I'm making a Granny Hexagon sweater.
This is magic.
See, if you make a granny square, it has 4 90 degree corners. It lays flat. But if you make a Granny Hexagon--and don't compensate for the corners by using fewer stitches--you end up with 6 90 degree corners, for a total of 540 degrees, and it doesn't lay flat.
So sad. Do we feel sorry for it yet?
And look how tiny it is!
Why, you'd have to go around and around and around a LOT to make that starfish thing amount to anything interesting.
But what could it amount to?
IN fact, it makes a little half-a-tee. Do you see that? But it's got some open seams. If you sew along the top edge there--not the whole thing, mind you--you will have an arm, and, well, half a body.
Or, you could sew the one seam in the back and the one in the front and have a very basic jumper.
Or, you could sew the seam in the back and add some flaps on the front and some length and have a much more formidable jacket, and then add a hood, and, hey, a few rounds to tighten up the sleeves a little, and it would have a much different shape.
But the point is, here, that you take a sad little starfish shape and keep working on it, and it could become a sweater of generous proportions.
And that's what I've been working on of late.