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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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:

 

My Latest Chaigu Minis!

So while I am only seeking out new yarn to order as I hit my 25 puffs knit at a time, I am still taking part in the automatic monthly mini-skein club from Chiagu.  Once a month I receive 6 gorgeous mini-skeins of Koigu PPPM yarn.  This yarn in this month’s offerings are just luscious.

The yarns included are P141, P713, P333, P848X, P731, and P404.

Can’t wait to knit with these guys! I’m off to wrap one into a ball and get going!