Monday, August 29, 2011

Hexipuffing Away



Since I've knit my first hexipuff, I've become completely and utterly addicted to the squishy cuteness that are hexipuffs.  I've knit 2 and crocheted one.  I did end up lightly stuffing them and I just love how much they squish up when you squeeze them!  I'm going to add a drop of lavender essential oil to a few (Maybe to 1 every 20 hexipuffs.  The quilt would be way too strong a scent if they were all scented.).  I didn't try to get gauge with these hexipuffs because initially I was just knitting them for a quilt I intend to make for myself.  Now I kinda wish I had so I could participate in the hexipuff swap on the Tiny Owl Knits group on Ravelry.  Oh well.

For the second knit hexipuff, I used Turkish CO instead of Judy's Magic CO and liked it better (and no purl ridge).  I think I'll stick with turkish CO.  Although, like one knit peep pointed out on G+, no one is going to notice once they are all sewn together.  LOL!  TRUE DAT!

I knit the hexipuffs with a 3.75mm circular needle (magic loop) and crocheted the hexipuff with a 3.25mm hook in order to get a finished size similar to that of the knit hexi(s).  I used the Apiary Puff pattern for the crocheted hexipuff.  My goal is to knit or crochet 1 puff a day!

You can buy the Beekeeper's Quilt pattern from Tiny Owl Knits.


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8 comments:

  1. I always appreciate the art of knitting because of it's smooth and pleasant look. Well, you did a great job in doing those. Wow. I hope to see more of your knits and I am so excited to look at your creative results!

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  2. need a free pattern!

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  3. This is really good job of knitting by you. I always appreciate the knitting art. I am sure it must took a lot of time and patience for you to knit this.

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  4. How did you crochet them? I don't knit so I'd love to make this using the crochet method but I have no idea where or how to start. Do you have that documented anywhere?

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    1. I believe this is the one she referred to: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-apiary-puff

      I just downloaded this, so I haven't tried it yet.

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  5. what size do they end up?

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