Sunday, 13 May 2012

Beekeeper

My health is screwy lately, so while I am trying to update semi regularly I'm a bit slow at the moment
My goodness, the new Blogger layout is awful isn't it? ...

On a less boring note I have been making the Beekeepers' Quilt by Tiny Owl Knits! I have only done about 65 pieces so far, which is..... erm... quite some way off from completion (I think the required number to finish it was a couple of hundred...)

I kinda like the way it looks at this weird angle!

If you are making one, I really recommend laying it out periodically. I found my colour balance was going way off through a seemingly compulsive and abiding fondness for blue, brown, and forest green :D   I need to get more purples for a start to balance it out.

As for yarn- the pattern recommends sock yarn which is great, but beware of self-striping- it tends to make big blocks of colour which is fine if you like abstracts but looks a bit silly after a while. However experimenting is super if you like an accidental  bit of serendipity. I really like striping a dark colour against a variegated yarn, it breaks up the starkness of the colour changes.

I'm embroidering some of the charts made by various TOK ravelry groups.

 Foxgloves!

Well, I *hope* this one is obvious...

This one is pretty wonky. I'm not that good at duplicate stitch, heh...

Write and read comments:

Sarah {The Student Knitter} said...

oh man! I have a few of these around somewhere. lol I figure it'll be 2015 by the time I have a baby blanket's worth. lol

LadyLazarus said...

Bahaha, I know the feeling......I actuallu decided to start one for my eighty-five year old granmother too. I can't imagine what I was thinking, lol....

Nadia said...

Good progress so far! I just counted 80 of my own hexipuffs so I have also got a long way to go. My quilt is meant to fit on a king size bed. :-o

Love the hexipuff with the swan!

Nadia said...

Another fellow beekeeper/quilter! Love the swan hexipuff there. I've only got 80 hexipuffs at the moment so it will take ages to finish. I'm not planning a certain colour combination and will just add whatever I happen to have in the way of sock yarn. Enjoy the knit!

LadyLazarus said...

80! That is an amazing number, it a king size quilt will look gorgeous. It will be worth it!