owlmazing makes…a complete beekeeper’s update!

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Check out them puffs! I have officially semi stuffed them and kitchenered those puffies up! I love how they look altogether, but I can’t wait to get even more colors going on. I have tons of pinks and blues in my possession currently, and I need to round that out. I’m going for both pale an rich puffs in all colors, no idea how to arrange them yet. I have a couple ideas:

1. Arrange them in a sort of fading way, where similar colors fade from one edge of the blanket into other colors to the other edge, sort of like pinks going into purples going into blues , greens, yellows, etc. Rainbow-esque?

2. arrange them willy nilly according to my own personal tastes.

I’m not buying all of the yarn I need for it at once because I want to sort of pick as time goes on based on what colors I feel need to fill it out. I do have a big order I got from Exchanging Fire on Etsy though!

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I was soooo excited to get these because I have had a pretty limited supply leading up to this. You can tell by all the pale pink puffs I have! Yeesh!

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I ordered the Tickle Me Pink 6 set and got the above. There is some blue moon socks that rock in there, with some cashmere, Louet, South west Trading company, etc. They are all catalogues in my stash. One of my favourite things is that I get to try out all of these great yarns I have heard of before on podcasts or by other means, without having to shell out a lot of money.

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I also picked up the Winter Wonderland bunch. These included Dream in Color Smooshy yarn, a sparkly one, some regia, wollmeise, etc. I like that she included some darker, some lighter, some variegated and some solids, a really good mix. Perfect for my uses 🙂 There are a couple minis not pictured because I already started knitting on them. They are the blue puffs below. oddly 1 of them is not in the photo…hmmm! I think it may be buried!

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I still haven’t decided how best to attach them so keep an eye out for that 🙂

aaaaaaaaand on a slightly different note, look! :

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I finished moms socks! Better pictures and more explanation tomorrow 🙂 I’m just super happy with them, first ever finished pair of socks 😀

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owlmazing makes… a WIP wednesday!

This week I am working on a few things. My moms xmas socks for one, but those won’t be on here again until they are DONE! I’m hoping to finish them this week, yet all I’ve knit today is hexipuffs! They are SO addictive…and I got something in the mail last night! More about that later though.

My other WIP is the ‘whistler beanie’ from sublime yarns pattern line. I haven’t located the pattern on ravelry so I can’t link to it, sorry! Here is what I have done so far though:

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I have to knit this to be 9 inches, it’s about 3? And I’m almost done the first ball of sublime cashmere merino silk DK in cream. I am going to need to buy another one, I only have 1 left! I’m a bit disappointed that the pattern only called for 2 balls, as it is QUITE the trip out to the LYS. This project hasn’t been getting much love lately though. The socks are taking up all my Dexter knitting time!

I think I’m going to save my haul of minis for the next post but just look:

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Teaser 😉

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The first puff I knit up out of the skeins! I did this this morning 🙂 I loooove the way the yarn striped up. I am so absolutely in love with the beekeepers quilt project. I love watching a hexipuff turn up in palms as if it was nothing! MAGIC!

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Eeeee! I can’t wait to get more colors going on in here but…SQUEE! I love it love it LOVE IT. Must work on other WIPS! Puffs are supposed to be travel knitting. Gotta remind myself of that 😉 It counts for WIP Wednesday because the quilt is a WIP 😉

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Go check out the other WIPS at tami amis!

owlmazing makes… a FO Friday!

I’m excited because this is my first time participating 🙂 I DO have a FO for today…in fact 2 FO’s. I’m a little late…I hope its ok! I wrote this last night and never got to post it! eeks.

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2 little hexiFO’s 🙂

I knit the pink and blue stripe one today on my way to the LYS. I knit the other one after I came back with my goodies 🙂 I just couldn’t wait to see how it would knit up.

I recently ordered some mini skeins online but they haven’t arrived yet and I was getting anxious. I was on ravelry that one of my LYS’s (my preferred one – the staff are young and suuuupppper friendly) was stocking mini skeins by their kind of ‘house’ hand dyer? Art by ana!

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This was purchased at knit knackers. the 4 mini skeins for $15 dollars and the cake of sock yarn for $24. The notions bag was free! And absolutely PERFECT for toting around my hexipuffies 🙂 The yarn is so soft, I am totally in love. I realllllly want to knit myself socks from whatever skeins these minis come from! The semi solids are gorgeous.

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This is my little hexi kit. Needles, yarn, safety pins, and some nail clippers to cute the yarn when i finish one 🙂

I actually finished 3 hexis and the heel on my moms christmas socks yesterday! go me!

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owlmazing makes…purchases. and mistakes.

Yesterday I went to one of my LYS’s, wool-tyme. I had a few things in mind that I needed. I happened to have some MAJOR mishaps though.

  • I bought 2 sets of wrong length circulars
  • I LOST a skein of yarn on my way home
  • Chris didn’t even like the yarn I  bought to make a hat for him.

Sigh.

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I made it home with:

  • 2 skeins of sublime DK cashmere merino silk blend yarn in white/creme, and 1 in a purpley color (The second purple fell out of my bag on the way home! 😦 )
  • 1 80 cm US 7 circ and 1 US 8
  • 1 set GOOD bamboo needles in size 4 for my beekeepers quilt 🙂
  • 1 more skein of arequipa on sale for said quilt
  • 1 pattern booklet to make a hat from this purple yarn from
  • TEENY TINY MOCHI MOCHI by anna hrachovec

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I knit this littttle puffy 🙂

Hope my next trip is less disastrous! I am ok with chris thinking the creme is too ‘femme’ for him….it’s mine now! Muahaha. Cashmere Merino Silk is my new best friend FOREVER.

Did I mention it takes me 49 minutes just to get to this place by bus? GEESH. I went specifically for the sublime though. Mmmm. Sublime.

Owlmazing makes…socks.

Hello there. Before I begin I think I should say a little about myself. I am a 20 year old girl living in Ottawa, Canada. I have been knitting since I was about 13 and consider myself ‘adventurous’ when it comes down to it. I love to try new techniques and I actually taught myself how to knit so I’m not afraid to search for the answers. I love to create and always am either cooking, writing, knitting, sewing, painting, or doing some other sort of creative hobby. I took about a year off of knitting and just recently came back to it. I will post about some of my recent creations later on. I am writing this blog to share my creative side! I also love photography so it is the perfect fit.

You can find me on ravelry here.

To start this off I am just going to show you what I worked on today. Today is my weekend so I knit this surprise blanket square up…

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The true color is somewhere between the two photos. This is Cascade 220 superwash.

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I’m also knitting edwardian boating socks for my mom for christmas. I am knitting them in misti alpaca which is SO incredibly soft. This is my second pair of socks ever…to me they look like art. I can’t believe my hands are making them.

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Finally, I made my first hexipuff for the bee keepers quilt. I also bought 18? mini skeins of sock yarn in pink and wintery colors. Hehe. Oops.

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This one is knit in arequipa on size 4 bamboo needles. I purchased 150 safety pins for 5 bucks so I can sew in all the ends after I puff them up. I live in a small apartment and I don’t want to purchase stuffing until I am going to use it. I plan to cut pieces of quilting stuffing for only slightly puffed up hexapuffs. I will keep you updated!