Tuesday, 22 November 2011

One a day: changes

My last One a day post was in October, shame on me! I have been making a few pebble, put I didn't make one a day at all! I don't enjoy this project as much as I thought I would. And the fact that I just started a knitting journey doesn't help either. I love to learn new things and knitting is one of those. I never thought I could manage two needles instead of one hook. It looked so confusing and difficult, but fortunately we are blessed by Youtube! 

So, I have 21 pebbles right now and I have decided to leave them for a while. They are grey and sophisticated, but what I need is a bit of craziness and color. 

So, I will start a new One a day project....

Picture taken from Tiny Owl Knits on Ravelry

I tried, I tried so hard NOT to get infected by the virus going around the knitty world for a while now; the beekeeper's virus. But I just cannot resist anymore. They are too soft and squishy. 

I joined the Tiny Owl Knits Group on Ravelry since I am currently knitting Mr. Fox! And once I joined the Ravelry group I just got sucked right in the madness. It's such a crazy (in a good way) bunch of people over there, all very enthusiastic and helpful (although most of the people on Ravelry are haha). I love that the group is very active and lots of exiting things are going on. 

Picture taken from Tiny Owl Knits on Ravelry

I can see what you're thinking right now: if you can't keep the pebble rug going, how on earth will you continue working on a beekeeper's quilt? Well, I must admit that is exactly my concern. So I decided not to make a quilt, but one (or two) pillows. That should be a fine goal right? 

For those of you that don't know the beekeepers quilt, I want to direct you to a little video that the designer made. See  if you can resist making them after you watched ;-). 


  1. My One A Day is off the cards since Christmas started to approach so fast. I just have so much Christmas crafting I would like to do that I'm resting the blankets for now.
    I'm off to have a look at that lovely group and the video, even though I won't be making the hexipuffs I love to see everybody else's beautiful work.

  2. I think several people are feeling the pressure with christmas. I haven't really posted about my crochet, but I am still continuing with it.

    I love your little basket of pebbles, they look adorable :)

  3. The pebbles would look cute in an apothecary jar or something similar. I'm making the beekeepers quilt too :) I learned to knit to purely make this and I first tried to make it by crocheting and could not get hooked but once I started knitting them there was no stopping me I just love knitting these super squishy wishy little hexipuffs. xx

  4. I do love those pebbles, but sometimes it's good to give a project a rest and go back when you are ready.
    I want Mr Fox!!! that is gorgeous.
    Good luck with your beekeepers pillows, hexipuffs do seem to be very contagious at the moment!

  5. Hi!
    Sometimes a project needs to rest and come back to with a new perspective. Your fox is really cute. Have a great day!

    Food for Thought

  6. Oh how exciting to be starting a new project, especially a Beekeeper's Quilt.

  7. I'm making the Beekeeper's Quilt too! I'm also getting kind of burned out on my One a Day project (I've been slacking on the blogging). I've gotten to the point where I'm forcing myself to make a square a day, and it's no fun! :( What's your Ravelry name? We should be friends! Mine's emilygurumi :)

  8. The fox is brilliant....what a great project! I do like the bee keepers quilt, but it's not for me....far too much involved for a commitment shy girl like me! Love the pebbles as well, they look so nice huddled together.

    Looking forward to seeing whatever you concentrate on next....have a good week!

  9. I do love those pebbles, but a change IS as good as a rest so I am going to look forward to seeing your hexipuffs! I followed your video link and almost swooned (lovely old word) when she produced a huge basket full! Bliss! :)x

  10. I'm so tempted by these hexipuffs too but I must finish all my other projects first. I'm thinking maybe in the New Year...! Judy x

  11. I love the beekeepers quilt. The pillow will be beautiful and if you love that project then you could do the blanket to match. Love your fox :)

  12. I'm so excited to see you'll be hexipuffing too!!!! And also GRRRRR! - I have been trying NOT to knot that fox since I saw TOK's video blog post about it - have you seen the arctic fox version? I love it! I'd like a pink one with the fluffy bits. But I have so many other things to make.... hmmm....

    May need to avoid your updates for a while before I get sucked in too!!!! :)



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