Hexi Puffs at 10%

I’ve reached the 10% mark with my Hexi Puffs. In fact, I’ve exceeded it. This seems like a milestone, so time to show progress.

I’ve also used up all my left over sock yarn and the little 10g balls that came with the kit. I dug out a cone of blue 4 ply, but I’m restricting the number I make using this cone. My beekeeper quilt would turn out darker than I intended. I’ve only given myself a few rules in the making of this quilt. The wool must be mostly pure wool, the majority hexi puffs must be variegated and I need to knit at least one a day. So far so good.

I’m keen to keep the cost down. With this in mind, I frogged a sock.  Before images of children with cold, bare feet come to mind, I should explain. Sorting through socks this weekend, I found one lonely pair of socks, that no longer fitted any feet in our house.  I knitted this pair about three years ago and they were loved. What to do with them now? Hmm. I need more 4 ply variegated  yarn and the yarn fitted the bill, so I frogged the first one. In my enthusiasm, I knitted up the first hexi puff using the reclaimed wool. Mistake. When will I learn. It is too crinkly. The rest of the yarn is now being carefully straightened on my niddy-noddy.

I’ll keep the little crinkly hexi puff as a reminder. Couldn’t resist laying them all out to see how big 10% looks. I need more purple and red I think. I thought I might like to knit something else as a break, but it turns out that I don’t. I was soon drawn back to the pesky hexis!

So on I go. I love seeing them in this bag. Really very colourful on a wet, windy day. Let’s see how long the next 10% take to knit.


4 thoughts on “Hexi Puffs at 10%

  • Wednesday 30 January, 2013 at 12:29 am

    well i vote it’s a big milestone! yay!
    and they all look so fun in a big pile like that.

    my big question about the hexipuff is this – how do you join them together?

    • Wednesday 30 January, 2013 at 9:43 am

      I’ve not reached the stage yet, but reading ahead, it seems to require two sewing stitches to join the corners, leaving the sides unattached. Proof will be in the pudding, as they say!

  • Thursday 31 January, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    They look fun ..are hey like mini little stuffed cushions? (I’m all behind on blog reading and missed that bit..oops)

    • Thursday 31 January, 2013 at 11:59 pm

      I guess they do look like little cushions. Not much use on an individual basis. Much better en masse. 😀

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