3.19.2013

100 Hexipuffs!



I have 100 "hexipuffs" now complete and I am over a quarter of the way done with my Beekeepers Quilt!



 Getting to 100 took longer than expected for two reasons...


Firstly, I learned that knitting hexipuffs every available minute caused me major shoulder pain and stiffness. I don't know if it was the tiny needles or what, but it got to the point where I could no longer lift my arms without shooting pain in my back, shoulders and arms. 

It was a hard decision.. choosing between hexipuffs and range of motion... but in the end, pain management won out and I had to set aside my wonderful little knitted puffs for a time.

Secondly. I have been SO busy. 
Between releasing Botanical Knits for pre-order and two trade shows in February, I have had little time for personal knitting. I have also started up design work again which I am really excited about.


I plan on continuing on with my Beekeepers Quilt slowly but surely. A little bit here and there.
I am hoping to have it complete before next winter. These "hexipuffs" will make a great, portable little project through the summer months.


29 comments:

mkonieczki said...

I love the photo of hexipuffs spilling over the tops of each other! How wonderful. I'm sure this project will feel like an incredible victory when it's finished.

Pretty Knitty said...

They are beautiful, dahling! Way to go! Mine are killing my hands, too, so I'm trying to take them in small doses...I am up to 70!

Kate Price said...

Congratulations - 100 is awesome

katherinelynn_04 said...

I'm knitting mine on size 5s...probably the first time in my life that I've had to GO UP a size. I couldn't bear to knit them on two dpns as suggested, so I'm using magic loop and feeling no ill effects. I've been doing them for about a week and a half while watching tv and have 36 finished, and am definitely understanding the appeal.

Flo said...

I've got 38 done. Slowly. Surely! It's the best portable project ever. Sometimes I just look in the basket and pet them for my personal entertainment... :D

Merci Granny said...

Those hexipuffs sure are beautiful ! But it seems like so much weaving-in and sewing in the end.
Take care of yourself and your back while finishing this project.

Betsy said...

They're beautiful.

dorothee draft said...

FĂ©licitations !

fortheknitofit said...

Jealous! I think I have 5 or 6 finished at the moment. My kittens keep stealing them, thinking they're great toys. Hopefully I'll get some progress done on them soon!

Suzanne said...

I haven't started mine yet, but can I just say, I love the name "hexipuff"? Love them - They're so cute!

idiosyncraticeye said...

They're so cute! And so much fun. :)

Sandra Baroni said...

Your puffs are great!
I almost there, I knitted 93 until now, and I love do it, but I do not have pain when I knit it.
Good luck!

Sabrina said...

Lovely! I have knit a few, but it's going to take me a lot longer to make as many as I need. But, I'm just wondering how you duplicate stitch the little motifs on them? I tried a few times and it was so fiddly trying to sew inside that tiny little hexipuff. Am I doing something wrong or is it just kind of tricky like that? Thanks!

ABI said...

I don't know what they can be used for, but they're so cool!! :D

Paula Crossen said...

You have to be so careful! I knit a dishcloth with size 3 needles because that's what the pattern said to do. I had to go to physical therapy and they did some kind of patch medicine each time. That didn't work so I had to get a shot of cortizone. That worked. I also don't knit as tightly as I used to!

sweetpea family said...

they are adorable I love the one you have added embroidery to, so clever :)

SClubBethan said...

They are so cute. Going to make an amazing blanket in the end!

Amy Caroline said...

I think that must take an incredible amount of patience. I can't even imagine.

You know it be a cool group project!

It will be so worth it. I can't wait to see your finished project!

knitmidleton said...

I deliberately left the link to your post in my inbox so I would get round to telling you how beautiful your hexipuffs are. I aspire to making the Beekeepers Quilt one day too

ajira said...

What are they for? Just toys for your kiddo? Or ?? Hope you feel better soon. Repetitive stress injuries are absolutely no fun.

pookie said...

can these be knit with worsted wool?? i don't have any fingerling..and really don't want to buy any. i love the concept...the quilt will be just beautiful!!!

Henry Fovargue said...
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Henry Fovargue said...

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KnittyMcPurly said...

I'm so sorry about the shoulder. When pain keeps you from knitting, it's a sad day! The hexipuffs look great though, and I hope your shoulder feels better soon! :)

Anita said...

Very clever idea with the knitted hexies, smart girl.
Cheers, Anita.

Daisy said...

I would love to donate some of my hand dyed minis to your Beekeeper's quilt! Email me & we'll set it up!
Rainchimefiberarts@gmail.com
IG #daisyhays

Daisy said...

Yummm You do beautiful work! I'd love to donate a couple of hand dyed minis to your Beekeeper's quilt! Email me & we can set it up!
Rainchimefiberarts@gmail.com
IG #daisyhays

Debbie Vandorpe said...

these little hexipuffs are really great!
Never seen them before!!

. said...

I just found your blog tonight while I was browsing around for podcasts. Love the blog and the podcasts and just yay!

I love your puffs. I finished a HUGE version of this back in Jan. so I know the slowness of which you speak. I just started in on a second one actually. As slow a process as it is, they are addictive. (Here's mine if you are curious to see it: http://knitmesomething.blogspot.com/2013/01/bee-keeper-part-2.html )

Off to listen to more!