Here’s a quick Saturday morning update. I’ve only made 4 hexipuffs so far for the BeeKeeper’s quilt. They’re quite adorable, and I really need to be more disciplined and try to make at least one a day, or this quilt may take 20 years to finish! Each one takes me about an hour, although I think I’m getting faster. My friend Maiya came to visit last weekend and she fell in love with the quilt and she’s now going to make it too. And the best part about that is she bought 2 skeins of my yarn (Atlantic and Pacific) and she ordered 2 more from me which I have to start dyeing today (she wanted two different yellows, and I sold my only yellow skein.) That makes 6 skeins sold so far!!
The second project I’m knitting is another Gaptastic cowl for my friend’s wife.
He asked for one in red to give to her for Valentine’s day. What a perfect gift! (It’s my second commissioned project!) I went to the local yarn store to buy the yarn and I picked out Baby Alpaca. She won’t be able to wash it very easily, as Baby Alpaca has to be VERY gently washed by hand and air dried, but Alpaca is not itchy, and warmer than wool, and it feels like heaven! It’s so luxurious! I’m falling in love with Baby Alpaca, and I bought 4 skeins of it to dye. The problem is, I kinda want to keep it instead of selling it. Anyway, I’m more than 2/3rds done with it and it should be completed within a couple more days.
That’s all for now folks! It’s a snowy morning, and I should really get off this computer and take a shower and start dyeing a yellow skein of yarn. I will leave you with a picture of two cuties, because blogs are more fun with pictures. Here’s Emmet and his buddy Cooper at the Seacoast Science Center last weekend.
Have a great day everyone!
01.21.12 at 5:34 pm
Love those little puffs! I might just break down and start making some myself – like I need another project. LOL
01.22.12 at 12:50 am
You should! It will be a Knit Along!
01.22.12 at 10:03 pm
I raised bees with my aunt and uncle and I love the quilt – it is very ambitious of you – I would embroider a few small bees someplace …. and I might use a little metallic gold thread on the bees’ bodies….. cheers to you Danielle!!!
01.23.12 at 3:34 pm
Tricia, the bee idea sounds perfect! I bet I can find a little knitted bee pattern to knit on a few of them. Now you’ve got me thinking. And you raised bees? You are a brave girl.
02.2.12 at 10:24 pm
It may be thee Beekeeper’s Quilt, but make it “Danielle’s Beekeeper Quilt” and there will be none other. I miss raising bees it was such peaceful work and you really cannot get any closer to nature – we would be hungry without the bees. They are very calming to me. I only eat local Raw Honey – ever since I was young. It is a cure all, and delicious! All your work is absolutely beautiful, because you put your whole heart and all your ambition and innovation into everything you do. I see all the beauty in you, in your work and, when I look at pictures of you…..