Hexagons Catchup!

Hi! Happy July!

I’m still not actively knitting. Resting, resting, resting my body (mostly wrists and arms). Well, resting them in the sense that I’m not knitting. I can’t get away from typing and writing and other hand-active activities (I made those terms up, could you tell?), because jobs.

But! I have some hexagon pictures to show you from a couple of weeks ago :)

I’m working sloooowly on the Six’es blanket (pattern by Karen S. Lauger). I want it to be as full-sized as possible, so I’m aiming for 189 hexagons. I’m currently at… (drumroll)…

Hex pileup!

75. Oh.

I thought I had way more complete! Look at the height of that hexagon tower! That’s okay – it just means more fun time knitting hexagons in the future. (Also, look at all these crazy yarn tails!)

One million yarn tails

I also had some new yarn to knit hexagons with – I had a birthday a while ago, and was gifted a Knitpicks gift card! Here’s what I chose: four colours of Knitpicks Palette yarn!

New Yarn!

Let’s zoom in a bit closer…

Happy colours

Oh yeah. LOVE those colours! I started with the pistachio green, and then cast on with the royal blue.

Pistachio Half Hex

Pistachio Hex

Cobalt Blue Potential

Blocking, as always, makes a HUGE difference with these little shapes.

Hexa-bath

Ta da!

Hex blocking

Even though this project is super slow going, I’m still enjoying working up these little 6-sided jolts of colourful happy. Hopefully when my body is back in knitting shape I’ll be churning out more of them!

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One hexagon, two hexagon, red hexagon, blue hexagon…

You know what makes waiting for things completely and totally welcome? Knitting.

Every row counts!

I’ve been carrying just enough yarn in my purse to work on hexagons for my Six’es blanket, which means that every little scrap of time I have to wait for something, I can pull out my instant patience needles. Knitting makes bus travel totally pleasant! It makes waiting for appointments no problem at all! It makes a long lineup no sweat :)

Sunny hexagon afternoon

The leftover yarns in my stash are being used up fairly quickly, so I’ve started to use new stash skeins that I just don’t have a project in mind for, too. This lovely bright blue isĀ Knitpicks Stroll Tonal.

Knitpicks Stroll Tonal in Blue Yonder

Even though it’s still quite a long way away, I’m already feeling pretty excited about how the blanket will look when it’s finished!

Hexagons galore!

Do you carry knitting with you all the time? Or just when you know you’ll have the chance to squeeze in some stitches?