Sunday, May 15, 2011

Voila! Red & Black Hexi-gan Finished!

Can you believe it!  I finished...and I LOVE it!!  I put a simple reverse crochet around the edging.  It was all it needed.  Would I do another Hexagon Afghan?  You bet your boots I would!  In fact, I am thinking come this fall I will begin another in the warm fall colors that I so love!
Right now, the blanket has a temporary home on the little whicker love seat with my favorite rooster pillow resting on it.  But this is just a temporary home, because this blanket will be gifted!!  I can say no more, only that I will elaborate on this later.  I will however say, I will miss it!!!  But I can always make another afghan!!

NOW...after almost a year in hibernation, my rug has come out of hiding!!!  And oh boy...I can't put the darn thing down.  I have given it a name..."Buckster's Scrap-Happy Stripe-ity Shirret Rug". 
So...what do you think?  I am really feeling the striped border.  I plan on doing this on all four sides, which a solid square of color at each corner, followed by a couple rows of black bordering the entire rug.  As obsessed as I am about it, it shouldn't be too long before it is completed.  I am on a mission for more red wook and some yellow, too.  Looks like I will be combing the racks at the Goodwill and the Thrift store!
Working with the squares versus the oval rugs I have done, has really been a learning experience.  And it has opened up a whole new world for rug designs.  I think it really has a "folk-artsy" look to it. 

Have any of y'all heard of "roku"?  Well, it's about the coolest thing I have seen in a long time.  This little box lets us stream Netflix, facebook, and flicker (to name a few) through our high definition television!  I was blown away when I got to see my flickr photos in high definition!!! 

Well, I'm off.  Going to work on my rug and mentally prepare myself for a busy week!




15 comments:

Beverooni said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pammy Sue said...

Just gorgeous! I love the redness of it! You are giving it to ME, aren't you? That is your secret. I'm onto you! Ha-ha-ha.

Tracie said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Mindy said...

The afghan looks great!! Beautiful work. =)

"Petunia Pill" said...

Fabulous work! And what a project! I have yet to complete something of this scope. That's not to say that I don't have a few things started...I just keep getting distracted with new things to try! I love your colors here...just beautiful!

Kar said...

The blanket turned out to be beautiful!!! Love all the red. Can't wait to see the rug finished either. It looks so squishy and comfy to stand on.

Beth said...

The blanket turned out wonderful! Very, very nice. :)

Pixie said...

Love love love the rug, and i think your afghan is just peachy...Pixie

Heldasland said...

Wow, that looks so special.I love you scrap rug I really really want one of those

crazymotheringchick said...

Oh, that is beautiful! Love it, love it, love it!

Alejandra said...

Lovely afghan work, how do you keep it clean?
If I do it...no one will put their shoes on it for sure hehehe.
Greetings.

XOXO Dr. Kay Elizabeth said...

WOW I think that is pretty cool the way you patterned the first blanket. I haven't seen anyone do an hexagon crochet pattern. Congratulations to you and such awesome and amazing work you have done.

tamdoll said...

Fantastic work!

Leah said...

It's absolutely brilliant! I love, love, love the colours. Well done!!

OneofHisflock said...

Oooo just found your blog and I love your hexigan - the colours are gorgeous !!