Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Hexipuff Madness Monday - Week 13

Yes, I'm posting a few days late again. But, it's been a crazy past few days.

Firstly, I want to say that I only completed 10 hexipuffs this week. However, my hexipuffs went on a journey. They had the privilege of traveling to Shelton, CT to Jones Family Farm for wine tasting and strawberry picking. They also went to Stockbridge's which has the best cheesecake in the state. They got to meet some friends who are non-knitters, and instantly made them fall in love. They also got a slumber party invitation from an amazing 9-year old.

All in all, there are 71 hexipuffs in total. It looks like the completion date has been moved to the first week of January. But why worry about tomorrow, when you're having fun today?

Monday, June 24, 2013

Hexipuff Madness Monday - Week 12

It took a few days for me to post to the blog, but here is my progress.

I completed 12 Hexipuffs this week.

I have confirmed that my calculation of 41 Hexipuffs per skein is true. I completed the pink skein.

I now have a total of 62 Hexipuffs.

I decided to use blue for next week's color. Let's see how much I can complete by Sunday night.

I have set a very aggressive goal of 5 Hexipuffs a day. I was able to complete that once during the week, while I was home sick with the flu. Otherwise, I have been averaging 2 a day. Hopefully, I can do more next week.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Hexipuff Madness Monday - Week 11

It has been a really, really long hiatus. I have had some time to reevaluate my knitting projects. I decided to focus on finishing my hexipuff blanket before the end of the year. With careful planning, I can make it happen.

We last left off with 33 hexipuffs. Since then, I have decided to create a spreadsheet to help me figure out the details for my blanket.

So, here are the stats.
I need 1,046 hexipuffs to create the design that I have in mind. I calculated that if I do 5 a day, every day, I can have all of the knitting completed by December 25th. Who doesn't want to seam up a squishy blanket on Christmas day?

I can knit 2 hexipuffs on the train to and from work, which leaves me to complete 3 at home. That theoretically should be about 1 and a half hours of knitting. So, it's quite possible.

This week, I completed 17 hexipuffs. Way more than I have done in the past. I'm trying to finish my 1st skein of pink, to see if my calculation of 41 hexipuffs per skein is correct. This will help me to figure out how much more yarn I need to buy.

I calculated 12 skeins of Grey, 3 skeins of Pink, 4 Purple, and 3 each of Blue, Green, and Lavender. This blanket is no joke. But its a labor of love, so it is so worth it.

So, here are the first 50 hexipuffs laid out. The goal this week is to complete the first pink skein, and work on the grey skein afterwards. I plan on changing colors weekly, so that I can have a variety.