01 October 2015

My Summer Knitting Project

I'm sure you all would rather I regale you with tales of my boys, than write about knitting. I know I would rather read stories about my boys than about my knitting, but it's been awhile since I've blogged, and I'm trying to get back into the swing of it now that we've pretty much settled into a routine, and this has been in the forefront of my mind, so here it is.  I promise to write about the boys next week. Until then, here's what I did this summer while we had the summer we had.  

This actually starts back five or so years ago when we were living in Alaska. While we were there, I decided to take all of my leftover yarn from projects and make these hexagons that some day I'd put together into a blanket.

By the time we left Alaska, I had a decent sized box full of them. Finally two(?) Christmases ago I finally got around to making the blanket. 

(You can see it behind Deacon.) Sadly, I hadn't made enough hexagons to make a decent sized blanket. The blanket I wound up barely covered my legs. So, I set about trying to make more hexagons with other yarn, and failed. I couldn't remember how to make the hexagons, and every time I came close the hexagons were WAY bigger than the original ones and the whole thing wouldn't come together nicely. Thus it was back into the box until I could figure out what to do.

This summer inspiration struck and I decided to tear apart ALL of the hexagons and make hats out of the yarn. And so, from Memorial Day to Labor Day I pulled apart hexagons and knit them into hats. By the time I was finished I had made 16 hats.

Aren't some of them lovely? I'll be honest. I'm not overly impressed with all of them, so don't worry if you aren't either. But some of them I really love and am super pumped with how they came out.  What's that? You want a "closer look" at them? Okay. Just keep in mind, a lot of the colors look better in person than in these pictures.

Now, I just have to decide what to do with them.

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