Wednesday, April 17, 2013

(almost) 100 hexipuffs

Linking up with Ginny for her fabulous yarn along!

Baby knitting has stalled. I still haven't found the yarn for Maximilian's sleeves, unfortunately. As for the other sweater, both sleeves are finished and joined, and I am knitting the yoke, but right now I'm just not feeling it. In fact, I haven't felt inclined to knit much at all lately. Or really do anything in the evenings except sit and stare at the wall. Bleah.

But I have managed to knit a few puffs. Especially since I discovered a group on Ravelry devoted to trading and selling mini skeins ... *cough* I had hoped to have 100 hexipuffs to show you today, but alas, I only have 98. Which seems a kind of anticlimactic number. But oh well.


Playing with hexipuffs seems like a legitimate way to spend naptime, don't you think? ;) I tried out a "flower garden" arrangement, but I don't think I'll go with this ultimately. I just don't have enough puffs of the same color. As you can tell from some of the very scrappy looking "flowers." Heh. 


My goal for this month is 15. I've knit 8 so far. I don't know when I'll be done or what "done" even means ... I don't think I'm making this for our bed (which would entail knitting 800+ puffs ... yikes!), so maybe the twin guest bed (that's currently in storage in my father-in-law's basement)? To throw over a couch? Or a window seat, if we happen to get a house with a window seat? (I really like that last idea, but we'd need a window seat first. :-P )

I'm reading Best American Short Stories 2012. March was a slow reading month, but I'm picking back up again.


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  1. That is a lot of hexi love!! The colors are so cheerful and I bet when it's done you will be thrilled!

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    1. Thanks! It's definitely a long term project--I started it almost two years ago(!!), so who knows when I'll be finished! But it will definitely be an accomplishment. :)

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  2. These look so neat, Rosemary! The finished product is going to look fantastic on your future window seat.

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    1. Thanks! I'm thinking we'll have to a build a window seat if our future house doesn't come with one ... ;)

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  3. so..how many hexipuffs do you need to make a twin bed cover?? what kind of yarn are you using? I think they look so neat. I've just posted that I need to finish a quilt this week, so I guess I'd better go do something. At least some cutting, so I can sew, sew, sew tomorrow. Next week might show more promise for knitting... have fun!!

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    1. I am using fingering weight yarn and some sport. Mostly leftovers from my own projects, but also with yarn from miniskeins I've bought and traded. :) A twin bed I think you need about 500...? I looked it up but I don't recall exactly. Still a lot!

      Have fun with your quilt!! Sewing is not my forte, but it's something I hope to learn more of! :)

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  4. So fun to find another Hexipuff lover! I started a few months ago but I am nowhere near 100. Dare I ask what the group on Ravelry is called? (Or maybe I don't want to know! :-)

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    1. I join knittymama to: near a 100! Great. I finished no.91 today.

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    2. The group is called Mini Mall. But I warn you, it is a dangerous place to visit! Use caution! ;)

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  5. I've had hexipuffs in the back of my head for a while now. I think it'll soon become a long-term project for me, too!

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    1. They are a lot of fun! Also very addictive, but in a good way. ;) I like them because each puff gives you a sense of accomplishment.

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  6. They're coming along nicely, and yes, it's a LOVELY way to spend nap time. :)

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