Saturday, June 12

All about crochet...

I seem to be drawn towards crochet lately..I've spent literally hours browsing through Ravelry the last few days...oh my, there is so much beautiful work there...so many very creative /talented people out there.

I really didn't think I would get so hooked (excuse the pun) on these little beauties...

Aren't these crochet African Flower hexies just gorgeous...they are just that little bit different from the usual crochet hexies that I've ever seen or made before.

You'll be amazed at how lovely they are made up in all different colours...pop on over here and take a look, the pattern is there too.

So yes, I've been online shopping...found a great Aussie place called Bendigo Woollen Mills and bought lots of gorgeous 8ply washable wool...then popped over to Morris and Sons another Aussie place and found some more beautiful wool to make this scarf ...in Noro variegated sock yarn.
So how am I going to have time to do all this crochet and quilting too...I really don't know!
I really need to stay off this computer and not browse so much...this is going to get me into too much trouble..
I'm having a lovely weekend...hope yours is a good one too....♥

23 comments:

  1. Julia, those flower hexies are gorgeous. Did you find a pattern for them?
    hugs Deb

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  2. Oh Julia,
    Those green and pink crochet hexies are so gorgeous that I may just have to keep coming back to stare at them. Have you checked out Attic24 on my sidebar? She has some fabulous crochet that you might like. More browsing though. It is both bad for the bank balance and the stitching time.
    Shirley.

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  3. Yes Deb, go to the link I have post and follow up from there..
    It's free..
    aren't they lovely.
    HUgs Julia ♥

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  4. Hello Julia, These hexies are so pretty. It's amazing how the patterns have changed and improved over the years - they remind me very much of quilt squares now. So glad you are enjoying the weekend. My best regards to Reno.

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  5. Your getting into trouble? Now you are are tempting us all, lol. I already have that African Flower saved and was waiting until the day I could use less sleep I hear that can happen as we get older. Your crochet is beautiful and I love the varigated wool.

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  6. Lovely Julia....gee you are just so quick....

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  7. Love the Variegated Pink in the Hexies they are Gorgeous...
    cheers

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  8. Its starting to itch overhere too Julia...what a lovely hexies you have made and such pretty colors..my bag with wool is already from the attic here in my little craftroom....you are a inspiration...again!!...
    greetings Francien.

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  9. I love those African Flower hexies! Gorgeous colours!
    Far too much temptation on Ravelry!!

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  10. Gorgeous hexies...I popped over to Ravelry...great site!

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  11. I love the Morris & Son stores, they have such beautiful wool. The crocheted hexagons are quite gorgeous. An octopus is lucky to have 8 arms. What we could achieve!

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  12. So cute, makes me wish I knew how to crochet!

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  13. The scarf pattern is very pretty. I have not purchased any sock yarn as I have no desire to knit socks. But the yarns are so intriguing. This would be a good use for them.

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  14. I can see why you're loving working on these. They look so pretty and so much fun and not too heavy to work on! Love those green and pink ones. I don't think that I realized the possibilities of these hexies.

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  15. Love the work you are doing! Those hexies are pretty! I started a hex afghan many years ago that uses different colors for every round...it still sits in the closet waiting for completion...my problem too was using all different brands of yarn...do I know much about the different weights??? No...so...but these are super looking! Off to check those links....I'm like you...on the puter too much...too much overload eye candy everywhere of things I want to do but never even get started on!

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  16. HI Julia is very nice.. I love crochet..... Is relax for me..
    Hugs
    Deni

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  17. What don't you do, my dear friend? I am constantly amazed at what your latest project is. I love the hexagon flowers. As always you have done an outstanding job.

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  18. I am in love with the pink and green African Flower hexies! Stunning!

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  19. Oh so beautiful!! I just adore crochet. Sadly, my tendonitis won't let me do much any more. I think I'll have to scour op shops a bit more. ;o)

    I'm with you on the computer. (sigh) Not only do I spend toooo many hours surfing (mostly blogs) but I am WAY too inspired and find myself wanting to more and more and more....... Well, I know you get the idea.

    So much inspiration, so little time.

    Oh, also wanted to say..... I used to knit, crochet and spin obsessively. I have to tell you that Bendigo Wool is some of *the* best quality yarn you will find in the world. I have a large yarn stash and Bendy wool is my absolute fave.

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  20. Love the crochet hexies!! The colours are beautiful.

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  21. There is always time for crochet and quilting. I know. I do both. I'm on Ravelry, too. What is your name on there so I can find you?

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  22. Thanks for this post. I am off to a yarn shop tomorrow so it's nice to have some inspiration.

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  23. Hi Julia
    So glad I checked out your blog. What absolutely gorgeous hexagons. I have a jersey I knitted a few years ago, that makes me feel like I'm in a straight-jacket. I was going to undo it and thought - I don't have enough wool to knit something else for myself, so maybe I should make some hexagons. It'll be a bit of a competition between crocheting,and the handpiecing ones I'm doing.
    Lovely blog. Thanks! Sue

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