|This one's just for scale- I have normal sized hands- I think...|
|N thinks they would also make good party hats|
I wanted to do a granny square blanket- but I can't crochet- and I'm not really accepting new skills to my hobby list at the present time- so I looked for a Knitted pattern- for squares that I could work on little by little- while using up my stash of yarn so that I can just be done with Knitting. I know, I know, Knitting is awesome- and I live in a climate where knit goods are actually essential and all that- but really I just don't have the time. I'm hoping that by cutting back on hobbies I'll actually accomplish more art making. (I'm somewhat skeptical that this will work- probably the void I'm creating will just fill itself with more and more obscure hobbies- like grafting trees, or weaving cloth out bark, then dyeing it with native plants.)
Anyhow- back to the blanket- I usually don't like Knit squares- they look too dishcloth-y to me- but this pattern is perfect. It is really straightforward and easy and quick and just great. I wasn't sure how big they would be and so I was worried they might be these giant unwieldy dishcloth like things- but they're actually perfectly sized- cute- wee things- which will make the most awesome blanket- and will also take me years to put together.
It's a great way to make these Kandinsky-esque colour circles too- because the pattern is knit from the outside in- it takes about an hour to knit one square- and I'm not getting at all sick of my colour choices yet- so it seems like it will be a great stash buster. Also I love the feeling of accomplishment I get after one hour of work- it could be years before I finish some clay pieces- so I'm loving the instant gratification feel of these hexagons- plus they're so cheery in all this white snow.
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