Let me start off by saying that I am a crochet newbie. I have knitted for several years and was very happy with my two or five pointy sticks. Until about the last year or so crochet had eluded me, which didn't really bother me because I had my knitting, but finally something clicked and now I love it. Actually at the moment I am preferring it to knitting. (gasp) I love the little medallions that begin the hexagon, and the colors.
I get immediate satisfaction from creating these colorful little circles, and I can dream about how they will all come together...I just love it. I know I am a little late on the hexagon bandwagon, but better late than never right? The pattern I am using is this one from Attic 24. I just recently discovered crocheted hexagons when I stumbled upon Moonstitches blog, amazingly beautiful. That then led me to Attic 24 and that was it. I love, love, love, her blog. The color and the cheeriness of her posts are completely inspiring. I just signed up today for the flickr group hexagon love!
So, a little more about this throw...I am using Debbie Bliss Eco Cotton yarn. It is lovely, rich, soft, and environmentally conscious. The only problem I have on occasion is that the twist is rather loose and catches on my hook, it can be a little tricky, but other than that I am very happy with it. I am hoping very much that the colors are working, I go back and forth. I am trying to space the colors visually, but I don't have any of it preplanned or in a pattern of any sort. Now I am off to watch Coraline for the very first time and crochet some more hexagons of course!