Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Work in Progress: The Beekeeper's Quilt

I love to knit, and for a while now I have been looking for a good, long-term project. Something portable, so I could work on it in the car or on the bus, but still substantial, and easy enough to pick up and knit while talking or watching a movie. Finally, I found this: The Beekeeper's Quilt.
photograph from tinyowlknits.com; click on the link above to see
the full pattern and information about the project on her website.
Each hexagon is knitted separately, stuffed with wool batting, and then stitched together, so this is a definite long term project. I started knitting the small hexagons (the designer calls them "hexapuffs," which I think is adorable) two days ago, and they are totally addictive! Here's my progress so far:

I've only knit about a dozen so far, but they all use scrap yarn that I've had lying around the house for a while - I'm excited to finally get around to using some of it! Its perfect for small amounts of yarn that are leftover from other projects. There's a real satisfaction that comes with finishing each one, and I can't wait to make some more. Here's how they look all laid out:

What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. I just started them too. Using sock yarn was just going to take too long. I am using Caron. I have some leftover from a couple of baby blankets. They certainly are addicting! I figure by this time next year I will have a good size throw from these:)


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