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Season Return Ep1 of The One a Day – Finally

You may have noticed there has been a obvious lack of hexipuffs on this little blog of late and I have to say I have not really been knitting very many at all. In fact it was way back in may over here I even showed you a hexipuff at all and I have not counted or done a tally since Episode 23, where I was way behind my deadline.

So lets recap

I started knitting this project on September 20th 2011 my plan was to finish this by September 27th 2012

At the end of last season we were up to 139 Hexipuffs  and was way behind schedule on our grand plan.

The puffs had been on lots of adventures but the knitting was lagging behind.

Fast forward to Season 2

I have knitted 200 hexipuffs, I’m now over half way of my goal but far behind the deadline and I now believe I am going to have to admit defeat. There is just no way in a blue moon I will knit 183 puffs in 79 days. But hey you never know I might just get a massive buzz and go on a hexipuff binge. But let’s not hold our breath. Though I’m not prepared to calculate a new finish date yet. I just can’t face.

So since March 14th I have knitted 61 puffs its been 118 days

that’s far from one a day but

As Gingerbread girl has restarted the One A Day

I may just reclaim the motivation to complete this blanket some time soonish

Love to all





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One a Day – Episode 23

Oh I’m so embarrassed it has been far too long and yet you lovely readers have still been visiting my little world. Thank you so much.

It has been a busy no scrap that hectic time. The days just seem to be flying by in a whirl of crafting, decorating, playing mummy and making home. But all of this was interrupted the last week with a little trip to the hospital that turned into a long stay.

You see part of the reason for my absence has been a persistent pain in my tummy which has made me exhausted, cranky and left me with a complete lack of motivation to do anything. I have to admit even my beloved crochet and knitting has been neglected over the last couple of weeks.

But I’m glad to report that I’m all better after a few days in hospital, where they made me fast for so long, I feel much better and it was so nice to finally get a reason for my pain and have it all fixed up and made better.

I have been trying to get back to hexipuffing too and have tried to always have one on the needles at all times.

I now have a total of 139 hexipuffs

and I need make 254

in 197 days

Oops I seem to have fallen another week behind. I am really struggling to hexipuff lately. I still like making them I even made Mr C admire how perfect one was the other day. He was rather amused and agreed it was very lovely, but I’m not getting that giddy with excitement feeling. I guess part of that is that I’m not joining them together as I go, purely because I want to be able to play with 383 hexipuffs before I put them altogether, but I’m left with just a big box of hexipuffs – no blanket in progress and it’s leaving me a little empty and with that need to make a blanket feeling. But I’m already doing such a big project can I start another huge project too?

Even though I’m falling even more behind I’m well on my way to having a

truck load of hexipuffs.

Nigh Nigh



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One a day – Episode 22

I actually managed to make 7 hexipuffs this week and finish off this book above for My bookclub on Goodreads “Bookclub Bitches” xcuse my language :).

Now this book has had rave reviews and was even a finalist for a National Book Award, but I just didn’t get it. I mean I understood it but I just couldn’t put faces to the characters I felt they were all very one dimensional and the fables that ran through the background while being intriguing resulted in me being disappointed by the end without giving away anything.

But hexipuffs we shall talk

With the 7 made this week I have a total of 121

I still need to make 263

in 212 days so as you can see I have done no catch up knitting and am still far behind. But I’m totally amazed that I managed 7 while reading a book and also a little sickie. Poor Little Princess has come down with a bad case of tonsilitis. Monday she had such a high fever that her little body looked like it was all sunburn she was so sick she couldn’t even crawl, she would get up on all fours and than flop on the floor unable to gather anymore strength. But through all this she has been so cuddly and just been cuddling into me which as an active 1 year old hardly ever happens now. Today she is much better just a bit grisly but oh so ever cuddly still.

I noticed that Carole over at Gingerbread Girl hasn’t posted in a while I hope she does today but if not pop over to raverly and check out all the other great one a dayers.


P.S. I’m not sure if I have said this but I’m having trouble commenting on blogger blogs using my wordpress account and can only comment if the blogger account allows you to use your name and address.

Is anyone else having this problem or is just me I would love to know if any other wordpress users have had this problem and if any blogger users no why this is happening to me.



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One a day – Episode14/15

So you may have noticed I fell off the one a day wagon last week and did not post, I did think I had made hexipuffs, no where near one a day but at least one


I counted all my hexipuffs already made being 84

and discovered I only had 2 to add so this resulted in a mad search of the house

because I just must of made more than 2 in 2 weeks

I looked under the couch

behind the cupboards

in the baby bag

and discovered



so that means in 2 weeks I made 3 and a 1/2 hexipuffs

well I really have fallen off the wagon

My total is 87.5 hexipuffs

with a total of 306.5 puffs to make

in 314 days

still on track woo hoo!!

Must get back on track though, have really enjoyed picking up the needles and knitting these little squishy hexis of joy.

I also put in the post today 2 hexipuffs for The UK Handmade and Jelly I know I’m in aus but I just love the idea of crafting for charity and find it so hard to resist. I am always over extending myself so I try not to take on too much  but 2 hexipuffs took no time at all and was easy to fit around the many things that seem to be piled on top of the already busy schedule at Christmas time. For instance we took in the teacher gift today and the little presents for all the kiddies in B’s class I will be back to show you tomorrow so so cute.

Well I can’t leave you with out some hexipuff adventures and of course it’s that time of year

so a fitting photo for December

Hexipuff Christmas Tree.

Check out the other one a days over at Carole’s

Sorry to run but I’m eating in to Mr C’s computer time and he is patiently waiting for me to finish

so I must fly

bye bye



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One a day – Episode 13

All I can say is oops, I have made no hexipuffs at all this week, if you are a follower of mine on Facebook you would have seen I have been knitting a cardigan and it is driving me crazy. I am down to one sleeve left, but hexipuffs have had to be put aside because if I put this cardigan down I may not ever pick it up. So instead this week I’m giving you all flowers to say sorry for the no progress.

Don’t forget to check out all the other one a days over at  Caroles that’s where I’m off to.


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One a Day – Episode 11

What a week it has been, we have been so busy, but when I sit down to write all the things we have been doing I can not think of one. Must just be busy with life I’m sure you all know how that gets when nothing much is really happening but you never seem to be stopping it’s just go, go, go all the time, this is us right now, busy doing nothing. And because of this my little corner of blog land seems to have gone unloved for a whole week, I promise I will make up for this with lots to show you this week. But first of all is my one a day  . . .


Here come the hexipuffs

10 hexipuffs were made this week

(I know the photo says 9 but I found one behind the couch :))

leaving 316 hexipuffs left to make

in 323 days

totally doable

Well that’s the stats out of the way

now on to last weeks question

‘keep going random or sit down and plan the colours??’

and the answer seems to be a big resounding keep going random.

All of your suggestions were great, I especially loved Secret Sheeps comment about how I will be able to remeber where all my yarn came from I love that and thought I might start letting you guys know where some of my stash has come from

This week the yellow is from my first ever crocheted blanket

I made a granny square throw for my little nephew

The orange is from my granny stripe blanket

I found it at the back of a random cupboard completely unused I must of bought too much


Also Sarah brought up if it would match and I realised that all my crochet projects are different colours, so the blanket will actually tie all the randomness together, :) I obviously like buying pretty new yarn and change my mind alot.

Thanks for all your comments and if you haven’t already I highly recommend reading faiths comment from last week. Hilarious!!

Last but not least, where did Mr Hexipuff go

Well to the

Wild West of course

I’ll leave you all with a


I’m off to gingerbread girl to check out all your one a days



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One a day – Episode 10

Woo Hoo

Beat last weeks tally

Made a nice little 11 hexipuffs this week

I even learned to change colour this week

see that little pink and blue one yep colour change there :)

We are now on 68 hexipuffs in total

with 326 hexipuffs left to make

in 332 days

I’m enjoying see that total hexipuffs knitted number go up each week, I’m still enjoying knitting them and they are becoming quite quick and easy.

I am somewhat troubled though

I’m wondering if you lovelies could help me out?

When I started this project I decided to use all my left over yarn, However I did not realise this project would take so long I mean a year is a long time to work on something especially when you don’t see it grow. I am still loving knitting but while I knit there is a nagging question in the back of my head ‘should I have chosen colours for this blanket instead of using up my stash and making it random’

So girlies (and maybe some gentlemen) I need your thoughts,

‘keep going random or sit down and plan the colours??’

What do you think?


P.S I love visting all the one a dayers blogs and leaving comments on all your amazing creations, you are all such talented ladies and a big thank-you for all your lovely thoughts here.

I do try and get back to everyone or visit your blog I’m sorry if I haven’t

most of the time I’m blog reading and typing comments one handed while little princess is on my lap

so sometimes I think I have but haven’t really.

But I do love all you one a dayers you’re am inspiring, talented and amazing group of women.

Not a part join up here or just check out this amazing women over here.

That’s what I’m off to do



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Screeching halt

Last night a horrible event happened




I did not want to




craft at all for that matter

It came from nowhere, all of a sudden i just did not want to pick up my hook or needles

I had even written out a pattern for a rose but just could not find the mojo to try it out.

I have never not wanted to at least hook before

It relaxes me, it soothes me. So I lay on the couch with the tv on

and you know what tv is so so boring.

I was completely lost without my craft, I had no idea what to do with myself.

I tossed and I turned I tried to pick up the hook and chain but nothing

I couldn’t even bring myself to pick up my one a day project and make a hexipuff so the total for this week is 1 and it should be 2

What was I to do. I was lost I had nothing to do, so I went to bed

Thats right at 7.30pm I went to bed,

but I did accomplish something

I read and finished one of my books for

The fall into reading challenge  (you can check out my books here.)

I finished the Vampire academy book

so now it’s onto something a little more substantial I think I shall start Maestro’ – Peter Goldsworthy,

But I’m hoping to have my mojo back as I have this little teapot

which is plain and boring

and screaming for some crochet knitted prettiness hopefully I will back soon to show the cuteness

but for now it’s time to do the school drop

and I must get dressed :)

love to all


I forgot to mention this as well

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xx again.


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One a Day – Episode 5

A little bit later than normal today, but I think you will understand, we have had no internet

. . . for a whole . . .

24 hours !!!

Mr C nearly even bought us prepaid

Yes we love our internet and you do not realise how many times you say

‘I’ll just google it’

till you no longer can google it.

Whatever did we do before google.

Well it’s back up and running after many agonizing hours and much checking by both Mr C and I and now I can give you my one a day update.

My knitting is going everywhere with me, it was off to the cafe on saturday for coffee with B and along came my knitting

Yummy coffee’s and Apple strudel scones, great start to the weekend

I have gotten quiet far this week, I have even made more than one a day on some days,

The colours are a bit more muted this week but I am loving the green, doesn’t it remind you of moss

I do hope that the pink will last untill the end of that hexipuff , if not I shall have to learn to change colours. hehe

As you know I am trying to use scrap yarn, so I am just hoping that at the end there will be enough different shades and tones of colours for all this to work

Aren’t they adorable like this, little puffy goodies, don’t you just wish you were little enough to bounce along them

They remind me of puffy clouds so squishy

Well that is it for my one a day,

but as this blanket is going to take me foreveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer

I thought I’d mix it up each week and see what else these little squishy puffs get up to

Oh look at those pink ones . . .

Whats he doing?

Why driving a tip truck of course. :)

Hope your all enjoying the bloom of spring

and I can’t wait to catch up on all the other one a days over here.



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One a day – Episode 4

I have been knitting away at my beekeepers quilt and I am loving it. I love knitting, though I still prefer crochet it will always be my first love, but knitting these tiny hexipuffs is so much fun. Sunday afternoon I even took my little supplies out in the sun to knit away while Mr C and B kicked the footy around.

Yes I do love to stay in my p.j’s. I actually own more pj pants than I do going out pants lol. Of course I’m also still new to this knitting thing so I am having to keep track of my rounds so my trusty little book comes everywhere my knitting goes.

I think I managed to knit 9 hexipuffs this week, and I have noticed they are getting much neater as I knit along. Now I do remember i said I was going to use this project to use all my left over yarn but I just couldn’t resist these 2 balls and they were only $3 so thats a must buy bargain I say and don’t the little puffs made from them look delicious.

and of course

Little Princess still loves her crochet hexipuffs.

I’m really enjoying the One a Day Cal and popping over to Gingerbread Girl to see everyone elses projects, though I do wonder how long it will go for as I don’t think I will be finished when it ends as I looked at the pattern and I am going to need a lot of these little hexipuffs to make a descent quilt I think I’ll be knitting into next year. But I can’t wait to cuddle up under all those squishy squishy puffs.

thanks for stopping by



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