Tuesday, September 18

IF

If I was going to make a Babette blanket I would probably use colours something like this

and my squares would start to look something like this...
but I wouldn't be doing anything so silly as starting another project, so instead here (finally) is the progress I have made on the hexagon blanket:
hexagons starting to grow

This blanket is actually the reworking of a wip that was looking like this.

A gorgeous striped cardigan for Miss L in Rowan wool cotton.   Unfortunately, the completed back you see here is a size 2, and given that Miss L is now 5 I might have just left this project a little too late! (now there's an understatement).  There wasn't enough yarn to complete a bigger size so the perfect excuse to start some hexagons.  Miss L is monitoring the blanket's progress quite closely, including sizing it up to her bed!  Nothing like cracking that whip over your mother!!

When my little overseer has retired for the night, I have been trying to still work out a colour way I like for the chevron scarf.  I won't bore you with photo's of all the versions I have tried, but I think I finally like this one - I think!  
chevron version i've lost count!
And I've also grown attached to this version - in 3 ply hand dyed cashmere (purchased from AK).
cashmere chevron
So you can see it is really very lucky that I haven't started any other projects this week (she says nudging the Babette blanket under the cushion).  But I know you are really here to find out if you won this month's giveaway.  My helpful little barrel bunny (or bowl bunny as the case may be), Pebble was very excited to be able to choose this month's winner.

The prize is this great book.
fabric leftovers
And the winner is
so Gwen email me your address - whizzme (at)bigpond(dot)net(au).

Finally, because so many of you have been so lovely about my knitting tote's, there are now 3 available in the shop - all sporting great Aunty Cookie fabric. (hey Jo, look, I finally made something for the shop?!)

Now I hear Miss L saying something about blankets....

19 comments:

Kirsty said...

Those hexagons are just lovely & I'm looking forward to the babette too.

Alex said...

Just smiling... all so mellow and beautiful. Hopefully you will stay with this version of the scarf, it looks really good.

sarah said...

I really love the colours in your hexagon blanket and the scarf colours are gorgeous too. Thanks for introducing yourself on my blog, it's good to meet you!

Lesley said...

I love those hexagons and those chevrons and I'm sure if you were daft enought to even consider starting another project then those crochet squares would be perfect ;)
I could do with someone cracking the whip for me - only four knitting WIPs, one crochet one and about twelve million sewing ones going on right now. Unfocussed, moi?

dani (pyglet) said...

I am loving those hexagons. Really pretty!
Fantastic multi-tasking with all the WIP's too...You are AMAZING! (or a crazy lady weilding knitting needles?)
;)

Violet & Rose said...

I have just fallen in love with your blanket and it takes alot for me to fall in love. Can't wait to see it finished. Beautiful!

sue said...

Oh those blankets look so nice. The hexagon one looks beautiful. I think we have the same problem, startitis. I can never help myself starting new projects and therefore there are always others needing to be finished. I just popped over to your shop too and bought one of your fabulous knitting totes.

Jackie said...

You are amazingly talented! That hexagon blanket is the MOST beautiful! I love the colors!!(I love all the colors for all the lovely items, actually and I must say, those granny squares would be lovely...just in case you wanted to keep going).

leslie said...

oh wow, your hexagons are SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!! i love the colours you're working with, it's going to be so stunning when completed.

joanne said...

yay for the shop!!!!!!!

Louise said...

I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the hexagon quilt - it looks amazing!

gwen said...

I would never have thought that crochet hexagons could look so pretty! The chevrons look beautiful as well. And it is a great idea to combine two yarns.
I am lucky, I won. Thanks a lot! Take care.

becsta said...

Hey your hexagons look great, and so does the scarf. Must feel good to take apart a WIP and start making something more inspiring...

Sheeps Clothing said...

I've always wished I could crochet, but never more than now after seeing your gorgeous hexagon WIP. Really, really pretty!
So pleased to see that lovely Rowan wool being re-used. It would be such shame (and an expensive shame at that) to see it go to waste.

a little magpie said...

You would be very surprised to know that once upon a time I used to crochet. It even surprises me. My grandma taught me who was excellent at it. I also used to knit and sew. Can you believe it? But then I decided that any sort of craft work gave me headaches so I stopped and don't really remember much now.

tiel said...

so much goodness in one post. those hexagons are so beautiful. love them.

posiepatchwork said...

I have such knitting envy now, you're work is beautiful. Love Posie

summer pickles said...

heavens! my first visit to your blog today (via greenolive) and I have just seen your hexagon blanket, which is just gorgeous!
Beautiful work, and a lovely friendly blog too.
See you again! xx

Suse said...

Oooh delicious post. I adore the chevron scarf, love the hexagons and the babette squares are fab!