September 11, 2014

A Pillowy Pouf

I've been home for a few days working my way through a sore throat and sinus infection. Not fun, but it did give me time to finish the pouf I'd started quite a while ago. 
 I can't find my notes but to make it I used two strands of Wool-Ease Thick & Quick and 15 mm circular knitting needles without joining it in a round. It was just much easier using circulars because it was so bulky and could hang in the middle while I was knitting. 

With a few changes to suit myself,
 I mostly followed the directions from the CSI Project site, http://thecsiproject.com/2012/02/05/knitted-poufsthe-pinterest-project/#axzz3D3h7Duc1
 The yarn was nice. It had all kinds of speckly bits in it. Other patterns on the web say you're supposed to stuff the pouf with two king sized duvets but I used what I had, which was two queen sized quilts, one single bed knitted blanket and one king sized sheet. You'd probably get a smoother finish with duvets, mine looks a little bumpy. 
 Here's the top view. 

Clare thought the whole thing was very interesting. Pretty girl.