Ever since I committed to learning crochet, I’ve found myself trading in my needles for hooks more often than not. So for me, this year’s Knit & Crochet in Public week has been all about returning to my first (and sadly unfinished!) crochet project.
I had first decided on the Hexagon How-To because it used a few simply stitches, just enough for me to get comfortable with crochet. Needles to say, soon after I got the hang of how to crochet these small circles, it quickly became a complete obsession for me. After a few weeks, I finally ran out of yarn (and apparently motivation to move onto the next step)!
Although this seemingly unimpressive grid of crocheted circles seems manageable at first – it can get a bit overwhelming when you realize that each little tower is a stack of 14 or 16 other circles.
And yes, those are all ends you see sticking out. I know, I should have been taking breaks and doing a bit of finishing here and there. But I just couldn’t stop making these addictive circles! So now, it is time for me to take back the hexagon and get started on finishing this blanket.
I used the very nice and sunny weather here this weekend as the perfect opportunity to do a bit of public crocheting! I took my (huge) stash of circles down to the waterfront, enjoyed the weather, and got started on the hexagon borders.
I used some of the special buy Chroma Worsted that we had around Cyber Monday. After having this project in hiding for so long, I completely forgot how much I loved this color! I’m using Chroma Worsted in Natural for the hexagon borders and I really like how it’s turning out.
Who knew it would just take a bit of crocheting in public (paired with the guilt/shame of ignoring this project for so long!) to refuel my enthusiasm? Either way, I’m happy to report that my Hexagon blanket it back on track and so it my motivation!
Where did you crochet or knit in public this week?