Sunday, August 21, 2011

All of the Cool Kids Are Doing It...



I've always been a good girl.  Sure, who hasn't experimented with sock knitting?  And yes, there was a brief time in college when I was curious about Entrelac.  And... I do admit to crocheting to relax.  But I drew the line there!  Or at least I thought I did.  Until I jumped on Google+ and saw all of the cool kids doing it.. At first, I said to myself, "Absolutely not!  I will not become addicted."  But as I read the posts and saw the pictures, I knew, deep down, I would give in.  So I peeked around the room (no one was home), jumped on Ravelry, and downloaded the Beekeeper's Quilt by Tiny Owl Knits.  That's right, I will be Hexipuffing like the rest of the cool knitsters.  In preparation, I've sorted my sock yarns and contemplated whether I'd make them puffy or unfilled, with lavender essential oil or without.  I've even,  hangs head shamefully,  asked my friends to join in.  Of course, I won't be hexipuffing with DPNs - that's not my style.  It'll be magic loop for me.  After all, it's not the way you do it - the pleasure comes purely from the hexipuffing itself.




the beekeeper's quilt from tinyowlknits on Vimeo.


Stayed tuned.  I'll be keeping a journal of my hexipuffing, sort of a social experiment and awareness campaign.  Tonight may be the night. -My "maiden voyage", if you will, into the world of hexipuffing.  I have a feeling my life will never be the same.  ;)

Pssst, Over here!  Ya, you!! - Don't Hexipuff alone!  There's a Hexipuff-along on the Tiny Owl Knits Ravelry Group.


Photo Credit: The top photo was used with permission from the awesome Knitterbee of one of her Hexipuffs!!  Thanks!! :)


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2 comments:

  1. *hangs head in equal shame* I caved and bought the pattern last night as well. I don't even know how to do the correct cast on or bind off...but I had to have the pattern. (I also have a serious lack of sock yarn...but that can be remedied)

    My boyfriend and I are going to need a new sofa at some soonish date and I think I'm going to make one as an afghan/throw blanket.

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  2. Thank you for sharing this! It is adorable. I can't wait to watch your progress on it, and it may just be my next big project (knee deep in my first shawl right now).

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