WIP Wednesday: Beekeeper’s Quilt Hexipuffs

Having finished my most recent pair of socks, that meant it was time to put in a bit more effort on my long-term project, the Beekeeper’s Quilt~! I loved this pattern from the moment I saw the pictures for it–and I know I am not alone. It has a pretty devoted following and seems to enchant additional knitters every day!

There are a lot of different ways to make this quilt. Some people stuff their hexipuffs. Some use fiberfill, others wool, and others yarn scraps… Some people leave them flat. Some make them single-sided. Some decorate them with embroidery or intarsia or stranded colourwork. Some buy mini-skeins dedicated for hexipuffs. Others use only scrap yarn. Some people trade mini-skeins to increase variety. Some follow the puff directions as written; others modify cast on, cast off, increases, or decreases. Some use sock yarn. Others use heavier- or lighter-weight yarn. There is no one “right” way to make this blanket.

Continue reading

30 Days of Knitting: Day 3

Day 3: Do you have any other WIPs (works in progress)?

Besides the socks, my only other WIP is my ongoing project: the Beekeeper’s Quilt. I really love the patterns that Tiny Owl Knits releases~ ♥


These use up some leftovers from the two most recently finished pairs of socks I’ve made. I like the contrast more than I thought I would.

I know that it’s rather unusual to not have a bevy of projects in progress at any given time, but with some rare exceptions I am a single-project knitter. I like to have everything finished, and I don’t like to jump back and forth from project to project. It works for quite a lot of people, but makes me feel stressed and unmotivated. Continue reading