More than a month later…

I finished my “It’s finally summer” project!! It really only took me a few hours, but those few hours were spread over several months. I’m really happy with the results, though. I love getting into embroidery!

 

I also finished the hexipuff pillow. Yes. Done. Well, with the knitting portion, at least. I need to sew the backing on, but I can’t do that without a sewing machine.

I’ve already started my next embroidery project, and have picked out one to work on after that. I’m a stitching maniac!

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Hexiwhat?

The hexipuff’s are slowly taking over my life. They started on a plate, and upgraded to a vase. Pretty soon they outgrew the vase, and moved themselves into a lovely little bowl. Now they’re over reaching the bowl, and the only option I have left is a wicker basket. I’m about a fourth of the way through my project!

Here they are in the bowl:

I love having them in this bowl. They’re beautiful. It’s like being able to display my yarn, instead of having to hide it away in baskets and closets to avoid being called a hoarder.

I like seeing them all laid out, though, too. I’ve been knitting my way through the mini skeins, which yield roughly 2 puffs per. One skein came in about 2 rows short, though, so I had to do some last minute surgery, adding in another color to bind it off. I bet you can’t tell which one!

I’m still determining how I’m going to construct a pillow cover out of them, but it’s a work in progress. an AWESOME work in progress.

Holy Mini Skeins!

My order of mini skeins came for the Beekeeper’s!

 

From left to right:

The Loopy Ewe Sertes- cerise

Lourna’s Laces Shepard Sock- Berry

Stowe Fabric +Yarn SW Merino Sock- Creamsicle

Opal Hundertwasser- Good morning, City

Knitters Brewing Co.- Margarita with salt

Dane Rouling Yarns frolicking- Wild Violets

Araucania Ranco- Mountain Sunset

A million Stars Gemini Sock- Concord

Wollmeise fluffy- veilchen

Blue Moon socks that Rock- Count Cluckula

Shibui Knits Sock- Spectrum

Koigu KPPPRU- Melted Crayons

 

BAM!

Addictive

Oh. My. Goodness.

Hexipuffs!

I’m so hooked that I forgot to meet my word count for camp nanowrimo.

They are just so cute!

 

Also:

I finished knitting my socks, but I’m waiting until my sock blockers arrive to take the final pictures.

Insanity

Would it be crazy for me to want to begin the beekeeper’s quilt?

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-beekeepers-quilt

It’s beautiful, in the most amazingly weird way. It would be my third attempt (twice failed) at a blanket. It uses sock yarn, so it would literally take me forever. A cursory glance revealed no finished projects on Ravelry except for the designer’s. These are all really good reasons why I shouldn’t start this blanket. I shouldn’t even download the pattern.

These are three really good reasons why I probably will start it anyhow. Over the last two and a half years, I have amassed a reasonable sized stash of left over sock yarn bits. Certainly not enough to complete this quilt, but a perfectly sensible amount. Each of these skeins represents a project that is going to have yarn left over, adding to my stash. The yarns will get to live again in my quilt.  I have this theory in my head that I’ll be able to buy a blank skein from knit picks, and break it into small, dyed portions to practice different techniques. Each of these can be pieces. I can continue to knit socks and sock yarn projects, and they can add to it.

I’m perfectly aware that starting this blanket borders on insane. But I’m pretty sure I’m going to do it anyway.

Here’s another good reason:

My sock summit socks, almost done. I love these socks. I’m half way through the second sock, and I haven’t once dreaded working on them. I see many more socks in my immediate future, after I finish the impending Multnomah.

So, yeah. I’m totally downloading that pattern.