Tuesday, September 9, 2008

hexagon blanket update

i've been working on the hexagon blanket again. there for a while, i got stumped because i was starting to have problems choosing colors.

i really want to keep this looking very unplanned. do you know how hard that is to do? i realized i started clustering colors in one area so then i had to start in another area then the same thing happened and then i switched and it happened again and and and


it just wore me out so i took a little break.

i was looking at some of the hexagon blankets on ravelry and in the flickr hexagon love pool group to try and get umphed up about it again. one of the people mentioned she was doing hers in groups of 7 hexes. then when she got enough she joined them up. the main thing is to make sure you don't repeat the final round color choice in any of the groups of 7. then, when you join them you don't have to worry about the same colors touching! genius!

it got me out of my brain lock. it's also easier to be "unplanned" with just 7 hexes at a time, too.

i also got a photographer that knows her stuff. see?

i'm ready for my close-up mr. DeMille!


Corbie said...

Looking good to me!

Bitterbetty said...

That is so beautiful!!

Lucy@attic24 said...

OK.....so you LIED TO ME!!!!!!!!!!!
You don't have a problem with colour AT ALL!!!!!
Your colour choices are FABULOUS, you maybe just need to be more confident and have more faith in the nature of random??

Ah Susan, you're doing GREAT, really....and yeah, I worked in groups of 7 for my hex blankie as well, it made sense to do it that way.