Almost a year ago I made my first crocheted African flower motif.
The flowers then just kept on growing and growing and before I knew what I was doing I'd started a blanket. I even took it on holiday.
By the end of Spetember 2010 I'd finished making and joining the hexagons and had started on the border. For the next six months since then I have periodically been sewing in all thoses pesky ends. And now I HAVE FINISHED!
So here it is...
It briefly graced the back of the sofa before I remembered that I want to enter it into our local show in June, so it's now folded and put away.
While we're in the living room here's a picture of the red sofa replacement. I bought it recently when Country Mouse and I went on a charity shopping trip on Dumbarton Road in Glasgow.
Such an improvement. I do not regret getting rid of the sofa at all. The feeling of extra space is wonderful and it's so nice just to be able to walk straight in the room without having to make an immediate right hand turn.
Now that I can easily reach the bookcases I've been able to make a little space for some flowers from the garden.
The recent fine weather has made the garden blossom (though it's cold & wet again now sadly).
I've done a little gardening and we've had our first batch of stewed rhubarb and scone.
I also got some recent pretty shopping bargains - the mugs were 79p each and the tray 99p (both from B&M), the tea towels (I have enough now!) are from Aldi's.
So what am I going to crochet next? I had a go at a Queen Anne's Lace Scarf but I think the different colours in the wool I used muddies the pattern (as well as just being rather muddy in colour itself).
So I think I'll frog it and try something else...
Edited to add some notes on the blanket:
201 whole hexagons.
18 half hexagons (I used this pattern for the half hexagons)
I'll measure it and add the dimensions soon!
Yarn used - any old DK so long as I liked the colour, a lot of it was from the local pound shops as I didn't want to spend too much money on it.