I don’t know what made this project pop into my head this weekend. I was working on the Pull Gaspard and something made me think of the Beekeeper’s Quilt. I’ve read about these addictive little hexapuffs on various blog posts, and I’ve seen them on Instagram, but I thought I would never aspire to make such a blanket because it would take so long and would have so much finishing.
I guess I changed my mind.
This really has very little finishing because both ends of the puff are tucked inside. The author of the pattern suggests working on hexapuffs for a year while you’re waiting for things and see where that gets you. I’m not going to set a specific goal on this one. I’m just going to make a puff here and there and see what happens. I made those over the weekend when I got tired of baby sweater sleeves.
A lot of my leftover sock yarn doesn’t really coordinate, but I’m just going to trust that if I make enough puffs they will somehow all look magnificent together. I’ve never knitted a blanket. It seems like a huge undertaking. I’ve wanted to make a Barn Raising Quilt out of my stash of Koigu for years now, but I have a hard time knitting it at all (because I love it too much) and I loathe the idea of all that finishing. The hexapuffs are put together without much seaming, making this a more attractive project, and I can also use up scraps if I don’t want to break into a new skein of something. Plus, a puff is really fairly quick to make. I made 5 on Saturday because I kept thinking, “Just one more….” And they’re CUTE!