Drum roll please ........ proudly presenting my first crochet rug
Yarn: approx 25 balls of Vera Moda 100% Australian Merino Wool @ $3.00/50g ball
Pattern: Attic24 How to Hexagon
Size: 108 cm x 140 cm = 16 rows x 11 = 176 hexagons
Hook: Knit Pro 4.00 mm
Time: approx 90 hours
|In all its glory|
I have loved every minute of the approximately 90 hours it has taken me to create this beauty. I started back in July 2011 - so it has taken me almost a year to complete. I have to admit that until going on holidays back in December I hadn't done very much. Over the 10 days spent at the beautiful Stradbroke Island I got to refocus and get a real kickalong. I set the goal of doing 3 circles a day until the end of February (that gave me the number required). I had a little break, and then set myself the goal of joining and finishing two hexagons a day to have the rug finished by the end of May. I'm not great achieving most goals I set - but I have been very focused on this project. I didn't always get the daily quota done, but other days I did heaps, so that kept me on track. Plus I have been totally obsessed with it for the last week and have spent every spare minute (and some) to get it finished! Miss E is going to be the proud owner of Hexagon Happiness - I hope!
Now it is time to get all excited about a new project. Miss A has chosen this design for her rug. I am going to use Vera Moda Willowy, which is 100% viscose. This is much finer than the 8 ply wool that I used for Hexagon Happiness, so will produce a much lighter rug. I have done a couple of squares to try it out and it feels beautiful, but a little slippery to work with.
So the journey begins again - and more goal setting!!