Friday, May 3, 2013

The Perfect Carry Along Project

If you are like me, you rarely go anywhere without your knitting.  Some projects are too big, or too complicated to carry along with you, but some are just right.  The hexipuffs I'm making for my Beekeeper's Quilt are the perfect carry along knitting project, in my opinion.  They are small, knit up fast, and give you instant gratification and satisfaction.  Plus you get to play with lots of different colored yarns to see what they look like in a hexipuff swatch of sorts.  Just too perfect.

The last 3 months, I've been knitting hexipuffs.  I've had a few generous people gift mini-skeins of yarn to me for them, some of the yarns I've spun myself, and some are just leftovers from other projects.  I'm going a hexipuff Knit-A-Long on Ravelry, and a mini-skein swap with a few friends.  These things are much more addictive than I thought they would 
This one I hand dyed using Wilton's food coloring.

I don't have a set goal in mind just yet of how many hexipuffs I want to make, but to make a quilt, I'm going to need at least 150!  
Made out of my handspun yarn.
I bought a little bag that fits my hexipuff tools perfectly.  A friend gifted me a mini-crochet hook, I have my size 4 circ needle, a darning needle, a yarn cutter, and yarn.  It's not quite big enough for the bamboo fill I'm using, so I keep that in a separate ziplock nearby.  

What can I say, I'm addicted to Hexipuffs!  :)

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