Hexagon grannie squares

We know. We know they are not squares and that a hexagon square doesn’t exist. Google understands hexagon grannie squares so it must be all right. Hexagon blanket motifs?? Hexagon blanket medallions? Hexagon blanket shapes? No. Hexagon grannie squares. We know what we mean and so do you 🙂 This is Alexis’ grannie square blanket and it is in finer , commercial wool so it could double as a shawl. So cheerful, bright and such a great oddments project. We are having a bit of a focus on grannie squares this month. It pays to revisit the oldies but goodies to get a new look at them with fresh eyes and colours. It is certainly blanket weather here at the moment and something as cheerful as this hexagon blanket would keep your spirits up.

Mybluprint has 3 different hexagon motifs for you to try.

Bella Coco walks you through a tutorial of making hexagon motifs if you are unsure how to do them or need a refresher.


Corner to corner crochet blanket

corner to corner crochet blanketKarin’s corner to corner crochet blanket was a stunner. It was warm and blankety but it also had a soft movement to it. It is all handspun wool and the colour combination is very effective. Calming and easy on the eye. We featured Christine’s Intergalactic Blanket a while back. That was also corner to corner with graph crochet incorporated into the design. Karen’s stripes are soothing and work well for using up wool oddments and leftovers from bigger projects. Sometimes too, with spinning, you will only have enough fleece and/or fibre to make one cake of yarn so that can suit a blanket project like this too. It’s not hard, but there is a method to it. We are sharing one YouTube video if you want to master corner to corner, but there are plenty of others to choose from if this one does not suit you.

Eastern Tile Blanket

Eastern Tile BlanketChristine has sent through a picture of the Eastern Tile blanket which she has been working on. We are going to be so excited to see this in real like. It is just superb and the amount of patience and work in this is obvious. Beautiful colours and a stunning blanket. It was a kit pattern and so worth doing.

Show and Tell

show and tell April 1st 2019The weather was beautiful on Monday and our ocean view was quite spectaular. it may have been April Fool’s Day but no fools were present. Just plenty of enthusiastic peopel with great colours and good ideas.

Marjorie: 3 skeins 1, multi coloured blue, green & red, purple & green & a spun wool vest in brown with white flecks.

Janette: ball of spun wool in grey & turquoise.

Cathy: Beret in dark brown, blue & red, ball of spun wool dark brown alpaca/pink corriedale.

Marina: large rug crocheted pattern from corner to corner in various shades of brown, fawn & cream. Small beanie with a fur pom pom.

Karin: a crescent scarf spun from wool dyed at our work shop.

Jan 1: 3 beanies knitted from commercial fibres in various colours, turquoise fluffy/blue, various reds with stripes of blue & black, mainly greens with stripes of blue & violet.

Peter: weaving a piece for a ruck sack,

John is weaving his straps for the latest shopping bag.