Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Still knitting hexipuffs... slowly!

Well the last week hasn't been my craftiest - between Little Miss being ill, me getting sick, and then D having a migrane at the weekend which left me to entertain both kids, I've had neither the time or inclination to knit. However I managed to make some progress with my Beekeeper's Quilt and I'm now up to 140 'puffs. A quick look at last week's update tells me I must have managed 6 this week, which is actually much better than I expected. 

I'm not planning on joining them until they are (almost) finished but every so often it's nice to have a play with them all to see how they might look as a quilt. I enjoy thinking of all the possible different layouts. Today Little Miss grouped them by colour while I was laying them out - and then bounced and rolled about in them, but I managed to get a photo first - and I'm pleased with it so far, but also aware that I am probably less than 20% of the way through *sigh*

At the moment, a gradated rainbow effect is seeming the most likely, but there is going to be plenty of time to decide. This project is going to test my patience to the limits! (I found a few little hexi FOs to  keep me motivated in the meantime, I could make them into something smaller at any time so the pressure is off. ) 

YARNS: various yarns including lots of Knitting Goddess Mini-skeins

I've found/pinned some stunning crochet ideas over the last few weeks, and every Tuesday when I visit all the other One a Day posts, I get a longing to hook something colourful, fun and QUICK. I really must!

This week the plan is to work out what I can make with the bits and pieces of yarn I have here as I don't want to buy anything else before Unravel. There are a couple of crochet items outstanding for Year of Projects, so maybe I should start there...?

If you have a Pinterest board which is dedicated to knitting or crochet projects, please feel free to leave a link in the comments - I'd love to browse the things you've found too. 

Oh, before I go, I'll be announcing the details of my first Blogiversary Giveaway in the coming days - once everything is finalised - so keep your eyes peeled. There are going to be some exciting prizes which have been donated by some of my favourite crafty people!!!!!! Can't wait to tell you all about it soon! 


  1. WOW, your beekeeper's is coming along! I love this set up with the groupings. Gorgeous. :)

  2. It looks so fun to play around with them, and make different colour patterns out of them. I love all the colours you have used for them :)

  3. Oh, I just love that gradated rainbow look!!! SO beautiful!

  4. I love the picture of beekeepers quilt it looks amazing like that.

    Feel free to visit my pinterest board there is a link on my blog.
    Shelley @ all4meggymoo

  5. The photo of your Hexipuffs is gorgeous, I love the colours, I'm almost tempted to start myself but I don't know if I would have the patience - ha ha!

  6. Wow, what a lovely bumpy expanse of gorgeousness. They look fab. I use Pinterest a little bit, not so much recently though, I'm trying to cut down my internet time. X

  7. wow it's looking gorgeous and definitely fun for bouncing and rolling on!

  8. WOW! They are beautiful all together like that! Great progress :o)

  9. Your quilt looks beautiful - and I really want to make one too, Judy x

  10. your quilt is looking beautiful so far! I've been wanting to make a similar quilt for awhile now, but I think you've given me the inspiration to start!

  11. I finally caved in (today actually) and got the pattern for the quilt. Oh my, what have I done now!

  12. Your beekeeper's quilt looks fantastic so far. I don't know how you have the patience for it! :)

  13. Ohhhh your quilt will be so beautiful. Its already gorgeous. Please stick at it, I can't wait to see it finished :)

  14. I need to come and play with all your puffs!!! They're looking great!

  15. The photo of your hexipuffs is gorgeous, I love how they're laid out. Wonderful!!

  16. love, love your blog too! So much fun stuff. I've been wanting to make that beekeepers quilt. Someday.... I also have a Pinterest knitting board. I'll have to check yours out.

  17. These hexipuffs look so great. Keep going. :-)

  18. I just started using Pinterest. My ID is ucrafter.

  19. Hello - I was doing the rounds at the Tuesday Tally. Wow, that is a lot of those hexipuffs! I love the graduated look. I am a total pinterest junkie. Here is my crochet board: http://pinterest.com/hopemcg/crochet/


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