It’s been a while since I blogged about knitting or crochet, and in the absence of any recent bookbinding (thanks to being on holiday for a week!) it’s about time I did a knitting catch up.
At the beginning of April last year I started work on the Beekeeper’s Quilt and was making pretty good progress as, just seven weeks on, I hit the hundred mark. Progress sadly stalled a bit after that as I got distracted by other projects, and although I’d managed to knit a total of 160 hexipuffs by mid-October I didn’t really do much after that (although I did have a short surge of productivity in early December, when I got some new yarn…)
Last week, after I got back from the seaside, I had the urge to get knitting again. I’m not sure what brought it on, but I’ve been knitting like fury since then and now have 178 hexipuffs… and as that’s almost half way I thought it was about time I laid all the ‘puffs out to see how they look so far.
Looking pretty good, eh? The random ‘puffs knitted with scraps of Noro fit in well with the main colours, and I think the whole lot is broken up nicely by the flower puffs (some of which are still plain cream at the moment – I’m waiting for the right mood to strike and then I’ll spend an evening working on those!).
So, almost halfway there, and if I still intend to complete the quilt within a year then I need to get a move on! Can I knit around 200 hexipuffs between now and the start of April? I’m not sure if I can, as that would mean making something like thirty ‘puffs a week… hmm… quite a challenge, wish me luck!
Update: if you’d like to see the finished quilt then click here!