I’ve struggled with what to do with all my leftover sock yarn. Each pair of socks results in smallish balls of lovely scrap, and it didn’t take long for me to develop a pretty major stash. I’ve made newborn hats and contemplated wild striped socks, but I’ve never found a really satisfying use for these leftovers. To add to the urgency, we’re looking for a house, and the upcoming move has motivated me to deal with every bit of clutter that I will otherwise have to eventually pack up and move.
So imagine my delight when I came upon this gorgeous Tiny Owl Knits pattern, The Beekeeper’s Quilt. It’s a pretty popular pattern with over 5000 projects on ravelry, and at least 5 how-to videos on youtube.
The pattern reccommends 384 of these tiny little “hexipuffs” for a full size quilt, so I may be working on this one for the forseeable future. However, each little puff knits up in less than an hour, so they’re perfect in between projects. So far I have 5 puffs (or 1.3% of a full size blanket!), but I’ll keep you posted as I work my way through my stash. I’ve made
hexipuffs with ONline suppersocke (from my Wedge socks), white Dream in Colour Starry, and pink and black madelinetosh merino (from my Hederas, and the Monas I made for my husband at Christmas), and they all look lovely. I’m so happy to be converting clutter into something beautiful for our new home, what a great pattern!