This is 105 knitted hexagons:

I meant to have a little give-away at 100.

I also took a different photo at 105 and meant to post right away, but since then…




And I wasn't even trying very hard. After fooling around with a couple of other projects for a few days, and even knitting a four-color corrugated rib mitten cuff, I settled on hexis for knitting during the Olympics. They're fairly mindless, and easily put down when there's a compelling performance to watch or an exciting event final demanding my attention.

The black yarn is leftover from the border of my Parcheesi. I still remember buying it at Spin in Sturgeon Bay, and how perfectly it finished that blanket. I love scrappy projects for the memories!

Anyway, I still want to have a give-away, but let's do it this way…

How many hexagons do you think there'll be by the end of the month?

It may or may not help to know that I started in early January; the photo above was taken and posted on May 23rd when there are 72 finished hexagons. As of right now (Saturday, August 11, 5:30 PM CST), there are 107 finished hexagons.

There'll be at least 108 by the end of the day, likely 109 or even 110. They are all that I'm knitting at the moment. As we all know, that can change at any time (hey, look, there's a new issue of Twist Collective!). But for now, hexis are it and we are exclusive.

  • Leave a comment on this post for your best guess as to how many finished hexagons there will be at the end of the day on Friday, August 31st (CST), at which time the contest will close.
  • The winner will have the closest guess; in the event of a tie, we'll leave it to random.org to decide.
  • There will be a second winner randomly drawn from all entries.
  • A lovely prize package will likely include some Make.Do hand-dyed yarn!

Time to catch up… and knit some hexagons! Good luck!!


71 thoughts on “105

  1. And of course… the day I finally vow to get caught up on your blog, you’re having a giveaway. So now I look like a total lurker!!! *Sigh* Oh well. Um…. 186!

  2. Hmmmm, I’m better at the jelly bean jar thing… how many ARE in there. Not how many WILL be in there. Randomly generated answer 189

  3. I’m thinking you’d aim for 200 and still couldn’t stop……so I’m guessing 206.
    Can’t wait to see them put together!!! Is the pattern your own or is it published somewhere? I really like it.

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