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!
2 thoughts on “Beekeepers Quilt”
It looks great! I like the idea of having a tan border around all of it to kind of anchor down the random color arrangement in the middle. Good thinkin’ A 🙂 I might have some tan laying around I could send to you if you want it. Not really fitting into my color scheme.
Are you close to finishing this? Troy and I were just wondering yesterday and I figured I’d better check in since I promised you some purple & haven’t sent it yet!
I’m pretty sure I know who the nameless person is who got you hooked on mini forums. She would come over here and defend herself, but she’s too busy looking for more swaps to join 😉
Ha! Yep, I think you know this nameless person too! 🙂 I am maybe halfway done with the blanket. I’d like to have it done by mid June for the baptism. I need to buckle down and get some puffs done.