A New Obsession

About 10 days ago I was a bit bored with knitting socks so I went looking for something else to knit and remembered a very neglected project: my Meshushim something or other and started adding hexagons to it:

9 more meshushim added

While knitting on this I was wondering what does it want to be and I went looking around in Ravelry and beyond.

I discovered that the yarn is a limited edition series and most of its colors are not readily available any more. I also learned that some of the colors of the second series of the Opal Hundertwasser yarns are also not easily available and a third series is going to be available this September – can you sense the brewing of a major new obsession around here?

I first learned about the existence of the second series during one of my strictest yarn diets and I decided just to ignore its existence but now all sorts of  crazy ideas start popping around in my head:  Am I going to make a throw? baby blanket? or maybe this thing wants to become a bedspread for our bed in the new condo we bought in Toronto? Maybe I should try and buy all 3 series for this bedspread?

So I looked more carefully and discovered that I can get all the colors of series 2 except one in Europe (and much cheaper too) and lucky for me, the color missing in Europe, is still available in the USA. I also found out that series 3 is already available in Europe and I found it even cheaper than series 2!

I think you can imagine already what is making its way towards me, right?

In the meantime, I decided to knit free standing hexagons so I will not have too large a block knitted with only 8 colorways when I am going to have 24 of them and this is what I got so far:

My current collection of free hexagons

Don’t worry, I didn’t lose my mind completely. All these can be incorporated into the final object by picking up stitches along the sides, I still hate sewing and don’t have any intention of sewing anything in this project except the hiding of the ends and I do this as I finish each hexagon!

A little decoration

Am I pretty?

Almost blue - good brdiging hexagon

I have a calming effect

I am sooo yellow

Pretending I am a fair isle,,,

I came out quite red didn't I?

I really like how I can’t always predict the colors of the hexagon from the colors I see in the ball.  Some of them are really surprising, some I can tell already. Some repeat after 4 hexagons or so but they are still a bit different.

I think I am doomed! wish me luck :)

8 thoughts on “A New Obsession

  1. Noa

    Gorgeous colours. Superb photos. You’ve got me hooked now and I’m looking forward to seeing how these unfold. It’s magical how each one has its own individual pattern and character.

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