Friday, January 13, 2012

FO Friday 69


Hi everyone! I hope you had a great week. I'm happy it's Friday. This week seemed to never end and tomorrow I'm headed to my favorite yarn store with my knitting group to check out a Unique Sheep truck show! I can't wait as it should be a very fun day.

I just wanted to mention that if you're interested in purchasing the new Candy Skein mini set, The Blue Collection, be sure to do so soon. As I typed this, I only had 8 remaining out of 17!

As promised on Wednesday, I have a few hexipuffs to share that I made this week. I made a few back in December, but in the last few days I've been addicted to making these little guys. I thought I would also show you what they look like in my jar that I showed you awhile ago, now that I have a few more.

For those of you who haven't heard about the hexipuff craze, thousands of people are making the Beekeeper's Quilt by Tiny Owl Knits. At first I thought the craze was silly, until I started making them and now I can't stop. Right now I don't plan on making a quilt, as that's just too much to think about, but I'm keeping them in a jar as a pretty colorful addition to my family room.




From top left: Candy Skein Yummy fingering Royal Rock Candy, Party Punch, Blackberry, Lemon Lime, Banana


Looking at all my puffs in the jar, I realized there was one other one you haven't seen, but I may be making it again anyway because my first three are way smaller than my newest. The newest are coming in closer to the pattern's gauge, where my first few were coming in at about 2.5" from point to point.

That's it for me. Have a great weekend!

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38 comments:

  1. I admire anyone that can make a beekeepers quilt. I really dislike making things more than once, so the thought of making 100's of hexipuffs sends a shiver down my spine. It's bad enough that I'm having to make 2 socks haha!

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    1. Even scarier, most people making a quilt are making close to 1,000!!!! Funny enough, I thought I would be tired of making them as well, but I'm not! For some reason, it's so quick and easy, it's not boring.

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  2. They look so cute in the little jar :)

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  3. They look soo cute and adorable.

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    1. Aren't they weirdly adorable? I love just squishing them!

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  4. I do love the look of hexipuffes, but I know that it would lead to my doom if I started knitting them. I'll save my hexagons for my sewn projects, it's quicker!

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    1. Good point! They don't take too long to knit them. I'm getting faster and it takes me about 40 minutes to finish, except the closing part. I usually safety pin them to hold the live stitches, then when I have a few to close, I do them in a row. The great thing is to get rid of all the little scraps of sock yarn!

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  5. Your puffs are so cute! I love all the colors.

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  6. Aww man, I haven't been sucked into this craze but every time I see them, I think how cute they are! Might just have to do it....

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    1. Uh oh, that's how it started for me! Be aware, be VERY aware!

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  7. I need to do a few hexipuffs but I'm afraid of the easy addiction!!

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    1. They are addicting. The great thing is to be able to finish something so quickly when your other WIPs are annoying.

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  8. They are pretty in the jar! The color is lovely

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  9. Great colours. They'll certainly add happiness to a room :)

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    1. I agree! I figured my husband has enough tiki items around the room, I need to start balancing them with knitting items!

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  10. I love that you put the puffs in a jar. I saw those other places and had no idea how to use them but the jar idea is adorable.

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    1. Aww, thank you! It's perfect, as I can stare at them whenever I want. I got the jar REALLY cheap at Ikea, and the great thing is, it has a clamped lid so I don't have to worry about dust/animal fur getting into it.

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  11. What a brilliant way to show off your brilliant yarn colors! They look fabulous.

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    1. Thank you! It's very rewarding staring at them. I take a few out every once in awhile just to squish them!

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  12. They are colorful in a jar. Finally I find out what they're suppose to be used for. I can't tell you the number of times I've asked people when I see them on their blogs. No one has ever responded and so I kept wondering what they would be used for. I can't imagine making a quilt out of them; but I like them in the jar for a colorful eye catching room decoration. I keep thinking how heavy a quilt would be made from them....then again maybe it's these darn hot flashes. lol

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    1. You know, I linked to the pattern thinking of you! I knew you had asked previously and wasn't sure if anyone had gotten back to you. :)

      As far as the heat, I'm sure it would be extremely hot! I know some people aren't stuffing them for that very reason.

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  13. Beautiful! I am making hexipuffs but I'm not sure about the quilt idea, either. I'm keeping them in a big basket where me and my son take them out and sort them by color and squish them. (he's 1 and a half, and he absolutely loves them)
    Glad to see mr linky alive again, too. :D

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    1. Thank you! Aren't they so fun to just squish! It's almost comforting, as silly as that sounds.

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    2. Oh I remember the 1.5 stage - squishing hexagons with your little one must be so fun. I can hear the squeel of delight.

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  14. Your hexipuffs are so cute! I love the colors, and they look so nice in the jar. Have a great time with your knitting group this weekend!

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  15. Loving the 'puffs! That jar will be filled in no time at all :)

    (And how did you get the REPLY thing on your blog please???)

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  16. Oh my those are tiny - Just went to ravelry to see the pattern - that is an insane amount of work but what a great heirloom.
    I like seeing them in jar - what a cool idea.

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  17. Love your little puffs and just bought the blue mini candy skein set, I can't wait for it to arrive! I might have to start making puffs!

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    1. How funny, I posted hexipuffs today too. I like the variety in colors of your puffs, especially that green one.

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  19. Love the colors of your hexipuffs! I had to put mine aside during the holidays. I couldn't imagine a whole quilt, so I'm planning a cushion for the desk chair.

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  20. Love the idea of the jar. Recently, I saw the pattern for sale in a Annie's Attic catalog.

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  21. Very cute, i love the idea of putting them in a jar!

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