Thursday, March 05, 2009

Hexagon Finale

Once upon a time a talented designer, Megan Rogers, got the Noro bug and knit a hexagon blanket. I was mauled by the bug...badly. My hexagon fascination grew by leaps and bounds. There was no stopping me.

I knit through mountains of Noro and thought I was only going to make this blanket the size of a couch throw. It was wonderfully warm knitting it this fall with Toscabelle often nested in its folds.

Well, the blanket was a Christmas present for my parents. It was not quite finished on Christmas morning, but almost. This beast, even when I thought it was throw size was too big to block in my home, so I knew it would be unblocked under the tree. Washing this blanket was a huge challenge...several trips through the bathtub with Soak and a spin cycle in Mom's front loader.


Blocking was a family affair-- mom, Muffy and I stretching and pinning, EB supervising. It grew and it grew. The finished product was big enough for a twin-size bed.


Here's EB happily snoozing under his new blanket! Snug as a bug...


I don't think I will ever invest the time and huge amounts of dough into making one for myself, but my fixation with hexagons continues. Now that a crochet hook has been put back in my hands, I have visions of small crocheted Koigu hexagons wrapping my neck.

And for those who love Meg's designs...check out her two new patterns in the Spring Twist Collective.




14 comments:

EmilyG said...

SO SO SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! And EB is adorable!! Amazing work, Lisa!

purlewe said...

WOW.. and WOWOWOW. The Tosca foto is very darling but the finished product blows my head off.

Wendy said...

FANTASTIC!! But, if I catch the Hexagon bug and the disease that will spread through my bank account from you . . . argh!

muchadored said...

Gorgeous, Lisa! Just lovely.

Sorry I didn't call you this week when I was in town. Since the snow followed me from MI, we ended up sticking in and doing shopping in DE. I'm so bummed I missed Loop, Jim's, and meeting you! Hopefully next time the weather will cooperate.

Mariss said...

It is beee-yoooo-teee-full! You did such a fabulous job, and it's good to know how much your mom and EB love it. (And how adorable is EB?! Hee hee!)

I hope you will make something for yourself like that someday :) You deserve it too! If I win the lottery, I'll buy you the Noro ;)

meg said...

Sooooo Beautiful! I love the purple edging- what a great color choice.

(and thanks for the plug, my friend!)

meg said...

Oh, and PS: I know it's not Noro, but another likely, and cheaper, yarn you could use is Plymouth Boku (totally made to rip-off Noro,and for half the price). Webs has Kureyon right now for $8.95, and I think the Boku is like $5.50.

Not to enable you, or anything... Just thought you should know. :)

Dacia said...

WOW. you rock!

Mindy said...

This is so beautiful, Lisa. It was worth all of the time you put into it. Just another example of your insane skills! Miss you, girl. And Butters is missing a little Lisa lovin'!

Mindy said...

Hi Lisa -- found your blog. :) That hexagon blanket is gorgeous!

Jo said...

That is absolutely lovely. Good job!

be*mused jan said...

I had been wondering about the status of this project! And it's been finished, blocked and gifted already. Wow. Love, love, love it.

SusiVilla said...

Hey! Great job on the flower blankiw. I think the hexagons are a real refreshment in a jungle of square-made blankets out there 8)
i am still busy sewing the cushions for my "new chair".. nice to use a sewing machine for a change..

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

That is an amazing piece of knitting! Really gorgeous. I knit a blanket for my parents one Christmas several years back - but nothing quite as impressive at this! I was up until midnight the week ahead of time. Haven't felt the urge to knit a blanket since :)