I made a start on The Beekeeper's Quilt, on Thursday at our Sit and Knit session. Both Angie and I are going to make one each and I am pleased to say she walked me through the pattern. I would not have been able to decipher the pattern on my own, so was grateful for her help. Although I can knit I only really do pretty basic stuff.
I am using the 3.5 mm dpn's (double pointed needles) as suggested in the pattern, along with Paton's Canadiana Yarn. Angie is using 5 mm dpn's and a similar thickness yarn; slightly thicker than mine.
This is what our first hexie turned out like. I stuffed mine and it's around 3 inches high, and Angie did not stuff hers.
They come together quite quickly once you get the hang of it.
I also learned some new skills in knitting, so all in all a good thing. I figure I may need around 400 - 600 of these hexie's so as I said in the title, this is a long term project!