A few months ago, I bought the Beekeepers Quilt by Tiny Owl Knits.
It is the perfect not-much-time project, and as a serial-project-starter, I get the instant satisfaction of starting new hexipuffs constantly, but I often finish them in one go.
I am making the entire blanket out of wool yarn (varies between 'just wool', merino, alpaca, sock yarn so far), a lot of it I am/have dyed myself. The hexis are being stuffed with alpaca roving (from my spinning) and they are so warm, soft and squishy!!
I have tried a few different cast ons, I did the one as described in the pattern, but somehow I ended up with this strange looking edge... (yellow)
Then I tried an odd style I improvised (I am sure someone, somewhere has already done this..) but I cast on the first number of stitches (the half for one needle), then I knit that row, without slipping the stitches off. So I ended up with the CO stitches of one needle, then the same amount of stitches on the other, ready for the first row. This worked well enough, but it got a bit tight to work after the first few stitches, so I had to use a crochet hook to pull the stitches through and slip them on the needle. (green)
Next, I can't remember what I tried, but it worked a lot better! Now I wish I had written it down, so I could keep using that method, but I will just have to hope I do it again. (blue)
I might try Judys Magic Cast On for some hexis, it makes a nice edge for toe-up and some in-the-round projects, but I like the definite edge that the other cast ons give me.I have 16 so far, there is 17 in the pic, but I realised one was wrong, so DS has taken it and calls it his 'ticket'. It goes with him to daycare in his pocket.