Friday, September 23, 2011

One Hexipuff down. . .

. . . only four hundred ninety-nine more to go.

After some consideration and a little cheering on (thanks Michele) I decided to purchase the Bee Keeper's Quilt Pattern by Tiny Owl Knits. I was surprised to discover the pattern is knit in the round which actually makes more sense (no sewing seams). The pattern comes with detailed directions on how to make the hexipuffs, how to embroider flowers on the hexipuffs and a how to construct the quilt. In my opinion, I think the pattern is worth the six dollars.

Short post today, I have some hexipuffs to make. Have a great weekend everyone!

15 comments:

michelejm said...

How crazy is it that I just started my Beekeepers Quilt this week! I'm crocheting it, but I just stubbled upon it after a friend mentioned it. Now everywhere I turn is talk about hexi puffs and mini skein exchanges.

I'm in this with you! And I'm so excited!!

Michele
michelejm365.blogspot.com

Zakka Life said...

michelejm,

Are you using all different colors or are you going to make it in a specific palette? I think I'm going to make it in all muted colors.

michelejm said...

I'm using all the crazy colors of sock yarn I can find! I did a granny square afghan once from my stash box and it was so random and beautiful. I'm hoping this one turns out the same!

michelejm said...

I'm using all the crazy colors of sock yarn I can find! I did a granny square afghan once from my stash box and it was so random and beautiful. I'm hoping this one turns out the same!

dollproject said...

I love the little Hexipuffs! What a fun project. I don't knit, so I was thinking of trying something similar with ultra soft cotton stretch knit fabric--I have a giant collection of bits and pieces. :]

michelejm said...

Dollproject,

If you crochet, ravelry has the pattern for free. Look up aviary puff.

Zakka,

There's a mother daughter team making puffs. One is knitting, one is crocheting, but because of gauge they work perfectly interchangeably. Don't know why I thought this would be important to share, but if you and a friend worked together on muted tones, it would lessen the expense and you guys could swap. Still 500 puffs, though.

I'm rabbling...

dollproject said...

Hey, thanks for the information Michele! I don't crochet either, but I do collect fibers--I use them for doll hair though ;p.

Zakka Life said...

michelejm,

The crochet knitting combination sounds like it would be really cute. Thanks for sharing about the crochet pattern too. I'm sure others reading the comments will find it useful.

Annie B said...

I saw this on another blog but really don't think I have the staying-power for 500 puffs though. Crochet half & knit half might be a better idea though.

Annie B said...

Ok I had a job finding the pattern for the crochet one on Ravelry but realised that an Aviary is for birds so found the pattern under Apiary puffs.

yuunacraft said...

It looks like it'll be a nice quilt when it's all done. I'm tempted to buy a copy of the pattern for myself and invest in some sock yarn with my next paycheque!

Ayie said...

I bet you'll have all you need in no time!

michelejm said...

Before you spend your check on sock yarn check out Etsy.com. Search for mini skeins and you can get multi packs of sock yarn minis just for this project. That way you get a wider selection without get stuck with loads of leftovers.

Zakka Life said...

michelejm,

good to know about the mini skeins

Threeundertwo said...

This is crazy cute! I can't imagine making 500 of them though! Have fun and can't wait to see your progress.

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