WIP Wednesday – Hexes, Socks & Lima Beans

I’ve been busy with crafting over the last couple weeks.  I’ve been plugging away at the twin size Spring Flowers hexagon blanket.  I realized that my original calculation were slightly off.  The blanket is now the proper width (12 rows), but I’m going to need many more hexes than I figured to bring it to the proper length.  I’m currently at 130 hexes completed and crocheted together.  I figure that I need a total of 205 hexes to bring it to bedspread length.  I finished 15 hexes in the past couple days and have completed through the 2nd round on 10 more.  I haven’t been given a deadline to finish by, but I’m hoping to get it done before the end of the month.  I’ve only been working on it for 2 months now, which isn’t too bad considering the size of the project.

Here is an updated picture of it.  I’ve also been granted permission from the pattern creator to make blankets and sell them in my Etsy shop.  So, a big shout out and thank you to Jessie from Jessie at Home for creating a beautiful pattern!

Spring Flowers Hexagon Blanket

Since I finished 3 bibs for Sarandipity Handmade and I like to have a little traveling project with me, especially when I am sitting down at the school waiting for Bug to be released, (those bibs were great for that) I started on another pair of socks for myself for Mother’s Day.  I’m following the same vanilla pattern that I used for the other 2 pairs I made, but I’m doing my heel and toe a bit differently, following a pattern in a book I borrowed from the library.

And, I’ve realized that my diet is still a work in progress, too.  I’ve been doing so well, nearly another month soy free without an issue until Monday night when I ate lima beans with dinner.  According to some research  lima beans (as well as other legumes) can trigger the same effect if you have an issue with soy.  So, until then I’m avoiding lima beans.  I’m thankful I don’t have issue with green beans, kidney beans or peas, cause we eat those all the time.

I’ve got so many ideas floating around in my head, but I’m hoping to finish one of the 2 projects I’ve got going before starting more…though I’m sure I’ll probably pick up another small project before all is said and done…that’s just how I am!  lol

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5 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday – Hexes, Socks & Lima Beans

    • Awww, thanks. It’s actually been really fun and much easier than the Wheels on the Bus granny square blanket I made my son a few years back. This one is just tough to work on now since it’s so big and I have to spread it out on the floor to attach the hexes. My back dislikes this method. I checked out your blog and you do amazing work yourself! I love your knitted tulips (I’ve added that book to my library list!) and your monkeys are simply adorable! Thanks for stopping by!

      ~Sara Sarandipity Handmade on Etsy Check us out onFacebook

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  1. I love it but what a lot of work. You have some real dedication there! Are you sure that you want to make them to sell? I think that if I worked so long on a project I wold not want to part with it.

    • Yes, it is a lot of work, but I like sharing my projects with others. Many of my absolute favorite projects I’ve given away. I already have a blanket obsession and I’m sure my husband would rather I make them for others than have them pile up around my house! lol Plus, I would probably make baby size or throw size blankets unless someone specifically requested larger. It just makes my heart happy when someone uses, appreciates and enjoys on of my finished projects.

      ~Sara Sarandipity Handmade on Etsy Check us out onFacebook

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