Friday, 3 January 2014

The beekeeper’s quilt


A new year, a new moon a new project. 

I've been hankering for just something little to do as all my "in progress" projects are up to needing brain power.


My flower hexi quilt needs more brain power to finish and it is more a winter project to sit underneath it and sew the last little corner together.- nearly there maybe winter 2014 it will get finished?


So I was over the moon when I found Tiny Owl Knits and The Beekeeper's quilt made up of knitted honeycomb hexipuffs.. And what I love about them is they are 80% mindless. A bit like making flower hexis - lets one feel in a meditative state while knitting or sewing away. Perfect for just those snippets of time you wanna just sit outside and enjoy your cuppa while you steal a few minutes for yourself.

The Beekeepers' Quilt pattern can be purchased via raverly (I'm new to raverly so don't really know what I am doing)

photo from pinterest

My beekeepers project is  a cushion to go with my flower quilt.


I fell in love with the Monet type wool which is  Koigu - every skein is painted by hand.  



Close up of Monet

Monet - pure JOY!


Just think I will have my very own Monet bee keepers cushion.



As I have no sock wool sash I'm buying the wool. Abbey found for me Koigu KPPPM sock yarn MINI skeins. Mini meaning there is 25 yards in each skein enough to make 2 hexipuffs in each skein.

Etzy designer Chiagu is pulling together 20 skeins for me.
I sure love the feeling one gets when a new project is planned and started. SMILE

Books..

And as I'm linking up to Yarn Along (I have a terribly soft spot for their daughter Beatrix) which shares weekly what you are knitting and reading. I'm listening on audio Vera by Elizabeth Von Arnim - not that I've had much time but enjoying it so far.

Linking up to Yarnalong.

25 comments:

  1. my good friend and fellow craft bee member, Dil, has just started this project She is using sock wool, which is all random and pastelly, she is totally in love with the effect. I shall take some pics next week and put them on my blog. You must finish your hexies! I was looking at your quilt, thinking, I wish we were neighbours I would love to finish it for you. What is it about other peoples UFO's? some of my favourite quilts had been started by other people !

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    1. Oh cool I look forward to seeing Di's hexipuffs. I have no wool stash so I get to buy yippie. I will finish my hexi quilt do not worry - taking on study over winter in 2013 meant I got nothing done. But in the swing of a new rhythm with study in my life this winter hopefully I can snuggle up under it and finish it. Too hot to do in summer
      Love Leanne

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  2. I never thought of using wool to quilt, how cute this is!

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    1. I thought it was cute too. My good friend rang me and told me I was CRAZY LOL

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  3. I have this pattern too and would love to play with it this winter. It does look like fun doesn't it? Your hexies are looking great - you are so close....!

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    1. YEA look forward to playing with you! I wonder if there are any other people starting it this year. I hope my hexi flower quilt will be finished this year SMILE. Hay I must share with you what a shop in the USA is doing Abbey has just signed up and is in a 2014 yarnathon at Eat,Sleep, Knit http://eatsleepknit.com/cshop/yarnathon/, She is in the octopurls team. http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/eatsleepknitters/2757505/. I tell you it is awesomely fun marketing. Love Leanne

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  4. You are so close to finishing..Yes, I find completing projects a real challenge. Starting a new one is much more fun!
    Have fun with your new project!

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    1. I like starting and finishing - anything LOL

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  5. Yes, that looks like the sort of project for when one is too tired to think too hard about what one is doing but wants to keep ones hands busy. I imagine it is light and warm and soft. What are you using as stuffing?
    I think it could be a lovely way to make a cot quilt.

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    1. YES I just want something to do at evenings or sitting outside that will give my brain a rest (I am resting it now in between study SMILE) This little cushion will be perfect. I'm not sure what to stuff it with any suggestions? As there are no grandbabies on the horizon I will NOT be making it for the granddog Stella.
      Love Leanne

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  6. I like your puffy one! I started a blanket for my friend Reka the other day -- 18 ply on circular needles in January, I must be completely mad.

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    1. Oh my that will knit up fast. Abbey has nearly finished her Jo Sharp cardy it looks very pretty. She has just signed up and is in a 2014 yarnathon at Eat,Sleep, Knit http://eatsleepknit.com/cshop/yarnathon/, She is in the octopurls team. http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/eatsleepknitters/2757505/. I tell you it is awesomely fun marketing. Love Leanne

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  7. Love the knitted hexie quilt! Such texture! Your Hexie quilt is nearly finished......you can do it!

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    1. Yes the knitted hexies look fun don't they. Summer is not the time to have a quilt on you to work with more a winter task me thinks, Love Leanne

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  8. What a pretty quilt concept, and I'm sure it will be very warm.

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    1. I bet the wool hexi quilt would be warm Im just going to make a cushion, A small summer project

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  9. It looks like a great project. I love all the colors. :) Kit

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    1. The Monet wool made me decide it looks darling!
      Love Leanne

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  10. love all of those puffs and the yarns that created them. I bet each puff has a memory of what you made for a special person!!

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    1. The knitted hexi puffs are a new project I'm taking on - just a cushion as I'm not a knitter I have no stash so buying wool for the project. The cushion will sit on our bed and hopefully match/go with the hexi quilt I've nearly got finished.
      Love Leanne

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  11. Happy New Year Leanne, I love the new year/new moon project, thanks for all the links..... I will watch yours grow with interest...

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  12. Your beekeeper's quilt is awesome! I need to knit more so I can have more scraps to make one! ;0)

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  14. Do you sell the Bee keepers quilt? kellyanvari@gmail.com

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  15. I have started knitting this quilt to and just found your blog. My first thoughts were oh that is a very charming house it looks like it is a New Zealand house. I was right I live here to. Thanks for sharing where you get Koigu I was thinking it must be Japanese (not sure thou). I have been using Opal and happy feet.

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