13.2.08

New hobby


New hobby, originally uploaded by -syko-.

Since I saw Alex of Moonstitches crocheted hexagon blanket I have been wanting to try crocheting myself. I have knitted a lot, but crocheting is new to me. I needed something to do at night to be able to think of something else than my work. Which I love, but when you have the TV sofa in the same room as your studio it sometimes becomes a little stressful (need to hang a curtain in between). So I thought it was time to start a new hobby. I got this Norwegian wool yarn (Robust) on Saturday and am now working on star number six. I am hooked (haha!) I am using this pattern, since I don't own the Japanese craft book Alex was using. Check out this flickr group for more hexagon love!

Tomorrow I will go to Helsinki (alone!) to visit Pulu and to see my brother, the print maker. He will print a Springy postcard collection for me! I will also ask him to make a print of the bike for me. If it works out it will be available in the shop later.

14 comments:

karen said...

Those colours are amazing and thanks so much for the flickr link...I am going to drool over it in a quiet moment!

Kicsoda said...

Yesterday, you wrote a comment at flickr and said you bought new sewing machine. How does it work?

Yummers! said...

The yarn colors are so lovely. Have fun crocheting!

I love your bike. It is wonderful with all it's sewn detail. I hope you can have something made for your etsy shop... I'd love to buy some to send to friends.
Hugs,
Joni

Andrea said...

I was a knitting first too but I agree that crochet is a fun hobby too. I just love how quickly the projects come together.

life in yonder said...

Your colour wheel looks refreshing and lively! Looking forward to see the evolution of your blanket.

jen b said...

i love that picture. i want to learn to crochet so badly. oh postcards of the bike? sign me up!

Anina said...

Careful! Crocheting is addictive. I love the yarn colors.

Robyn said...

I LOVE the colors in the threads. I am in the same boat, I want to learn how to crochet so badly! Although, you have a head start in knitting. Can't wait to see your projects

qusic said...

pretty colours, think I'll join in the hexagon fun, leftovers are already in the basket. Happy crocheting!

MOONSTITCHES said...

I am afraid there won't be much thinking about crocheting while making hexagons, it is sooo easy.
Your colours look so fresh, just like everything you make! Is the yarn rather light?

Katy said...

what gorgeous colours, that will make an amazing blanket!

Janet said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your bike as a print! Will look fab!!!
So excited to see your boat ideas soon. Have a great weekend xx

Ruth's Place said...

The colours are beautiful, can't wait to see them together.

Congratulations on the Sew,Mama,Sew!Blog feature too.

Joanna said...

I've admired the hexagons on Alex's site as well. Thanks so much for the link to the pattern. I'm on a bit of a crochet kick myself. Will have to try it. Your yarns look lovely!