Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Ribbons and Hexies

I finished the ribbon scarf! I bought the yarn last week at the Knitting and Crochet Show. It was easy once I got the hang of it. The yarn is made up of a ribbon attached to yarn that is divided into boxes. You have to knit into the next box. You just have to make sure you're inserting the needle into the proper box. Once that's conquered, it's mindless. It was fun to be able to watch the Olympic trials and make my scarf!
My cat, Ricky, loved playing with the shiny scarf! I decided to let him wear it for a bit! He didn't really enjoy it but I thought he looked lovely!

I'm also making some progress on my hexagon project. These are one inch hexagons. I love having handwork that I can just pick up and work on whenever I feel like it. I'm just using scraps and leftover fabric from various projects. These hexagons may take me years before I actually finish a quilt top but I'm fine with that. I'm enjoying it too much to rush through it. I have to remind myself to enjoy the process!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Fourth of July!

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    1. So glad you like them! I hope to keep adding!

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  2. That is a fun looking scarf - love the colour! Your hexies are looking great - love how you fussy cut some of those. Looking forward to seeing your 'garden' grow... =)

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  3. Thanks, Farah! Love what you said about the "garden" growing! I want it to grow too!!

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  4. Very cool scarf! Ricky looks cute wearing it. I know the kind of yarn you are talking about and wondered how it was to knit with it.
    For being a collection of scraps, your hexagons really go well together!
    Happy Fourth!

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  5. Knitting with that yarn is actually slow to start with but then you catch on. The yarn makes for a different type of scarf. Thanks for the nice words about the hexies and Ricky. I'll let him know!!

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  6. Aww, Ricky looks so cute! And I'm starting to see hexagon quilt projects everywhere. It seems to be the thing to do now. :) I do have a lot of scraps, maybe I'll start one. I'm very good at 'starting' projects. :) Have a great 4th!

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    1. I'm good at starting projects too! This one will take a while but it's fun to work on. I love being able to put my scraps to good use! Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

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  7. Your scarf turned out beautiful! I think I'll start using my scraps to make hexie flowers too. It is nice to have something you can just pick up and work on.

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    1. Sharon, sometimes I work more on hand projects. If I'm able to pick up and work on them whenever I have time, I end up doing more work on them than expected. Try it, you'll love it!

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  8. The scarf is beautiful. It may be mindless for you..but for me I would be all thumbs..

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  9. Forget to add.. Your hexies are awesome. I hear they are very contagious.

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    1. I bet knitting wouldn't be that bad! Once you get the hang of it, it's fun and calming too! I love hexagons and I do think they're contagious also! They're so fun and it's neat to see how your flower turns out. Hope you had a great holiday!

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  10. Love the scarf and the hexie quilt.
    I began sewing my hexies into a quilt this past week.
    I too am so enjoying working on it plus it's a great way to use up some of my scrap fabrics.
    Hope you had a great Fourth of July.

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    1. I had a great holiday! Aren't the hexies fun to make?? I like to be able to say my scraps are actually being used!

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  11. Enjoy the process, that's the word. So pretty your hexies. I make hexies too, and I've been working on some of the projects many years now. A fantastic way to relax your body and soul.

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    1. They are fun and a great way of relaxing! I figured it would take years to get this one done! Glad I'm not alone!

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