The Week’s Hexipuffs in Review; August 24-30, 2014

132 hexipuffs complete as of this past Sunday!

I recently gathered all of my minis together and came to a conclusion.  I have a ridiculous numer of mini-skeins to work with.  I didn’t even bother counting them, it is just insane.  And to think, I’ll be getting another 10 each month to add the collection! 

Let’s get to last week’s round-up!  I got it into my head that I really wanted to knit with the Black Trillium Fibres gradient kit that I purchased way back in April.  I had concluded then that these sets were the best bang for my buck.  For $39, I get 5 demi-skeins that each produce 10 hexipuffs.  That is 50 puffs per kit and less than a dollar for each one.  These will be great fillers for the quilt layout I have in mind.  

As always, must knit faster!  Here are last week’s offerings:

Hexipuffs 125-132

Hexipuff 125
Yarn – Drew Embosky – Gemstones
Colorway – Amethyst

Hexipuffs 126
Yarn – Drew Emborsky – Gemstones
Colorway – Emerald

Hexipuffs 127-128
Yarn – Spun Right Round
Colorway – Graffiti (custom)

Hexipuffs 129-132
Yarn – Black Trillium Fibres
Colorway – Naiad 1

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

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 – July 14, 2014

New Yarn Thoughts

My July mini-skein collection from Chiagu arrived on Saturday – yay!  As usual, the colors are gorgeous.  Definitely a much more muted palette than in previous months and as always, quite nice.  What I love about Koigu is at first glance, the skein can appear mostly gray, but a closer inspection reveals other pops of color here and there.  I love it.
Here is a picture of the latest additions.

I am still working my way through my current collection of mini-skeins from Three Fates Yarn, but on Saturday while looking through other hexipuff pictures on Instagram, I discovered another amazing monthly yarn subscriptions of various types, but one of the subscriptions in mini-skeins. (squeeeeee!).  The company is called KnitCrate.  I immediately had out my credit card, all ready to sign up.  But be proud of me because I exercised some control and talked myself down.  The fact that I had literally JUST left Etsy where I had purchased several lovely half skeins of a delightfully colored yarn (more on those to come…), was one of the main reasons I stopped.  That and I am already a part of the Koigu monthly club by Chiagu!  

Let’s breakdown the math, both of the clubs are about $22 per month and would total 11 mini-skeins ranging from 25-30 yards each.  Easily 3 hexipuffs per mini.  So 33 hexipuffs per month from those sets.  That is a month’s worth of puffs right there!  But the $44 per month is quite a hit to the yarn budget.  I feel like I would have to choose one or the other and that just makes me sad.  What is awesome about Knit Crate is that they offer minis from up to 10 different dyers and you can either choose to be surprised or request a specific dyer.  And one of the companies is Blue Moon Fiber Arts ::just about faints::

So I really need to think about what I would like to do.  One thing is for sure.  I need to knit my way through my current stash before I can even begin to justify to Mr. KnittyKitty why I NEED to be a part of both monthly clubs.  And I can’t forget all of the awesome yarns I previously mentioned wanting before.  That, and I need to demonstrate to myself that I have the dedication to stick with this project and get it done!  Joining this club might be something to entertain around Christmas time and I will only do so then if I have knit to at least 200 hexipuffs!  Better get these needles going and figure out a good system once Sir W arrives!

 

Let’s talk about joining these hexipuffs together! 

I mentioned earlier that I had purchased some yarns from Etsy today.  The seller is SpunRightRound and she offers a gorgeous variegated yarn called ‘graffiti.’  The colors are primarily neutral with splashes of just about every color of the rainbow and black.  It appears that it could be the perfect yarn to serve as the joining yarn to the puffs and a great way to separate the difference color sections.  (I have been toying around with the layout in my mind and keep seeing a neutralish yarn breaking up the huge color blocks of like colors).  My thought was that if I knit hexipuffs from this graffiti yarn with all of these colors, then it would nicely compliment both the more solid colored puffs next to it and not be too jarring when looked at in contrast to the other sections.  SpunRightRought was offering basically half skeins of this yarn so I picked up 3 of those at 230 yards a piece.  I did sort of break my rule with this yarn as it is 75/25 superwash merino to nylon, but the yarn is too potentially perfect to pass up.

Original listing can be found here.  Definitely plenty of yarn to knit up to see how it fits into my vision.  Here is a picture that was on the listing for the yarn:

 

Monday (Memorial) Yarny Musings

Let’s see, not a ton of yarny news to report this week!  I am just so thrilled with my current minis stash and slowly working my way through each.  That said, the Three Fates Yarns collection is just gorgeous.  I worked my way through the purple yarns this week. More detailed posts on each of these yarns is upcoming, but I finished all of the purples.  In my zeal to play with and arrange the mini-skeins, I simply tore open the bundles of yarn instead of taking a close look at the name of yarn in the bundle.  I had a bit of trouble identifying two of the colors, but I think my guesses are correct.  Or rather they are going to be correct for my purposes.  Here are the finished purple puffs.  I’m trying to decide if I want to head into the reds or go backwards through the rainbow into the blues.  A flipped coin may be in order.

I will need to check into getting a natural colored yarn because I don’t have quite enough yarn left to finish a second hexipuff, but it is way too much to just toss into the scrap jar.  I could always make striped puffs with two colors as well.  Or I could make stripped puffs with two colors and a natural yarn.  Oooooo.  Decisions, decisions.

Speaking of decisions, I may have finally found my perfect project bag!  Check this beauty out.  I found it at the craft section of a local Greek festival I attended last weekend.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have it.  It is a bowling back style opening, decent pockets inside, and I just love the floral design on the outside of it.

I know I mentioned a new project last week using the gradient yarns, but I have had no time to really work on it so I want to make some decent progress on it before debuting it, so stay tuned!