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Hi everyone, today I'm taking a break from paper crafting to get some work done on what I like to call "The Knitter's Urban Legend", hahaha. It's a project that I was working on about a year ago and it's really neat because you knit the quilt piece by piece by making little "hexipuffs"...but you need somewhere in the neighborhood of 350 of them. So it takes me about 20 minutes or so to make one and I would have sworn I had at least 10 made...turns out I had a whopping 5! I have been getting Jimmy Beans Beanie Bags and I wasn't exactly sure what to do with all my mini-cakes of yarn and this project is perfect! I used my November bag first and was able to knit 5 more hexipuffs already. This project is easy because the Beanie Bag is the perfect sized project bag for this, it's a really portable project. I now have 11 hexipuffs (I made one out of some extra sock yarn I had on hand) and I am going to be knitting through my beanie bags to see how many I can make. I also think this will be a good way to keep me on task with continuing to make hexipuffs. These are a few of the hexipuffs I've made recently.
This is a project that will go on for about a year, or at least several months, I'll update the progress on this every so often and hopefully one day I can start assembling! Happy crafting!
I was able to leave this one in Boiler Country (Purdue WL) last weekend.
Not only did someone get this, but they found me on IG and said thanks and that they loved it! 🎉🎄 Happy Crafting!
I am starting this in the hopes that other people will do it too and we can all spread some joy. I handmake things all the time, from yarn to paper, I'm always creating. I decided this year I would make 1 dozen hand made cards and bag them up with other handmade items and "drop" them as gifts. My hope is that people will find them and be prompted to do the same thing. I did my first one today, so I'll keep everyone posted on how it goes, here's the first drop.
So I learned to knit with both hands a while ago but I had not really tried Fair Isle knitting, so I decided that a simple 2 strand pattern would be my first foray into color work. I have to say it was really interesting to try it and the knitting seemed more fun and more intricate. I used the new Woolspun yarn from Lion Brand and it knits up quick and it feels nice as you're knitting.
I also used a really cool Bernat pom pom that I bought last year, a local Wal-Mart was having this crazy clearance sale and they were $1.97 each, needless to say I bought all the ones they had! :) I really liked this pattern, it was really well written and easy to follow, a perfect beginner pattern for color work. It's called the Ice Cream Hat and you can find it here on a neat blog called Alaska Knit Nat and it was originally inspired by this pattern. I decided to try mine with warmer colors since the winter is coming and the Midwest always delivers sub-zero weather.
I can't wait to give this to someone as this is part of my holiday knitting, I decided to knit up a matching scarf using simple 2x2 ribbing and it will give me an excuse to use some of my favorite straight needles.
Until the next time when I'll be going over the September Paper Pumpkin, happy crafting!