Wednesday, 17 August 2011

The addiction continues

My name is Madmum and I am a Hexapuff-aholic. The addiction continues unabated, the laundry is piling up around my ears and the Hexipuff population is well into double figures.

In an effort to regain some balance and so that DH doesn't think that I have entirely lost the plot, I am limiting the Hexipuff craze to when I am out of the house. Because of their eminent portability they have become my on-the-go project. I am seriously considering buying a  few more appropriately sized crochet hooks and DPNs so that I can have a bag in the car, a bag in my handbag, a bag in my enormous, wet-wipe filled 'mummy bag'. You get the idea.

Trying to remain consistent with my recently found monogamy, my in-house project is the lovely Hourglass Throw by Anne Hanson which was recently published in the fabulous 'Wool People' by Brooklyn Tweed. I am using some lovely, squishy Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in a deep charcoal gray as a present for a great-gran who needs a minor operation soon. I originally bought the yarn intending to make Warriston - a great casual 'smock' for outdoor wear but it soon became apparent that the yarn was too soft and squishy for that purpose.

It is a lovely soothing pattern and the yarn is just right for the cabling detail - all-in-all - a very enjoyable project.

It just isn't a Hexipuff!


  1. Oh dear. DD1 and I have just been and had a look at hexipuffs on Ravelry. I've already put the pattern in my Rav cart and am thinking how much leftover sock yarn I've got (I've already got some stuffing - I'm assuming stuffing is required?).

  2. Yay - another potential Hexipuff addict. Yes, they are stuffed. I'm using some cushion stuffing I've had for ages but the designer said she used odd ends of wool as well. I've been debating how much stuffing to add - I like them slightly stuffed I've decided but not full to bursting :)

  3. Lol!! Maybe you should start a "Hexipuffs Anonymous" group on Rav! Hourglass is gorgeous BTW.