TALLY: 160 Hexipuffs
PATTERN: Beekeeper's Quilt by Tiny Owl Knits
YARNS: Various sock/4 ply yarns including lots of semi-solid Knitting Goddess Mini-skeins
NEEDLES: 3.25mm circular or 3 x DPNs
There is something very addictive about hexipuffs. I'm not quite sure what it is? Maybe it's the short amount of time it takes to make something that feels like a little finished object in it's own right, or the chance to use so many lovely and varied colours? Or perhaps it's knowing that there are little bits of other projects (my own and others') in there? I'm not sure. Regardless, I've found myself looking forward to making at least one each day. You can see some of this week's additions in the bottom left of the collage. I didn't pull them into shape before photographing them, and you can see some have been squished either by project bag, or by little hands that find them so irresistible. A reader asked for a picture showing all of them, and as I tipped them onto the Cwtch sofa, I noticed that the cheaper 4 ply yarn (such as the solid coloured puffs in the bottom right picture, from Patons Fairytale Dreamtime 4 ply) has kept its shape really well, despite being some of the first puffs I'd made. A squish-comparison test also confirmed that these feel quite a bit more sturdy. I think I'll make some more using these plainer yarns to give the finished quilt a bit more body - plus I think the mix of solids, semis and variegated actually looks nice when they are all together.
Since starting this project last summer, I've changed my mind on it's final location many times, but seeing them on that sofa I think I'll have a hard time putting them anywhere else.
I'm writing this post on Monday due to a school trip, so I'll come back later with the proper links - but you should be able to find details of the other One a Day projects here.