In the background and since the completion of my Barn Raising Quilt, I’ve been working on my Beware My Wit Bees again. It’s kind of amazing how quickly things accumulate when you’re not really paying attention.
These are Hexapuffs 554-790.
Yes, I have made 237 hexapuffs this summer. Mostly without even noticing.
Since I was photographing so many I thought I’d pull out the rest of the brood. Here are the new 237 posing with all of the other un-crocheted hexapuffs.
And here are the hexapuffs I’ve joined in islands of ten.
I am getting really close, and starting to think that while it remains extremely unlikely that I’ll finish by my birthday, it is no longer impossible. People keep asking me how many I want to do and how big it will be – my back-of-the-envelope calculation, based on the measurement of the connected hexapuffs, is that 1000 hexies with crochet connections will be about 68″ square. That is, of course, ballpark. Why do I want to do 1000? I don’t know. Seems like a nice round number.
The only thing holding me back at this point is that I’m out of STR scraps, which is my favorite hexapuffing yarn. This has manifested itself in a huge uptick of sock knitting around here, but that’s about to stop too as the new challenge for The Fiber Factor goes up tomorrow, and then I’ll be all-work for the next two weeks. And actually, I have work lined up for after as well, so I may be all-work for many many weeks. That is my preferred state though, so I’m well pleased with it.
And I’m well pleased with my Beekeeper’s Quilt, too!