i've been quietly working on my beekeepers quilt, knitting a few hexigon puffs here and there, on my train ride to work, when i'm watching tv, waiting in line. after amassing all of my beautiful yarns, i realized that 1, I absolutely *love* chroma yarn from knit picks in mesa colorway. and 2, it doesn't go with the rest of my colors.....at all. so, now do i proceed anyway? focus only on 1 set of colors? or knit two beekeeper quilts (omg)?
the only thing i've decided so far is to keep going with the chroma. for all of my trash talk on variegated yarns, i realize that ombre yarns are a whole different story. chroma is not variagated. it doesn't change color so quickly. you don't have stripes. you just get beautiful, slowly shifting colors. and i'm not sure if it always works out this way, but these small puffs were meant for this yarn. they are small enough so that the color only shifts once per puff, so you just get a dual color puff with a nice, slow transition. i love them! i think my favorite puffs are these red-orange shifts to brown, and the blue/gray combinations.
and, since i frequently knit on the train, here are the top questions i get asked:
"what are you making?" ..."WHAT? how is that going to be a quilt?"
"why you need that wire between your needles? is that so you don't lose them?"
"is this the first thing you've ever made?" (no, jerk!)
"are all of the sides of the hexagon supposed to be even?"...(uncomfortable stare)... "maybe after you practice for a while the sides will be even?"