Well, that was quite a break! There’s so much crafting to catch you up on. The fractious fair-isle jumper is complete. The hexipuff quilt is taking shape. I’ve made mittens, socks, hats, scarves and blankets. So, there’s probably going to be quite a bit of show and tell over the next few posts.
Here’s where the quilt is at:
I tried laying out the puffs with all the colours mottled together…
Which looked gorgeous! But I found it hard to disperse colours evenly.
So I tried putting them into little clusters of like colours like this…
It makes them easier to put together and means I can join them as I go. This way I don’t have to wait until the very last puff to see how much I have of each colour and disperse them evenly throughout the quilt
It’s safe to say the quilt is going well. Slowly though, as I only just broke the 200 puff mark earlier this week. (Summer here is brutal and not ideal for hexipuffing!)
Here’s the Ravelry page for it all.
And just for a wee bit more eye-candy, here are some of the yarns…
Next time I can catch you up on my winter knits from last year. I made a bunch of things for my chilly travels to Europe which I’m pretty proud of :’) I also bought some lovely Shetland wool from the undeniably lovely Kathy’s Knits in Edinburgh and used it to make a traditional fair-isle tam on the teensiest needles imaginable.
You must hold me to that promise so I don’t neglect this blog for so long again!
Much appreciation to those of you who used to follow this blog, and I hope I continue to post things that interest you again.
Over and out.