Recently I have found myself wanting to create bigger things from littler things. It all began when about 3 weeks ago I impulsively sewed some 5 inch squares together. Then my sewing machine broke down and I have not taken it in for repair yet.
I'm a bit lost at sea with no machine, It started to rain and I pulled out my granny square project that I had initially intended to make a cushion cover. but as I began joining the squares something happened. I just had this overwhelming desire to keep going, I wondered if I had bitten off more than I could chew, doubting my ability to commit to big projects. Here is where my blanket is at now and I have more squares on the go. I plan to add at least two more rows which might get it to almost lap size.
With all this crochet my elbow is getting a little irritated and I don't want to turn that into a big issue so am looking further a field again. I have set my sights on hexies. The following is not my image, found it in a Google image search and shared it via its flickr origin it is from Amitie.girls photo stream. Aren't they gorgeous!
I recently recollected that I made a cushion in year 9 textile and design class, with a hexie flower on it, though I don't recollect the actual creation of it. So I have been searching around on line and asking twitter friends for help I'm compiling a list of some online resources and thinking I might make a mug rug. It seems like a good small beginner project.
Would anyone be interested in joining me with this if so I'll whip up another post sharing my links and resources and we can travel the hexie learning journey and create something together !