Here’s a post for all of you who are wondering how it’s going.
After collecting all the hexagons together, laying them out (there are photos but that would be too much like spoilers, sorry) and pondering over it for a while, some decisions have been made and work has begun.
Because of variations in yarn used (you wouldn’t think that there was such a big difference between dk yarns but there apparently is), the hexagons have fallen into two different sized groups. You might be able to make that out in the photo above. Now if we had been making squares this might have been less of an issue, tessellation might have been easier…. different sized squares can tessellate well with each other. Hexagons however, do not. I could merrily join them anyway but I do not think it would make the best blanket. I can’t really frog a round of the larger hexagons so I am going to add another round to the smaller hexagons to bring them up to size. I have already started this process and it shouldn’t take too long.
Now to the next dilemma… I did specify that all yarn that is used should be cotton and the reason for this was that some people can be allergic to other types of yarn. Sadly, I have been sent a very few hexagons that are not made from cotton yarn. They are very pretty and care, time and effort has been spent in making them. It would be a great shame to not include them in the blanket.
So my question to you is this…..
If you have contributed hexagons to the blanket, do you have any objections to these (non-cotton) hexagons being included in the blanket?
You can either comment here or email me if you would prefer. I do need to hear from everyone who has contributed to make it fair. If everyone is in agreement then I will include them. I thought that this would be the fairest way to handle it, rather than just excluding someone.
So there you are, that is the current situation. And what an excellent excuse for some gratuitous hexagon pictures!! I’m off to do some extra rounds.