Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Wednesday's Work - Afghan #3
This doesn't look much like an afghan, does it? Well, this is what I want Afghan #3 to look like when it's finished. And not only do I want to crochet this image, I want to do it out of hexagons....
When I decided I wanted to do this, I figured that the first thing I needed was a hexagon grid. I counted the hexagons in my other afghans and saw that I needed 12 rows, the odd numbered rows being 9 hexagons across, and the even numbered rows being 8 hexagons across. I did this in Photoshop, and then superimposed the grid on my picture:
This way I can look at each hexagon in the picture, and decide what color yarn to use. Some of the hexagons have more than one color in them, so what I do then is pick the color that fills most of the hexagon, crochet the circle (inner) part of the hexagon with that color, and then use more than one color in the outer row, if needed. I started with the top row, since that was going to be easy, it being all blue "sky."
This is how far I've progressed. Personally, I'm thinking that this may make a pretty weird-looking afghan, but I'm still hooked on the hexagons, and this is an interesting challenge for me. (In other words, I'm having fun with it!)
Even closer.... Love to know if you think I've lost my mind!