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Puff ‘n Fluff

One of my favorite things about being out of the city is enjoying all the woodland creatures that inhabit the area around our little house.  On any given Saturday morning, you can sit by my living room window (while knitting, of course) and watch all sorts of squirrels running back and forth between our big tree and our neighbors’ trees.  Those squirrels get up to all sorts of mischief, and they’ve even worn a little squirrel path through the grass in our yard.

But as cute as those squirrels are, they’ve got nothing on the bunnies.  Oh, the bunnies!  I can’t tell you how cute these little brown bunnies are.  I see one or two almost every night as I let Henry out before bed.  They usually scamper about when I open the door, but that just means I get to see their fluffy white tails as they hop away into the darkness.

Speaking of fluffy puffy cuteness, I’ve been quietly working on lots of little hexipuffs for my Beekeeper’s Quilt, and they’re multiplying like…. well, you know.

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Long-Term Project Alert: The Beekeeper’s Quilt

You’ve probably heard of the Beekeeper’s Quilt by now, so forgive me if I’m telling you something you already know. The Beekeeper’s Quilt is one of those patterns that has spread like wildfire across the knitting world these past few months.  It’s a long-term, stash-busting project that is immensely customizable to your own tastes.  Hundreds of soft, fuzzy, cushy hexipuffs sewn together into a cozy, floppy quilt?  Yes, please!

This project has an added bonus of being charming even while laying around the house in its in-progress state, which is a good thing because this is going to be a very long-term project for me.  I started exactly three months ago and I’m only up to 27 puffs, which is yielding about one square foot of quilty goodness.

Its so much fun pulling all the hexipuffs out of their bowl and laying them out to get just a glimpse of what the finished quilt might look like.  It also gives you a chance to consider adding additional colors to the mix, which I’ll be doing very soon.

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