Saturday, November 10, 2012

on the needles: busy bee blanket

Happy Saturday!
I've been knitting away on my busy bee blanket, and I'm up to 52 hexipuffs.

beekeeper's quilt hexipuffs
it's growing!  I've knitted three more hexipuffs since I took this picture yesterday.
beekeeper's quilt hexipuffs
Since it's my busy bee blanket, I naturally needed to make a bee puff!  It's one of my favorites so far.
The little guy on the left is going to be a gnome, I just need to get tiny black beads for his eyes.

beekeeper's quilt hexipuffs
And a fox puff!  I love the little black tips on his ears, and his shiny eyes.

I hope you're having a wonderful  autumn weekend!  It's chilly and gray here, so I'm going to curl up with a cup of tea and some knitting and a good book.


13 comments:

  1. Love love love your hexies Julie Rose! I especially love the fox and the little gnome :) would love to be able to knit.
    Victoria xx

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    1. Aw, thank you so much, Victoria! This is a super-easy project, just in case you do ever want to give knitting a try. :)

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    2. Ooooh, actually, I just remembered-- there is a crochet version of this pattern! It's at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-apiary-puff. Yay for inter-craft translations! :)

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  2. Ahhhh! The fox is so, so adorable! I love the color you picked for his fur, it is perfect! This is going to be an extraordinary blanket.

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    1. Thank you so much! I think he might be my favorite (shhhh, don't tell the others!). I love adding each new puff to my bag of puffs and knowing I'm one step closer to the cuddliest blanket ever.

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  3. gorgeous! I love your hexipuffs and will enjoy watching this grow!
    X

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words, miss Alice!

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  4. awww, the fox is the cutest!!! I always admire people who have the patience to knit blankets. Can't wait for the next update :)

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    1. Yaaaay, I'm so glad you're enjoying watching the process! This blanket is such a fun one because it feels like I'm finishing a project every half-hour or so, instead of having thousand-stitch rows. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  5. Aww that little fox! :) I started one of these blankets a while ago, and decided not to stuff the puffs, as I thought that would be too warm. What do you think of the stuffing now that you're a good chunk into it?

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    1. Thank you so much for the comment! I actually love the puffs stuffed-- it's like a knitted comforter! Of course, if it's too warm for a comforter where you are, it might not be the best option. I do tend to get chilly, so it works for me, but there are some gorgeous hexiflat blankets on Ravelry, too!

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