Wednesday, March 13, 2013

My First 2 Hexipuffs!

As planned, I began my hexipuff adventure yesterday to commemorate the 1 year anniversary of learning I was pregnant with my boys.  Beginning a hexipuff yesterday, and remembering that joyful day was very helpful to me.  I started a KAL (Knit A-Long) on Ravelry for my pregnancy loss friends to work on hexipuffs together.  Making these little puffs are so quick and fun, and it's been helpful having a project to focus on (even though my brain is foggy with a cold right now so focusing is a bit of a task!).  

These hexipuffs will be part of my Beekeeper's Quilt.  At this time, I don't have a particular number of hexipuffs in mind right now...I'm just going to make as many as I can this year and see what happens.  

Here are my first two hexipuffs!  If you are on Ravelry, you can view my project page HERE.

My first hexipuff!  
My first hexipuff was made out of purple Luxury Sock Yarn that I had on hand.  I used size US 4 circular needles with 32" cable for magic loop.  Cast on using Judy's magic cast on.  Filled with bamboo fiber-fill.  I used the 3 needle bind off technique described in the pattern.  I found that the bind off was a bit too tight for my liking, so I didn't do it on my 2nd one.  
My 2nd hexipuff!
My 2nd hexipuff is made with the same yarn as the first (sorry the pictures aren't great, using my camera on my phone).  Used Judy's magic cast on again, filled with bamboo fiber-fill, but this time did a Kitchener Stitch bind off.  It's been a long time since I've used this kind of bind off, so will take a bit of practice to get it just right.  19 rows, 20 stitches.    

Two hexipuffs to remind me of my sweet boys.  I'm trying to decide if I want to embroider something on the puffs or not.  I'll let you know what I decide.

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