Sunday, November 25, 2012

on the needles: busy bee blanket

Hello, and happy Sunday!

beekeeper's quilt hexipuffs busy bee blanket knit
I'm still knitting away on my busy bee blanket-- I'm up to 77 puffs!

beekeeper's quilt hexipuffs busy bee blanket knit
Here's one of my favorite little clusters.

beekeeper's quilt hexipuffs busy bee blanket knit
I just made this strawberry puff yesterday-- The seeds are actually tiny seed beads.  It's one of my favorites so far!

beekeeper's quilt hexipuffs busy bee blanket knit
These striped puffs are the colorful single-ply left over from this yarn, navajo plied (3-plied with itself).  

beekeeper's quilt hexipuffs busy bee blanket knit
And here's the whole blanket so far!  
It's about 19" by 22" at the moment, and I think I'm going to start joining the hexipuffs together when it's about three times as long and twice as wide.  I still have a long way to go on it, especially since I'm not planning on knitting exclusively on the blanket for the entire time.  But the process is just as fun as the finished blanket will be.

beekeeper's quilt hexipuffs busy bee blanket knit
I hope you're having a wonderful day-- It's snowing here!  Yay!


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12 comments:

  1. I'm so amazed at how quickly this blanket is growing. I also love the fun little detailed puffs that you throw in every once in a white, they make it even more beautiful. Do you plan them out or do they just happen?

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words! It is really flying-- I love knitting the puffs and tossing them into their bag! The embroidered puffs are duplicate stitched using charts on the Tiny Owl Knits Ravelry group, but I just do one when the urge strikes me. :)

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  2. I love your puffs! The colours go so well together! :)

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    1. Thanks so much! I love arranging the puffs and playing aroung with different color combinations.

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  3. These look so amazing and you are totally to blame for the fact that I've had to buy the pattern!

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    1. Eeeep, thank you! It is such a fun project-- you won't regret starting it, I'm sure! :)

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  4. Oh my goodness it is looking amazing! I love the strawberry too and the stripey ones mixed in, a feast for the eyes!

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    1. Thank you so much, Alice! You're making me blush! I'm getting antsy to start joining the hexipuffs together-- even though at the moment it would be less of a blanket and more of a large placemat size. :P

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  5. Gorgeous puffs! I'm working on the blanket too so this post is very inspiring!

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    1. Thanks so much, Kelsey! I'm so glad you commented, your blog is adorable-- as is your new kitty Boris! Yay!

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