A few months ago I succumbed to peer pressure and purchased the ubiquitous Beekeeper's Quilt pattern... and my sock yarn leftovers are slowly dwindling down... which is a great thing! I have about 60 puffs at this point, and my goal is somewhere around 500. Admittedly, I fell off of the bandwagon for about a month and a half, and did a total of about 6 puffs for that month.
|ShiBui, Knitted Wit, and Koigu are just a few!|
Now, with a semi-renewed zeal for the project, I've been doing about a puff a day (sometimes more), but at least one. I would love to have this done for Christmas, but I'm not going to hold myself to that, merely due to winter craft show and gift making season.
I have used everything from ShiBui Sock and Staccato, Knitted Wit's Bling, some leftover Sanguine Gryphon from Sock Summit, to cheaper stuff like Patons Kroy and Lion Brand sock... Slowly but surely, I'm getting there! I like the portability of this particular project, and it makes for great “Wait for the kids to get out of school while sitting in the pick up line” knitting. I just have to remember to bring the mini fiberfill bag with me. Why yes, I do have a little fiberfill bag... you don't?
I don't want to assemble anything until I have all of the puffs done, and I'm thinking that a Space bag or two may be necessary to complete this particular project. Because I'm using so much random yarn, some of them definitely have more puffs of a yarn colorway than others do. I really don't want the same ones to be close to each other, so I'm thinking waiting is the only way I'm going to be able to go on this.
I'm looking forward to having this one done, but in the meantime, it's perfect mindless TV knitting. I can get a puff done in about half an hour, depending on interruptions, and I have plenty of yarn waiting in the wings to be used!