading "Shifting gears"
A little unexpected after-school follow-the-string fun for the first day of summer vacation.continue reading "Treasure hunting"
Did you think this day would never come? It sometimes feels like that when you work on the same project for so many weeks! But here we are, the body of the blanket complete, perfectly rectangular, and ready for a decorative edge. As you can see above, I chose to do a granny-style border on […]continue reading "Finishing the hexagon blanket!"
Last week we covered how to deal with the big gaps on the sides of the blanket by filling them in with half hexagons. Today, we’ll talk about the zig-zaggy edges. By the time we’re done with this step, the blanket will be a perfect rectangle. If you look at the top edge of your […]continue reading "How to make a straight edge on a hexagon blanket"
Today we are going to take your mostly-finished blanket and begin squaring-off the sides. I’ll be honest. This is the part of the project that really excited me the most when Boring Office Guy and I were first exploring the idea of making him a hexagon blanket. Most of the googling I did turned up […]continue reading "How to crochet a half hexagon"
Guess what this is. This is the unused yarn that I have after hooking the last stitch on Aidan’s hexagon blanket. Wait, did I just say last stitch, as in, the blanket is finished? Indeed I did. And I’m about 3 weeks ahead of schedule! Last time we talked about it, I had a small […]continue reading "Ahead of schedule"
Isn’t it exciting when the end of a long-term project is within reach? While there’s something nice about the process, there comes a time when the process gets to be too tedious for words and all you want is to move on to the next thing! Been there? Well, today I am so happy because […]continue reading "Getting closer…"
You’ve probably noticed that I am measuring my weekly goals in 18 hexes at a time. It’s not as arbitrary as it sounds. It’s based on the colors I’m using. Remember way back at the beginning we talked about choosing yarn for your blanket? If you haven’t seen that post, go ahead and take a […]continue reading "Hexagon blanket: why 18 at a time?"
So… I added another 18 hexagons to my blanket last week. (Yay!) I think another two sets of 18, and I’ll be done with the main part of the blanket. That’s exciting, because I can only do the same thing over and over again for so long before I am mentally ready for the next […]continue reading "Hexagon blanket progress"
Another week, another hexagon blanket update! How is yours coming along? As of Friday night, I had met my goal of doubling the number of hexagons I’d joined. I got it up to 36. I spent Saturday getting 18 more hexagons all done (except for their joining rounds), and I plan to spend the rest […]continue reading "Weaving in ends"