Lately the internet has been buzzing about the Beekeepers Quilt by Tiny Owl Knits. Hexipuffs are popping up everywhere.
I will never knit a hexipuff.
There are several reasons, some justified and some are me just being snarky. Mostly, I don’t think I would ever finish the thing. Too many stupid puffs to make. I would get a basket of 20 or maybe even as many as 100, but this would not be enough, and I would just get bored and never finish.
Instead I found this gem: Juggling Hexes by Wendy Harbaugh
Reasons why I love this:
- Crochet is fast
- Even with sock yarn these babies are almost 3″ in diameter making finishing much more of a possibility
- No stuffing
- No seaming/sewing/tying, these are join as you go – I understand that the hexipuffs don’t need to be sewn, however, you still have to go back and join them in the end
- No annoying video associated with it (ok this is just me being snarky)
And so I’ve started. And I’m in love.
So far I have completed 17 hexagons in 2 days. I’m using left over sock yarn scraps as well as handspun yarn scraps. Every hexagon has a memory of a project.
Each hex takes about 20 minutes and uses a very small amount of yarn. I mean to make one, rip it out and see just how much yarn…but I haven’t been able to bring myself to that yet.
And while there is no sewing or joining, there are ends to weave in. I have been very good about stopping after every 5 or so and weaving in the ends quick. Another nice thing about crochet is that its basically self finishing, and so weaving in the ends is super simple.