Friday, November 25, 2011

FO Friday -- I'm a WINNER Edition

Happy Black Friday, folks!  Hope y'all are surviving the crazy shopping crush out there.  Did you hear about that woman who was shopping last night and started pepper spraying anyone who got close to something she wanted to buy?  Utterly insane.  Personally, I'm skipping the whole mess and going 4-wheeling up in the mountains with Mr. Right and his parents today.  More fun for sure. 

Sorry, sidetracked...  It's also FO Friday!  And Fiber Arts Friday!  And I totally made some stuff with fiber and finished it.  What a happy coincidence.  In between spurts working on Sock, I cranked out a couple of Puffs for my fledgling Beekeeper's Quilt project using some of the awesome yarn that showed up in the yarn swap I hosted last month.

First up was some beautiful stuff from Nikki at Being careful not to twist.  It's from Three Irish Girls and worked up into some really fun stripes.  (Apologies for the photos.  Today is not one of the 310 sunny days a year that we have in Colorado - Ed.)
Knitting 006
Next is from a little ball of Mystery Yarn contributed by Kris from my lunchtime knitting group.  I have no idea what it is, but it's got a little shine to it and is so soft. 
Knitting 004
I'm really hoping I have enough of both left to squeeze another puff each out of them, but we'll see.  If not, I've definitely been saving all my scraps in hopes that I'll be able to work them into a 2-color puff or something.

Now I'm (not so) patiently waiting for my shipment of Candy Skein mini skeins that Tami put together.  Have you guys seen these?  If you're on the Puffy Bandwagon at all, you should check them out.  The colors are fantastic.  Just sayin'.

And, for those of you keeping track at home, this brings the Puff Count to 4.  Only 380 to go!  Yeah, I know.

Finally, in other news...  Look what I WON!!!
Knitting 007
The totally awesome Shannon over at Affiknitty made this neat-o circular needle holder (and was gracious enough to do it in some of my favorite colors), and gave it away on her blog.  And I won it.  Most of you probably don't understand the gravity of this situation, but I don't win contests or giveaways, like ever (the occasional Italian food cook off notwithstanding).  I'm super excited and I love it a whole bunch.


  1. Yay for puffs AND winning! Let me know if you need some more yarn for a second puff and I'll toss some in the mail for you.

  2. The needle holder is wonderful, what a great idea! Your puffs are very cute, I love the colors you used. Best wishes!

  3. Puffs look amazing. I am trying not to get sucked into the puff craze, but then I keep seeing such cute little squishies like these and want to start making them ;)

  4. I do like the needle holder. That's a great idea.

    Enjoy your non-shopping day today. :-)

  5. Marie/Underground CrafterNovember 25, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Yay! WInning stuff is fun, but winning beautiful and useful stuff is REALLY fun.

  6. Congrats on the winning! You'll have to post pics of it in use. :)

    Hexi puffs, hexi puffs everywhere man! It's a good thing they aren't for sale, and anywhere near that pepper-spraying woman. :(

  7. Nice puffs. A friend is making them also. I've not tried one but wouldn't be a fan of all that casting on and binding off.

  8. Hooray for winning and good luck squeezing out enough yarn to make more puffs. They look like so much fun to make.

  9. Lovely puffs, and what a cool win, I love it!

  10. I love the puffies! I totally understand impatiently waiting for mini skeins...I have some on their way to me and i CANNOT wait any looonger!!! I guess I have to though ;) Unfortunately ordering more doesn't make the old ones get here faster! Darn.

  11. The puffs look great! So jealous of your win.

  12. I'm so glad that it arrived safely and that you like it! : )