Little [Big] Hexie Blanket Pt. 2

Hi friends! Hope we all had a fantastic week.

I’ve spent a lot of time on my couch with my hexies and have gathered up 12 out of the 23 total that I need for this project, aside from the halves that will fill in the spaces around the blanket.

Still no definite plans for the color scheme on those, as it all depends how much yarn I have left.

Anyway, I wanted to pop on and show you the progress I’ve made and the joining technique used!

Little [Big] Hexie Blanket in its current state. Two rows completed, a third started.

Meet the Zig Zag Slip Stitch. My favorite method for any join-as-you-go project.

On your very first hexie, you’ll finish all of the rounds as you normally would. For the second and every hexie after, you leave the last row of your contrast color until you’re ready to join, working in the zig zag slip stitches along the sides of the neighboring blocks as you complete your row of double crochets.

I’ll go into a more in-depth tutorial as we get closer to the pattern release, but hopefully you get an idea of how it works. You can always find wonderful video tutorials on YouTube if you’d like to learn beforehand: Just search for “zig-zag slip stitch join method” and you’ll master it in no time.

The beginnings of hexies. I like to work them like this rather than one at a time, as I feel it streamlines the entire process.

In other news, I’ve been watching a lot of true crime docs while I work lately and have also finished a book I’ve been reading for far too long, Shadow and Bone. Have any of you read it? I picked up my copy after watching the Netflix adaptation (loved that!) and I’m already making plans to pick up the second book later today. I don’t often find myself with a ton of reading time, but I’m trying my best to work more of it into my schedule as I miss it dearly.

Same goes for jogging! The weather has been wonderful in the morning, so I haul my kids out of the house, the oldest jogging along side me and the youngest in the stroller, as we make our way around the lake by our home a couple of times before heading back in for tea. The difference it’s made on my mood is incredible. Being homebound since March of 2020 hasn’t been easy for us, so any chance to get out of the house and get some fresh air is a welcome one. School is starting next month, and while I’ll miss having my entire family home with me all day, I’m looking forward to hopefully getting some real work done around here.

Cherry Blossom and Magnolia trees around the path at the lake. We stop here to admire them when they are blooming in the spring.

Well, that’s my week wrapped up in a tidy blog post for you. I’m hoping next week I’ll have all the remaining hexies finished and get a rough draft of the pattern written. But with two kids, two cats, and only two hands, we all know that may get thrown out the window by Wednesday. 😛

Happy weekend, friends! See you next Friday. Make sure to follow along on Instagram for more progress shots of this blanket as well as other designs to come.

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