to say that my little old house is drafty is to understate the extreme chilliness of the place throughout the winter. i try to conserve energy and keep the thermostat down, but even with it set on 65 i have to wear hats indoors on the colder days.

during those months, every sitting place gets its own blanket or quilt so that warmth and coziness is always within reach. and so i have become a “blanket whore.” if i could, i’d just make wool blankets all day.

a bowl of beginnings

preferably with hexagons.

unearthing works-in-progress

I Want Some Hex: draped

I Want Some Hex: another look

The details:

Pattern: Your Great Grandma’s ‘Ghan from Crochet Today Mar/Apr 2010
Materials: various colors of KnitPicks Wool of the Andes and Valley Yarns Northampton; 1320g
Hook: I (5.5mm)
Modifications: Just used hexagon motif from pattern; recharted layout to be concentric hexagons; used random colors in hexagons
Hexagon Size: side length about 2.5", 6" diagonal
Finished Size: 64"x46"
Started: March 10, 2010
Finished: August 22, 2010