The Week’s Hexipuffs in Review: August 17-23, 2014

I was able to knit 7 more hexipuffs this week!  My first package from Knitcrate (yay – more details on that to come!) arrived as well as my yarn from Chiagu’s monthly subscription.  I have plenty of minis to keep me busy, but I just seem to collect more and more. Clearly I must knit faster.

Hexipuffs 118 – 124 (from left to right)

Hexipuff 118-119
Yarn – Koigu KPPPM
Colorway – P720

Hexipuffs 120-121
Yarn – Drew Emborsky – Gemstones
Colorway – Citrine

Hexipuff 122
Yarn – Drew Emborsky – Gemstones
Colorway – Turquoise

Hexipuff 123
Yarn – Drew Emborsky – Gemstones
Colorway – Emerald

Hexipuff 124
Yarn – Drew Emborsky – Gemstones
Colorway – Diamond

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The Week’s Hexipuffs in Review – August 10 – 16, 2014

With the arrival of my darling little sir, it has become quite apparent to me that I will not be able to keep up with the daily posts that featured each puff individually.  I haven’t highlighted a single puff in quite a while anyway, but I do plan to retroactively feature the weekly puffs that have not been featured.  Stay tuned to those later on this week!

For now though, I will focus on this past week’s beekeeper’s quilt efforts and show you the beautiful yarns I worked with this week!

 

Hexipuffs 111 – 117 (from left to right)

Hexipuff 111 
Yarn – Rhichard Devrieze Peppino
Colorway – Unknown.  Perhaps Leah Emily
 

Hexipuffs 112 and 113
Yarn – Koigu KPPPM
Colorway – P419 

Hexipuffs 114 and 115
Yarn – Koigu KPPPM
Colorway – P327S

Hexipuff 116
Yarn – Rhichard Devrieze Peppino
Colorway – Seaside Turf

Hexipuff 117
Yarn – Spun Right Round
Colorway – Graffiti custom order 

Monday Yarny Musings – August 11, 2014

Alright folks, my goal of 100 hexipuffs was reached and I believe some yarn goodness is in order!  My last Monday Yarny Musings included a picture of some lovely Graffiti yarn that I ordered from Etsy seller SpunRightRound.  I loved it so much that I went ahead and requested a custom order from her because what I really wanted was a graffiti yarn that had a lot more black to contrast with the natural and colored sections.  Here is my lovely yarn:

Graffiti Yarn

What do I have in mind for this yarn?  A plan for a layout!

I have been trying to figure out a layout for my great undertaking pretty much since the beginning (even though I did promise myself that I wasn’t going to stress about layout and JUST KNIT).  The truth is that this thought has been in my mind since before I even started my first hexipuff.  I guess I can be proud that I didn’t exactly stress about or drive myself so crazy that I just stopped working on the whole project!  (It’s the small victories!)

I have spent quite a bit time searching through pictures of hexagon quilts for inspiration and finally one struck my fancy.  After seeing it, I just knew that I needed to request a custom order of the graffiti yarn because it would tie everything together!  I stumbled across Kelly Girl Quilt’s blog and found pictures of her amazing hexie quilt.  Talk about serious inspiration!  Here is the link to her blog about the hexie quilt, from start to finish.  I think what I love most about it is the contrast between the diamonds and the monochrome border.  I mean seriously, how cool is this??

Kelly Girl Quilts gorgeous hexagon quilt

I have quite a ways to go before I will even have enough of any color to begin constructing a diamond and I still need to decide if I want to do some sort of gradient thing with each diamond.  Lots of time to think about it because I’ll likely need somewhere between 1500-2000 hexipuffs to make a decent sized quilt!

 

 

Rainbow of Hexipuffs

I mentioned in my previous post that I have been able to knit a bit here and there since Sir W’s birth and I am happy to report that I have knit the 45 rainbow colored mini-skeins from Three Fates Yarn!  Here they are:

 

I absolutely loved working with this yarn and may in the future ask for another grouping.  For now I am the remnants of the yarn to work with and plan to incorporate them for a natural colored yarn to create a colorwork looking hexipuff.  I did make a couple of trial hexipuffs a couple months ago and think they turned out well.  I wasn’t super thrilled with the way the striped hexipuff turned out as the side where I alternated the yarns sort of rounded out instead of staying nice and sharp.  I will need to figure out how to remedy this for future hexipuffs or I may just leave the striped ones out all together.  They are on the bottom of this picture here:

It’s been a busy few weeks with the new baby and all!

My last post was on July 14th and as expected, many things have changed in my life!  Sir W made his debut in the very early morning on July 24th.  He is absolutely adorable and Miss E is smitten with her little brother. 

I thought I would have no time at all to knit anymore, but I find moments here and there and have sort of managed to knit a hexipuff a day.  I feel like I am much more efficient with my time now that I have 2 kids.  If I’m lucky, I get an hour of joint naptime when I can sit down and enjoy a cup of tea while knitting a bit.

Now, on to the knitting talk! I finished my 100th hexipuff the day before he was born (yay!) go team! That means I hit a major goal so there is more yarn in my future! More on that for my Monday Yarn musings!