22/06/2014

Ideas for assembling hexagon throw

  
Hello!  This is just a quick posting to show you what I have been playing with today. I used about 130 hexagons to put these ideas together and I still don't know exactly which one I am most enchanted with. Whilst I really, really like the clean lines of the above photo, I am not in love with the flowers. The Husband also ruled this one out. This is visually the most striking of the three ideas though and not easily discarded!

What about the ombre effect above?  Here you will see more of the lighter colours (please ignore the shadows on the photos, these are quick working snapshots), but the final 500+ hexagon throw will contain equal parts light to gray to coal to black.  
This last idea is simply a mix of all the hexagons, meaning I can put all the hexagons in a big box, toss it and then assemble by simply picking up from the box and work with whatever I picked up. The ease of this idea appeals, but I also prefer more structured approaches as it gives me greater control over the process.

 Meanwhile, when I am not hooking up a storm, I am having a great time meeting up with people and enjoying all the fabulous food the city has to offer. I love visiting Australian Gourmet cafe Jones the Grocer located in the nearby The Gate Mall and this is what the mall public powder rooms look like.  Everything is round or ball shaped, even the mosaic tiles are not flat, but bauble shaped! 

The Teens sends her greetings too. She is hooking a slouchy in cotton and if we are lucky, she will let me take a photo and show you soon! 
Have a nice week!  


10 comments:

  1. When it comes to the hexagons and their "pattern", I'm a fan of the "effet ombré".. I think with the final amount of hexagons you plan to make, that it will be very impressive, to see the tones change from light to dark !
    Xxx, Ingrid

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  2. I like the random effect but I'm sure whatever you decide to go with will be perfect. Love the thought going into this crochet project!

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  3. You've made 130 hexagons already? I'm only at 25 :( I like the random look and that's what I'll do with mine. I'll be lucky if I get to 200 hexagons by year end!

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    1. 174 finished - just counted the whole lot. I left out the ones that still has tail ends to weave in when I put the layouts together. I also spend most of last week designing a new square from scratch for a secret project that I will need to make sometime soon too so that is actually going much slower than usual. I find hooking 5 hexies at a time (in front of TV) keeps me on track. Please feel free to leave a link when you comment so that we can also check out your blanket!

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  4. Hi Magda!

    Wow, they're all beautiful. If I HAD to choose, I might go for the ombre effect - in this case, because it seems to work extremely well with this specific colour palette (which is gorgeous!). But I have to agree with Kathryn: whichever pattern you choose, it will be amazing for sure!

    Have a great week!

    Haafner

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    1. Thank you everyone, after a great night rest and talking this through in my mind; discussing it within a group I belong to - I now know how I will be assembling the throw. You will have to wait and see :D !

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  5. Magda thanks so much for details re quantities of yarn and joining methods - much appreciated. Have been to local shops to get some yarn - I can't wait to get started! Thanks!

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  6. I can't wait to see this! Maybe one day I'll scrounge up yhe guts to crochet such a big project. Melanie0405

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  7. I'm making the same hexagon for my Hexie throw! Can't wait to see your finished product!

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  8. Beautiful throw! each pattern of the three has its charm although I prefer the first one.

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