Latest Projects…

This post is going to be a big dump of everything I’ve been working on recently.  None of them are my original patterns, so I won’t be putting them in the pattern section, but of course I’ll link you guys to the originals!  In this post I have the Beekeeper’s Quilt, Maile Sweater, and Grrlfriend Market Bag.

I’m in the process of making the Beekeeper’s Quilt for myself but have taken a small break to finish my summer requests.  I have about 70 “hexipuffs” so far!  only approximately 430 to go…

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They are so much fun to play with though.  So squishy!  My favorite yarn to use so far has been the Manos Del Uruguay.  It’s a merino that just gets softer and softer the more you work with it.  They make for an excellent, and extremely portable little project.  I rarely go anywhere without my notions for these little guys. I’ve gotten to the point where I can make these in 30 minutes, so if you’re a student like me, you can make these during lecture.  Most airlines allow knitting needles, so they also make for a good mindless plane project, too.

I made the Maile Sweater for one of my supervisors’ baby who is I think about 7 or 8 months old.  This wasn’t a request, it was just a gift because she was away from work for a while.  It fit the baby perfectly!  I wish I had pictures of the baby wearing it, but you’ll just have to trust me – it is ADORABLE.  The pattern itself is a little bit confusing, but I’m sure if you sat down and figured it out instead of stressing about finals like I did, it won’t be.

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Finally, the Grrlfriend Market Bag.

It’s a fun, quick knit that allows you to do a little bit of improvising.  I knit this up in literally a couple of days using a cotton and linen blend.  I’m using it as my “finished project” bag so I don’t have a bunch of projects just hanging out around my room.

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Sorry for the bad picture – it was taken late at night and my overhead light was the best I had.

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