Most of us like our take-along projects (we're nodding, right?) & I was looking to have something other than my usual this-will-be-a-scarf-present project w/me. Between a sweet KR Retreat pal who sent me her left-over sock yarns, a bit of my own & the Stash Lounge at this year's Retreat, I have enuf to start a project.
Have you done a sock blanket or a beekeeper's quilt & what would you like me to know about them? What floated your boat & what to know before I begin? Anyone done the beekeeper one w/out stuffing?
I like just knitting straight garter stitch lengths and adding new colors as I come to them. I think the modular sock blanket and the bee keeper quilt are too... ADD for my ADD brain if that makes any sense. I think that the amount of over stimulation of them would make me never finish.
I have been working on a sock yarn blanket since February. Following Carol Sulkowski's Lizalu pattern from her Sock Yarn Studio book. It's worked in strips, and very portable. I started it the week we moved, and I've knitted a square or two on every trip and for every occasion this year. Given that it's made of scraps of all my projects, plus yarns from knitting friends (and the KRR Stash Lounge!) I am calling it a map of my knitting life. As of today I have 9 of 12 strips finished. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/luann/lizalu-blanket
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Posted - 12/04/2013 : 5:07:07 PM
I am currently knitting hexipuffs! I wasn't going to knit enough to make a blanket for myself but Dani from Lioness Arts is getting hexipuffs from a bunch of knitters and the beekeepers quilt will be auctioned off for charity.
I am of the same opinion as Kim -- you definitely want some stuffing in there. It is not super portable unless you are like me and carry a little ziploc of fiberfill with you OR you put the almost finished hexipuffs on some spare yarn to stuff and close later.