Having so many challenging projects on the needles, I decided to pull out my old hexipuff project and knit up a few.
I forgot what fun little knits these are! I’m really enjoying seeing how the different yarn knits up. I really like the variegated puffs, though the orange and purple made from self-striping isn’t the best.
I’ve also discovered that my skeins of Socks that Rock make a slightly larger puff. I’m not worrying about it too much right now. I’m about to have a lot more STR leftovers, though, so maybe I’ll make an entire STR puff blanket.
I’ve decided to stop stuffing my puffs, so I’m actually making hexiflats, and I’ve decided I like them better this way. Someone I follow on Instagram is doing a hexipuff-a-day project and I could totally get into doing that. (Well, maybe 7 puffs-in-a-week, rather than the daily thing.)
Before I started knitting them up again, I reread my Hexipuff Tips post to remember how exactly I do them. It sure is handy to have a record of things like that!
Rockin’ Sock Club 2015
I will soon have a lot more sock leftovers due to the fact that I bit the bullet and signed up for the Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rockin’ Sock Club 2015. I’ve never been a member of this club before, but I’m so excited. I really love Socks That Rock yarn and I’m looking forward to having more of it in my stash.
I’m also thinking it will be a good compliment to the Cookie A club — since those patterns are so challenging, it’ll be nice to have something simple and colorful on the needles, too.
Well, no sooner had I signed up than I got an email that my shipment was on its way. Since I’m pretty local to BMFA, I should be getting my package soon!
Last night I took the kids out for one of our favorite weekend night activities — dinner and Powell’s. There was a wait at the restaurant, so Powell’s came first this time and we each got a book. This is what happened at dinner.
I was hoping to enjoy a little conversation with my two independent teens, but our books were new and fascinating.
I even purchased myself a book, thanks to a little blurb I heard on the Knitting Pipeline podcast.
I’ve just started it, but I’m looking forward to learning more and getting my little house in order. I’ve heard so many people talk about this book — it’s got to be good.
I’m off to prepare for a busy week while I grieve over the Seahawks devastating Super Bowl loss. Why the heck did they throw the ball?!
I’ll leave you with a little picture of January in Portland.