There's some irony here. Bored with sock & scarf projects languishing in the bottom of my knitting bag, these flowers were a spur-of-the-moment whim, a small diversion to keep my hands busy during a knitting slump. And now I can't stop. They're multiplying like rabbits and little hexagons are popping up in every room. My real gardens are screaming for some attention...ok, ok, this weekend, I promise!...but I can hardly put these down.
The interest in my little project has been surprising. Grandmother's Flower Garden is hardly a cutting edge design, but I guess everything old is new again and sometimes it's fun to interpret old patterns in new ways. Jennifer's been working on a similar project and has sent some links that might be of interest if you're falling under a hexagon hex. A video how-to, free down-loadable hexagon graph paper, and my personal favorite, layouts & charts to figure hex-to-finished-project ratios. I'm not planning anything now, though...just churning them out.
Meanwhile, Silk Stream's been wound and is in danger of becoming a permanent still life if I don't get something cast on soon. It's threatening rain, though, so I think the gardening will get first priority this weekend!