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It’s all about the hexagons!

I must confess, my ripple blanket is in what may be permanent hibernation. I find myself unable to crochet for long periods without pains in my hands, and those rows are so long! But granny squares on the other hand… I can make those one at a time, and they aren’t stressful that way. But normal squares aren’t really my style, so when I saw the hexagon blanket here I knew I had to give it a try.

The hexagon on the left is very similar to the one I linked to above. The one on the right is one I downloaded a free pattern for, and it did not turn out so hexagonal. Beats me why… but I love the one on the left so much that I don’t care! I have a ton of random simply soft, so I have the idea of working on these when I’m bored. I can’t do more than one at a time (doing the two above was my limit) but I can certainly eventually produce enough for a little throw. Maybe. I really need to figure out what I’m doing when I crochet that makes my arms and wrists ache, because knitting doesn’t hurt them at all!

I am now nearly halfway through my perfect pie shawl, and it’s still going well! I love the pattern, which moves quickly and was super easy to memorize. It looks small, but I am confident that it will block much larger, because the swatch did!

Now I’m off to make soup for dinner, on this rainy Sunday evening.