It’s not working

The hexipuffs were doing the trick until we had a cold snap. Now, with freezing fingers and warm thoughts, I cast on a pair of fingerless mittens.

Hexipuff count: 8/600


An Attempt at Self-Medicating

My nasty case of Startitis hasn’t ceased. I no sooner cast off a pair of socks then I cast on another pair, another newborn cardigan, a CAL project, and a blanket. It’s like when Hercules cuts one of the hydra’s heads off and multiple more sprout.

Despite the pleasing squishiness of this blanket (Does green knitting count on St. Patrick’s Day?):


Knit on US 11 needles using Bernat Blanket super bulky yarn in ‘Plum Fields’ colorway

and the cuteness of tiny cardigans, something needs to be done. I can’t keep casting on every project that catches my fancy- if nothing else, my boyfriend would have to start moving knitting off the couch to sit down and we’ve had words about touching works in progess before. He wouldn’t be gentle about it.


So, I put the needles down and picked up my laptop. What I needed was a pattern that would be instantly satisyfing, but long in duration. Like whatever it was the dental surgeon gave me when he took all four of my wisdom teeth out in one day. I took the meds at 9:59 am, everything went a bit fuzzy at 10:00 am, and when I woke up it was 2:30 in the afternoon. Good stuff.

What I decided on was the insanely popular Beekeeper’s Quilt, by Tiny Owl Knits. Its been lingering in my ‘favourites’ folder on Ravelry for ages, but while I thought it was a charming idea there were three things standing in my way of casting on:

  1. I never thought I would have enough yarn ‘left overs’ in my stash in one weight (Wrong.)
  2. I didn’t think I could get used to the monotony of knitting the same thing literally 550-1000 times (Wrong again. Turns out I love to watch TV and vanilla knit at the same time)
  3. Where on earth would I store 550-1000 tiny, stuffed hexagons?? (Solution! I upgraded from a dorm to an apartment!)

So… hexipuffs. Hexipuffs are my attempt at self medicating my Startitis- anytime I feel like I need a new project, I’ll just choose yarn from what turns out to be my quite sumptuous stash of fingering weight yarn (Ooooh I just remembered another ball of fingering in my office Stash Bin)(Don’t judge me for having designated room Stash Bins- we all know how Stash multiplies.) and cast on.

Voila. I’m a Medicine Knit Woman.

P.S. Hexipuffs are pretty cute 😉 Current count: 7/600