Friday, March 09, 2012

Zauberball puffs

Like everything else, other than maybe shelving books, my hexipuff output has slowed over the last few weeks. I have three lonely puffs to show off today, and they are all made of Zauberball that Pinkundine sent me.

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Yes, I know I had an informal rule about only doing two puffs from each yarn... I've broken that rule a few times now, especially with long colour-repeat yarns. A hexipuff is small enough that with Zauberball each one turns out a different colour! Nearly. The pictures don't show it very well, but one of the puffs here is very orange, one is brilliant red, and the other is a lovely sunset gradient from red to fuschia. (I ran out of yarn, so I finished the puff with some other pink yarn I had around, but I think it works okay.) I have more Zauberball for puffs, so there will be purple ones coming as well.

Zauberball is a bit thin for hexipuffs with my gauge, so some of the stuffing shows through a bit. I find this is the case with some of the other yarns I've been using as well. Interestingly, when I used up some different Zauberball in a puff a while back, it was even thinner, so I doubled it, which didn't seem necessary here... I know there can be lots of variation in thickness within one skein, but there seems to be variation between skeins as well.

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  1. Those are so pretty! I really need to try a Zauberball, the colors are to die for. I also wouldn't limit yourself with the "two puff" rule, especially because of the color repeats. This will be such a pretty blanket!

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  2. They look so cute :) I didn't know there was a 2 puff rule... Good thing they come out so differently! I wonder if using a smaller needle and casting on a couple of extra stitches would help the thinness at all? When I was making socks the yarn was so fuzzy that I didn't notice it was thinner than usual sock yarns!

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    1. It's not really a rule - just that I usually get bored after two puffs in one yarn. Plus, it gives me an excuse to overdye the rest of the yarn so I can keep using it. (No way I'm overdyeing Zauberball, though!)

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  3. So lovely! I love way hexipuffs look in gradient yarns. I've got a few balls of zauberball knocking about, but mine are all laceweight and I'm far too lazy to do any pattern adjustment maths at the moment, so I'll have to admire your puffs for the time being :)

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