Every spring, my college holds a womens-only art exhibition titled “Project Eve”. Submissions range from photography and painted mirrors, to pottery and new this year… crocheted blankets! Though a few hexagons away from being completed, hexy is almost finished so I decided to submit her. She’s one of the prettiest things I’ve ever crocheted.
I was a little nervous about hexy’s first appearance in society, but I felt confident she was ready. She’s been such a good little crocheted blanket that she deserved her moment in the spotlight. Titled, “The Colors of Spring” (a last-minute decisions when I was told I needed to title my work), I couldn’t have been prouder of hexy’s performance. She was brilliant! The critics (read: my friends) agreed and gave it rave reviews:
“This blanket is stunning. The colors turn a traditional concept into a whimsical and fun piece that stood out as one of the highlights of the show!” – Hannah M.
“Jayna Grassel strikes again. This piece can only be described in one word. FREEDOM.” – Dave C.
“This afghan is perfectly titled as it contains every color that reminds me of the delights that come with springtime.” – Jane R.
“This blanket rocks. It’s probably the softest ever. Also the color palette is phenomenal. NBD.” – Laura B.
“I feel like this afghan represents a lot of different types of people. It appeals to both indie and girly tastes. I love it!” – Morgan O.
“This blanket holds a diverse array of colors. Most of it’s a lot of circular shapes.” – Phil V.
It was my first (and I guess my last) time participating in Project Eve, but as a soon-to-be-graduating-senior, I’m glad I did. Hexy’s coming out party this past week inspired me to finish this little girl. I’ll be putting the final touches of 29 more hexagons on her and then edging her colorful hexagons with a beautiful scalloped crocheted border.
To read about the beginning of this ongoing crocheted hexagon blanket project, check out hexy’s first post.