The Beekeeper's Quilt is kind of genius. It's simple but awesome.
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I've heard some people comment that they could figure out how to make a puff from the pictures. And it's true, I could too. But I bought the pattern anyway, because the truth is I COULD, but I DIDN'T. I never would have thought to make teeny puffy hexagons and tie them together (NO SEAMS!) into an awesome blanket.
Lucky for me someone else did. And she took beautiful pictures of it and then wrote clear instructions and carefully formatted it into a pattern which I can buy for the price of a latte.
(That basket is almost full now). I love it, and they make me happy, and that's TOTALLY worth paying a tiny amount for, even if I could do it myself. I am a little amazed at how people will spend tons of money on yarn but when something is an idea, they won't pay even a few dollars for it.
Here are some other crazy things I've done with hexapuffs:
Giant puff. I knit a megapuff with sz 11 needles and double stranded worsted wool, then felted it. I did cast on more stitches, and bound off instead of closing it up, then cut the sides bigger and put in a zipper to make...
PUFF BAG! Now I have somewhere to store my puff supplies.