Road Trip Knitting

Hello Everyone!

I hope you all had a fun and safe 4th of July.  I did.  On Friday, the Hubs and I drove to Dodge City, Kansas.  We had never been and thought it would be fun.  I was a great drive up there but honestly, other than the museum and Dairy Queen, there was not much else to see.  Oh well, we love to road trip and have these little adventures.  Also on the way, somewhere outside Seiling, OK there was this huge sunflower farm. It was so pretty, on the way home I made hub pull over so I could take pictures. Nice huh.

Sunflower Farm, OK

I also got some great road trip knitting done. As I usually always do for road trips, I grabbed some scrap balls and knit hexi-puffs for my Beekeepers Quilt by Tiny Owl Knits.  I want to make this blanket about throw size. Something warm snuggly for the couch. My goal is 500 hexi-puffs.  I have around 200 right now and have been working on it for a few years.  They are fun and fast to knit and it will be neat to see all the colors and patterns that come together from all my scrap yarn. I can still remember for most of these scrap balls what I originally made with them. Mostly socks, but several shawls, sweaters and baby things for friends.  Below are the hexi-puffs I was able to knit this weekend.

Road trip Hexi-Puffs

When I started on the Beekeepers Quilt, I knew it would be a continual work in progress as I collected leftover sock yarn from projects and knit the hexi-puffs in between projects and whenever else I could.  It really has been quite fun. I have my hexi-puff project bag that I keep all my scrap balls in and tool kit with size 3 needles, stitch markers and scissors.  Whenever we go on road trips I always randomly grab 3 scarab balls my tool kit and a small project bag.  Then I have something to work on the car that isn’t too big and doesn’t require me to read a pattern.  Reading in a car doesn’t always agree with me.  I also try to knit a few in between projects and when I am teaching, although when I teach I am usually to busy helping my student so do any knitting of my own.  But like I said before, this project is a continual work in progress and it is neat to see all the colors and patterns that are coming out of all of the scrap yarn I have so far knit up into the hexi-puffs.

Well, that is all for today. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend and any road trips and/or road trip knitting that comes your way this summer.

-Alexis

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ButterflyKnitter

Slightly obsessed with yarn, love the colors and the feel of it in my hands. Will always have something to talk about regarding yarn, knitting, patterns and everything else related to knitting.

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