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Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Logic says that when you are going to start a sweater in 5 days, and you plan to knit that sweater in one month, you spend the 5 days getting ready to knit that sweater. You print the pattern and mark your size. You read through the pattern and make sure you understand what's going on. You knit a gauge swatch so you know what needles you'll need, wind your yarn, and you get everything ready. You might try to finish up other projects that are already on the needles, like the Knit Something of the Month shawl or the socks you started for your husband four months ago. Under no circumstances should you find a new pattern and fall head over heels in love with it, to the point of buying it, printing it and stash diving for yarn for it. That's what you should do, logically speaking.

Logic and I have never really been on speaking terms.

When the Beekeepers Quilt pattern was mentioned in one of the Camp Loopy threads (I think, but I'm not sure, there are a couple of people doing this for their project 3), I fell in love with it. Never mind the sweater I'm starting next Monday. Never mind the poor Babette laying on the floor of my sewing room, 25% sewn together and the rest just waiting for me. I want to knit hexipuffs! I've even been in the stash to pull yarn - I'm doing it in whites, ivories, almonds, creams, pale beiges, tans, dove grays, pale stone grays, faded driftwood, and any other pale to light neutrals I can find. I'm going to use leftover sock yarn to start with, but I'll have to add more yarns at some point. And just to prove that I haven't completely lost my mind, I haven't started knitting hexipuffs yet, but it's just a matter of time I'm afraid. I'm way too in love with the idea of fluffy, squishy hexipuffs to resist for too much longer. Even the name makes me giggle a little bit. How long can I hold out? We'll see...



Blogger Knitting in Pink said...

Oh why did I have to click on the Beekeeper's quilt" link! It's so gorgeous it jumped in my cart right away. And I have plenty of scraps ; )

10:18 AM  
Blogger Bev said...

Wow! This is amazing. Love to see you do this one. I can't imagine trying to get this done in one month.

3:22 PM  
Anonymous Mady said...

You know, of course, that if you knit the quilt you'll have to get a kitty! This quilt is just made for cats.

9:37 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Hexipuffs! You're right... it does make one giggle. :)

3:16 PM  

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