Someone (who shall remain nameless) has gotten me into the habit of trolling the mini skein swaps on Ravelry and looking on Etsy for good selections of mini skeins. Somehow this is much more appealing than breaking into my perfectly good skeins of yarn that are sitting in drawers at home. I haven’t joined any swaps per se, but I have participated in a few destashes. I’m just not willing to commit to skeining up a zillion tiny skeins of yarn and sending them off to a zillion people. I’d rather pay $4 a pop to have someone else do it for me. Does that make me a snob?
I think it might. It certainly makes me a sad person who doesn’t own a swift to make it easier on myself. (sniff, sniff, poor me!)
I haven’t figured out how I want to lay out the hexipuffs yet. A lot of people do the random layout, which is cool. I had originally thought to do this in a Grandmother’s Garden style layout, but now that the recipient has turned out to be a boy, I’m not sure I want a flowery quilt. The other option would be to do a random layout with a tan border. My husband is a fan of this layout as he likes things clearly defined. If this is the case, then I’m definitely going to have to buy some tans and browns to make it work!