pentagons and awards

Some sort of horrible energy-sucking bug or virus has had me in its grip the last couple of days, today I have been almost totally inert. I feel like one of those lantern-jawed sea monsters that lives 72 million feet under the deepest ocean and conserves energy by never moving a whisker. It’s 5.55pm here, I’ve been under the covers most of the day, but I’ve just managed to make myself coffee and am also going to force this post (most of it done two days ago, when I felt more human).

When is a hexagon not a hexagon? Why, when you can’t count properly and you end up with five sides instead of six.
But it’s okay, I like it better this way. And it works out perfectly for my bag idea.

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hexagon multi

These girls are going to be bags, with a felt lining and magnetic clasp and long strap. Laura over in the mother country (= UK, haha) has volunteered to make one up following my pattern and using the Vinni’s cotton I send. When she’s given me the thumbs up, the kits will follow. A blue one, a turquoise one, a pink one, and a mixed one (because I was dying to use the new Brick Red that arrived this week).  I was also thinking greens. And maybe neutrals.

Kathryn in Colarado has been working on the mitts pattern, and has come up with some incredibly useful suggestions and a great new lay-out (far and above the ‘call of duty’).  She chose to make hers in Sunshine yellow, and here’s the first one she finished. Kathryn also writes a blog. I like reading what she writes.

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Two very thoughtful ladies have included me in their nominations recently, for which I am happy and appreciative, and I promise promise to fulfill my acceptance conditions (eg. answering some questions and nominating other blogs) as soon as the blood starts flowing to my brain again.  In the meantime, thank you both very much, Alice and Jane: Knit n Run 4 sanity and Rainbow Junkie Corner.

Phew, exhausted now. Back to the bottom of the ocean. x

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26 thoughts on “pentagons and awards

  1. Joan Visser

    Hi. Hang in there! This is a bug that’s doing the rounds. You WILL feel better soon. Your little bags are going to look great. Good luck with all your plans.

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  2. rainbowjunkiecorner

    Sorry you don’t feel too good. Hope you get better soon.

    At least you know a five sided shape is not a hexagon – some people don’t seem too:-)

    The pentagons look great. Look forward to seeing the finished bags.

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  3. tgonzales

    Oh Jill! I’m so sorry you are feeling so poorly. As you have told me before; you just need to give up and take this time to rest. Ok, I’m done being your Mom now. I love the mitts and I love the unhexagons and can’t wait to see the finished project. (only when you feel better though)

    Love and Warm ((((HUGS))))!
    Tamara

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  4. Patch

    Awwww, feel better soon. In the meantime, stay under the covers ;) Liking the not-hexagons but also the extra labels on your pics, exotic bird poo you have ;D

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  5. gentlestitches

    rotten virus’s. Get better soon. My package arrived safely yesterday and I am now officially “on the job”
    I will blog about it but also send an official report via email. This is fun! Also I have a an 11 year old birthday party next week so I will be making it for dear Primrose. :)

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  6. now at home mom

    sorry to hear you are not feeling great Jill! hope you are taking time to rest this weekend so you can feel better soon! :-) & I love the yellow of the mitts from Kathryn there! :-) & the NOT-hexagons too :-)
    take care!

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