Good day ladies and gents, I hope that you are now jacked in and ready for some info.
Perhaps many of you are wondering "how did you become interested in crochet/knitting?" After looking for Japanese felt crafts, I stumbled upon Moonstitches's blog. There I found a Hexagon blanket--and fell in love with crocheting! I find a large amount of her projects very elegant and happy! (She also lives in Japan which is my dream!) After, thinking about what I could make and where to begin, I spoke with The Guy's grandmother for crochet help. She patiently taught me how to crochet, and in return I made her a Hexagon afghan. The pattern I found on Attic 24 was very easy to follow and allows for lots of color!
First, I had to crochet the little motifs. Afterwards, I had the option to either crochet or sew them together. One of the techniques on Attic 24 is to crochet the loose ends along with the rest of the motif, but I chose not to do that in the end. I decided to leave the loose ends and knot them upon finishing. Originally, I wanted to sew a pretty fabric to the "wrong" side of the afghan to make it more "finished" looking (and to make it warmer). However, I was trying to complete the afghan by Christmas Eve; I didn't have time to imbellish. It was certainly a learning process, and I would definitely make another one. Next time...I won't put a time limit on myself. It sucks the fun right out of it.
As a side note, I have added a link to the project on Ravelry as the title. Also, if you crochet or knit, and do not have a Ravelry account, you should consider signing up. Everyone I've encountered there has been extremely helpful and sweet!
More pictures can be viewed here.
That ends our session for now, and I hope the rest of your day is marvelous!