One a Day is back!


If you've been around the Cwtch for a while, you may remember I joined Carole's One a Day Group last July. My chosen project was the Beekeeper's Quilt and the aim was to make at least one "hexipuff" for it per day. It was going ok until I took a break before Christmas to get on with some other projects and after that it didn't really going again. By the time I'd been into hospital in February the group had all but stopped and so had my hexipuffing. My last OaD post in late January tells me my tally was 135 (I had donated some to charity and some went missing at the hands of a 2 year old). 

A couple of weeks ago I saw that the group had started up again and as I have a lot of other projects planned, didn't intend to join..... BUT..... as I mentioned in Sunday's post, I picked up my 'puff kit over the weekend (a toiletries case filled with mini skeins, scraps and filling) and found the time taken to make each one has shrunk from 45-60 mins to 30 mins. A combination of knitting in the Continental style and using a different cast on method, and probably having a further year's experience. I've made TWELVE in two days alongside other knitting. Of course I don't expect to keep up this momentum, but I'm sure one a day will be manageable, so I'm pleased to say I'm back in! 
YARNS: These have all been made from scraps - some from this and the others from a friend
NEEDLES: 3.25mm Addi Lace fixed circulars (pattern uses 3.5mm DPNs)
TALLY: 147... although I haven't checked for any escapees!
 (Wondering what the FO will look like? There's  a lovely finished quilt here.)

If you have a bigger project you'd like to tackle by making one small element at a time (a square a day for a cushion, a row a day on a ripple blanket etc...) then pop along to the Ravelry page to find out more. This is a lovely group with some great projects on the go.  

I'll be back tomorrow with an update on my other knitting progress, 
in the meantime hope you have a fabulous day xxx

18 comments

  1. I love this project, I love the cute little hexipuffs.

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  2. Yay, look at the cute little puffs :) So glad my unused yarn gets to be part of something gorgeous rather than sitting doing nothing!

    Do you see what I mean about that green being impossible to photograph?!

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    1. I love trying out your yarns too - I haven't tried some of these before so it's a great way to do that. I agree about the green, it's so vibrant and emerald-like in reality but doesn't capture on photos at all. Thanks again x

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  3. Those are really lovely, I like watching these little puffs appear on peoples' blogs! Random question, roughly how much yarn would you allow for one hexipuff?

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    1. That's a really good question - I'm not sure. I've bought a tiny scale, but need some batteries and when I've done that I'll weigh one before I stuff it and let you know. x

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    2. Thank you, I'd really appreciate that.

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  4. I felt all inspired yesterday and tried once agai. To do a puff and failed miserably! I'm not sure where I am going wrong, maybe I am just puff challenged! I shall admire your perfect ones from afar instead!

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    1. Oh dear! I'm sure there is probably something that can be done to troubleshoot these for you. What's the issue?

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  5. Your puffs look so perfect loving your colours. They are getting quicker to knit aren't they which does help in the restarting of this project. I hope you're right and I can get my deadline done but like you I'm not too worried how long it takes I think this may just be my go to project when I'm not busy with other things and it will just get done in time. But I can't wait to one day wrap it around me snuggle lol. xx

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  6. Lovely hexipuffs. I love the colours. Not sure I am still convinced to start this project

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  7. Gorgeous little hexipuffs, I love the colours, they are so pretty.I was the same as you as soon as the group stopped so did my Springtime Throw but now it's back up and running, I'm back on it. deb xxxx

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  8. Hi Sarah, me again !!!! The pattern I used was from the Sirdar Tiny White Whisper pattern book,the Snuggly White Whisper wool was on offer at Hobby Craft at £1 per 50g. Deb xxxx

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  9. That's a lot of puffs! How many more do you need? I admire you for making a daily commitment to these, I'd really struggle with that kind of pressure.

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  10. Good to see you jumping in again. I have done several projects since Carole stopped, but joining back in as well.

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  11. I never get tired of seeing their cuteness. How would you sew them together? Whipstitch?

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  12. Aww they're beautiful! I'm hoping to get through a load of hexipuffs during the Ravellenics (Modular Relay), maybe after that I'll try for one a day.

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  13. Oh they are great! I'm not a huge knitter so this project wouldn't be for me (unless there's a crochet version! Lol) but it looks wonderful and cozy x

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