One of my current works-in-progress is a granny hexagon afghan that I am making for my daughter. I only work on it occasionally, so it is very slow going. It’s been just over a year and I’m nearly done with the individual hexagons and have started weaving in the ends. There will be 600 ends to weave in on just the hexagons, this isn’t counting any created while stitching them together or edging the completed afghan. You can see my progress in this photo:
If you look closely you can also see the mistake I made. One of those hexagons isn’t. Right there in the front I’ve got a pentagon. How did that get there? I’m glad I discovered it now and not when I got to the piecing stage.
I learned something interesting about Red Heart yarn this last weekend. Apparently some of their yarns, such as Super Saver are wound in skeins which are designed to be pulled from the center. You can tell which these are because they have a diagram on the label showing this:
According to this post on the Red Heart website, balls are meant to pulled from the outside, after you remove the band. Did that stop me from using a center-pull? Nope, but it did enlighten me on why I had such a hard time finding the end and had to pull out such a big glob of yarn to get to it.
Is this new knowledge for you, too? Or, am I the only one who didn’t know it?