Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Curls Giveaway + WIP Wednesday

Did you miss my review of Hunter Hammersen's new book, Curls, earlier this week? If so, I highly recommend clicking here before you read any further. Ok, all caught up? That's great, because I have one print copy of Curls to give away to a lucky blog reader! Use the widget below for your chance to win this awesome prize which was generously donated by Hunter herself. I'll announce the winner next Wednesday, February 4. Good luck!

And now, on to the WIPs! I couldn't resist casting on for the first shawl in the book, Caesious, using some of my handspun yarn:
I love how it's knitting up! I spun this super-sproingy 2-ply using Malabrigo Nube, and it's more or less a sport weight. I chose US 6 needles so that the fabric was just the right amount of light and airy. I'm participating in the Caesious KAL which is happening here in the Violently Domestic Ravelry group, and it's been fun to see everyone else's projects shared in the thread.

It's been a while since I posted a progress shot of my Block Island Pullover, and I am still plugging away! On Monday, I noticed a small mistake in the stripes, but decided to keep it as a "design feature." Can you spot it?
No? The second set of stripes (from the bottom up) is just ever so slightly thinner than the set below them. OOPS! Honestly, it doesn't really bother me that much, and by the time I noticed it, I was way too far along to justify ripping back, even if it did keep me up a bit at night. Thankfully, I haven't been losing sleep over it.

I've also made some progress on my sock yarn baby sweater! Ironically, it looks less sweater-like as I knit, but I think it will all come together nicely when it comes time to seam.
Hope your own projects are going well this week!


  1. Hi - I'd saw your post on ravelry and I'd love to enter your giveaway but the entry form isn't loading :(
    May I please enter by leaving this comment?
    Thanks - Quinn on rav

    1. Hi Quinn! Sorry to hear the form isn't loading for you - have you tried a different browser? If that doesn't work, go ahead and PM your entry info my way on Ravelry - I can manually enter your email address to ensure that your entry is counted!

    2. Thanks, I came back and tried again - success :)