I finished it! This sweater has been hanging over me for a few months. It's the ubiquitous hexagon sweater and I got the two hexagons done months ago. Then the project stalled while I worked out exactly how I wanted to finish it. I was also held up a bit by the baby quilts in September and hats in November. Finally, over Christmas I buckled down and got it done.
I made another version of this sweater last Spring and gave that one to Mom. I wanted to make one for myself that was a little shorter and this is the result. I was going to take a photo of it on but my hair was wet and I had my PJs on so you'll have to take this flat photo along with my witness that it fits PERFECTLY! I will wear this one a lot, probably starting this afternoon when I go out to knit group and to run errands.
I really like this pattern by LaDria LaVea. There are dozens of hexi cardigans on the web but I liked the bobble detail around the front edge of this one and her tutorial style is entertaining but also really clear and thorough. The yarn is Lion Brand Heartland in the color New River Gorge. I thought that color was appropriate since the NRG is in Virginia and West Virginia. I used a J hook.
I usually keep 3 projects going that require different hook sizes. I alternate them each time I sit to crochet and it seems that changing hook sizes helps to alleviate hand fatigue. With the hats and sweater done I only have the big blanket going so it's time to start 2 new projects. I think they will be projects using these yarns.
With the pink variegated Mandala Ombre I think I will make another of these blankets for donation. I loved hos that one turned out and I seem to remember that it worked up pretty quickly.
With the Noro yarn I'm thinking of making a shrug and will try out this one that I found on Lovecrafts. I'll start it and see how it goes.
Remember all the baby blankets that I made in August, September and October? Here's one of them in use. Isn't she so cute?
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.