Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Hexipuffing Without Fear

Last night was craft night. But all my yarn was in the freezer. I debated pulling out a skein of sock yarn that I was relatively certain was clean, and starting the mate to a sock I found buried in my project bag during my house-wide wool inspection. But it felt like a risk move. 

Luckily a friend came to the rescue. Her sister-in-law entered the cloister recently, leaving behind an entire room full of yarn, beautiful lace shawls, and knitted monsters. The boys and I went over to visit, and I left with my arms full of yarn.

Isn't that beautiful sight? I also filled a large basket! 

I still miss my yarn, and am sad at the thought of losing part of it. But I'm very grateful for this generosity, and the timing was such a blessing. 

There were also a few hexipuffs in the box. I adopted them. :)

Anyway, right now that box is in a plastic storage bin with cedar blocks for company. I took some out for craft night last night, stuffed it and my hexipuff materials into a Ziploc bag, and whipped up a few puffs of my own. The Ziploc is maybe paranoia. Better safe than sorry, right?

I think I am okay with knitting in my own house now. Maybe. As long as the yarn never leaves my lap. 

I am thinking, though, that this yarn will not all be devoted to hexipuffs. The colors all together are a lovely sight, and there is so much of some of them ... maybe a pair of stripey, scrappy knee socks? Wouldn't that be fun?


  1. I do hope that the moth invasion will be fully over soon. What a BLESSING to have this beautiful yarn(s) given to you!

  2. Lucky you! The colors are great and I like the knee socks idea :)

  3. I think a pair of knee highs is perfect for those skeins! I cannot wait to see the finished project!

  4. I shudder just thinking of the moths. I'm so sorry that has happened to you, I know how you value your wools! Love the puffs and before you know it you'll have one fantastic blanket.

  5. ACK, moths! I have never even considered the possibility really and now I'm feeling like I better go through my stash to make sure we're safe! So sorry that your wools are affected... I agree that stripey socks would be great for those colors!