26 August 2012

Beekeeper's Quilt: 40 Hexipuffs.

So, I'm basically a hexipuff factory.  Now that school is back in, being on the train for about 2 hours each day means that I can get around 3-4 of these done a day.  Ignoring the fact that I'm becoming a brittle old lady from all of this, I'm hoping this means that I've effectively cut my expected time of completion in half.   We'll see how this really goes in a few weeks...

Go here to see my first hexipuff post and look at how far I've come.

Then there's the fact that all of my plain-colored hexipuffs stand out too much and look so empty. Clearly, the only solution is to embroider some wonderful images on these guys.  Any ideas?
40 hexipuffs made in 25 days.  Not too shabby, eh?

The hexagonal shape of the hexipuffs really seems like it would lend itself well to chemistry allusions.

That one with the mustache on it?   That guy is starting off my collection of mustache hexipuffs.  Should I portmanteau this?  Mustachipuffs?  Hexistaches?

10 August 2012

Beekeeper's Quilt: 10 Hexipuffs.

I finally caved.

For those of you who are perhaps unfamiliar or out-of-touch with the online knitting community, I'd like to momentarily direct your attention here: The Beekeeper's Quilt by Tiny Owl Knits.  The idea is to knit hexagonal-shaped plushie motifs ("hexipuffs"), stitch them together and form a quilt.  I think it's swell. In order to avoid being such an impulse buyer, I let the idea of this project sit on the shelf for a few months, and when I came back to it I was still just as enamored and had to buy the pattern.

Hexipuffs are addictive.  I'm not sure if that's a warning or a testimonial, but whatever the case I'm already up to 10.

An interesting component of the hexipuff quilt is the suggestion to use your scrap sock yarn.  I've never actually knitted any socks before nor have I saved up any sock yarn.  So, clearly this does not apply to me and therefore won't be saving nearly as much money as I theoretically could have been if I were a sock-knitter.  
But I, being the silly person that I am, immediately ran out to buy armfuls of yarn with a sick, sick grin on my face....