February 4, 2014

Ta dah.....

.....since the weather still won't play fair, I decided to move some furniture around and find some "light" in this dark house of mine and just go ahead and photograph my finished hexagon blanket.


{ so sorry for the glare in some photos...it was hardly impossible to get any good light without the glare no matter what setting my camera was on...it's doing some serious raining out at the moment and I just couldn't wait any longer to show you}



What can I possibly say about this blanket.

It is by far my favorite one I have ever crochet. Definitely a keeper for me and a sense of accomplishment.

I've seen hexagon blankets all over the web, pinterest, other blogs, etc.. etc.. etc.. but never tried my hand at one until a few weeks ago. There was just something about these easy stitches that made each one a joy to work on. Never a dull moment. I never got bored with it. I got so excited when I joined a new color...it was pure happiness.

There are 165 hexagons total. Size is about 70x55 including the border which is just a row of sc, then a row of trebles and then another row of sc again. Very simple and happy with that.
I know I could have made a nice fancy lacy border around it but really I thought it was big enough.

Now I do wish I had more muted colors to work with.  ( All from my stash ) It's sort of a mix of bright, dark, and muted colors and joined with a dark shade of gray. { it's not black...dark gray, but you can't tell by these photos} And even sometimes when the light hits it just right~ you might even think it's a blue..
pretty pretty!




I love it in every room of the house no matter how it's thrown.
I've even used it every night so far and it's so warm and soft.
I even gave it a good washing and dried and it's even more soft than before.

♥  L o V e.....L o V e 


I even caught it in Lauren's room upon her bed but soon I snatched it back when she was at school.
I guess we will be fighting over this one until another is made.



Well, there a few more photos to look at for I just couldn't help myself.
So just enjoy them.
I am ready to move on to something else but not sure what it will be.
After this, I am sort of miss working on it so I might have to find another big project to work on.
I wonder what it will be??

Time will only tell.












Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments on my quilt in my last post.
I tried to respond to all of them but if I missed one or two I'm sorry.
I truly appreciate all the sweetness you all give me in messages. I so wish I lived closer to you all so we can have get one great big crafty party....wouldn't that be awesome!!!


Well....I hope you have a wonderful week. It's still raining out so I think I might 
bake today....cookies sounds good!

xxxxxxx





lining up with

36 comments:

  1. It's absolutely beautiful Shari. I don't blame Lauren for wanting it - I would want it too. :)

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  2. Your blanket really is beautiful. I like how you mixed in some solid colors with the multi-colored hexagons. Great job!

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  3. Congratulations! That is a stunning blanket - I think the edging is perfect, it really allows the hexies to shine! I am really enjoying my hexie project, too, I do get a special little thrill at joining in new colours and watching it all develop - are we crazy silly or just terribly creative? I choose the latter...Chrissie x ps Thanks for linking up! :-)

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  4. Such beautiful colors and your work is so neat and beautiful! Love it!

    Laura from beautiful West Michigan (lerounds on Ravelry)

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  5. That is a beautiful blanket Shari. I know how much work they are when you change colors every round like you did. Well done! I can't wait until you unveil your next project.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  6. It's gorgeous Shari, so pretty with all the different colours, I love that picture of Garrett gazing out of the window so sweet. You were so quick with this, can't wait to see what you make next, could it be a ripple perhaps. xx

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  7. No matter how you fold it, it still looks absolutely stunning. Well done Shari. Jo x

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  8. It really is really beautiful Shari - so are your photos by the way! - I can quite see why it has migrated to Lauren's room, but I would taking it back too if it was me who had made it. I think that the colours go together so well. Great job! xx

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  9. I don't think your beautiful photo's have suffered at all because of the poor quality of light, your photo's are absolutely stunning. I can't believe that this is all made from stash yarn ... a blanket so beautiful and the colours are just made for one another, no wonder you have fallen in love with it (Lauren too I suspect)

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  10. Maureen Oates Febuary 4,2014February 4, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    I Love your Blankets. I would Love to have those Patterns as I do a lot of crocheting. But I haven't done anything as beautiful as your Blankets.

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  11. What a delightful blanket Shari - you just keep getting better and better at this; and yes, wouldn't a big craft party be something special where we could gather from all the corners of the world and just enjoy each other and our projects! Warm hugs, Joy xo

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  12. I appreciated seeing the beautiful blanket from many different angles, Shari! I especially liked seeing it draped on a bed, and the last shot of Garrett sitting on it :)
    Bravo, for more lovely work! xx

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  13. Hi Shari, finally I found you again. I was having a hard time connecting to your blog and then kind of lost it when you changed your name again. What a beautiful blanket. Just gorgeous and all the other ones you have made. So happy I found you. Hope you had a wonderful holiday. So glad I now can visit you more often. :)

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  14. Hello Shari,

    I found you via Pinterest and I am so glad that I have! You have a wonderful blog. Your hexagon blanket is beautiful, and I can imagine that it is beautiful to snuggle up in!

    Have a lovely rest of a week

    Vanessa x

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  15. Hi Shari
    I have just stumbled across your beautiful blog - and have added you straight to my blog list, so many lovely things to look at.
    I shall be back very soon,
    Kate
    www.justpootling.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. such a beautiful blanket......your colour choices are amazing.....just gorgeous...:)
    V x

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  17. I just saw this on pinterest. It's stunning. Really beautiful! Congrats on such a lovely finish :)

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  18. Seriously beautiful! What pattern did you use?

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  19. What a lovely accomplishment Shari! I truly love all the colors you have in it... just beautiful!
    Hugs from snowy New Hampshire,
    Beth

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  20. Your blanket is GORGEOUS, Shari!!! It is a work of art. Congratulations are in order.

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  21. Shari, your blanket is gorgeous. Such lovely colours which all work beautifully together.
    Marianne x

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  22. Wow this is simply beautiful .The colour the shape of the granny and your styling makes me want to start another one of my own. .Your photos are ao inspirational

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  23. It's a beautiful blanket! I love the hexagons and the colors are so pretty!

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  24. What a stunning blanket I love the hexagons. Your photography is amazing you really have a wonder eye for photographing. x

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  25. Oh! I can completely understand why you are so in love with it, it is absolutely stunning. I am in love with it myself x

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  26. Hi Shari, I have only just discovered your blog and I am so glad I found you, you and your work are so inspirational. Thank you xx

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  27. Wow, Shari....I love this blanket, it is gorgeous!! I can see why you don't want to part with it! All your photos of it are beautiful too :)
    Happy weekend!
    Helen xox

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  28. Well now I am crying! That is the most beautiful blanket that I have ever seen! It is just so pretty in both design and the colors you chose! Amazing.....and wow do you have a gift!!! A wonderful weekend to you!!! Nicole xoxo

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  29. Shari your blanket is brilliant I love the colours and design. Well done.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  30. It's really pretty!

    Jenn@JennsCraftyWorld

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  31. What a beautiful pattern. I would love to have the steps to your hexagon - I haven't found one that I like nearly as much as this one. Please post!

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  32. Oh how I have missed blog land and visiting your corner of the world. Love love love this blanket and the colors, wow! You make such pretty things and I truly have just been inspired to make my very own hexagon blanket. I have always wanted to but have thought them to be to difficult. Well I think after seeing yours that it is most likely well worth it.

    Hope you have a good weekend.
    -Birgitta

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  33. Your hexi blanket is absolutely beautiful! What kind of yarn did you use? Thank you for sharing. :-)

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  34. Hey, I just saw this blanket on Pinterest, it's so gorgeous!! I have a long-term hexagon blanket on the go at the moment, a similar pattern to this but it looks like yours is dtr (UK terms) while mine is ordinary tr (UK). I think next time I would do one like yours though as I love the effect! I also love your mixture of single and multi colour patches. It's just all so nice!!!

    Debbie

    p.s. my version is blogged here: http://inpursuitoftheworthwhile.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/a-hexagonal-update.html

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