This past weekend I was busy with myriad non-crochet related activities, but there were moments that I was able to slip outside with my hooks and yarn to crochet and take advantage of the lovely weather. While I did not get any crochet of consequence done, I did make forward progress on using some of the vast stores of yarn at my disposal with a fit of fevered motif madness.
One of my current projects is something that I inadvertently fell into while attempting to meet a crochet commitment I had made.
This past Thursday I attempted to square off an African flower hexagon motif to contribute to a community project of which I was a part. While my attempts to square off the hexagon did not meet with success, when I was done, I had one African flower hexagon.
I have long wanted to make a blanket composed of African flower hexagons, and I decided that this solitary African flower hexagon that resulted from Thursday’s efforts was the perfect point from which to begin.
Since that Thursday, I have begun my crochet day by making a single African flower hexagon — a meditation of sorts — and then joining it to the previously completed and joined hexagons. From there, I move on to the project of the day.
Here is Friday’s hexagon:
and here it is joined to the previous day’s effort:
Saturday, I made this third hexagon:
and Sunday, I completed yet another:
bringing the total number completed to four:
The other project I worked on (when I was not tying together the ends of the seemingly endless scraps of yarn in my living room) was the Hawaiian Flowers window treatment for my mother’s kitchen window:
While my speed on these project is not particularly impressive, I am, at least, moving forward, and should you want to work on either of these motifs yourself, this tutorial for the African flower hexagon is excellent as is Sarah London’s Hawaiian flowers pdf.
One thought on “Stash down challenge 2012: Day 11– motif madness”
I love them all! They’re all so bright , beautiful and happy.
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