By | January 14, 2015

Guess what I have?

Curls book cover

It’s a copy of Curls: Versatile, Wearable Wraps to Knit at Any Gauge. Whee! So many pretty patterns.

For months now, I’ve had sneak peeks of the book-in-progress as Hunter and I collaborated on stitch maps for the electronic version of the book. I’ve even been knitting my own Curl.

tip of a Curl

Truthfully? I finished the knitting weeks ago. (Ah, the advantages of early sneak peeks!) But it’s been languishing since then, unblocked and unworn. More on that story in another blog post.

Back to the book… even with all those sneak peeks, even with a Curl practically done, I’m still thrilled that Hunter chose to share a physical copy of the book with me. There’s just something special about sitting down with a paper book, slowing flipping the pages, savoring every photo. Don’t you agree?

Actually, Hunter gave me TWO copies of the book. Want one? Comment on this blog post, and I’ll choose a lucky winner at random next Monday, the 19th. Use your real email address when you comment so I can contact you, okay? (I won’t use the email addresses for any other purpose, I promise!)


Angela on January 14, 2015 at 3:29 pm.

That cover is so enticing!

Keri Cribbs on January 14, 2015 at 3:31 pm.

I can never get enough books!!!! And choose-your-own-yarn-and-gauge books are my very favorite!

Ruby Cruse on January 14, 2015 at 3:54 pm.

I love my physical copy of the book. I need to go look at my e-copy of the book. But I do love it. No, I don’t want to win, but just to tell you that I love the book and I love Stitch Maps. Cannot wait to be in your classes at DFW Fiber Fest in March.


Jill Krone on January 14, 2015 at 3:59 pm.

It looks like a really beautiful publication. Thanks for sharing. Texasjill on Ravelry

Kris McNyset on January 14, 2015 at 5:01 pm.

This book looks fantastic! So much pretty.

Maggie M on January 14, 2015 at 5:36 pm.

Can’t wait to see your blocked curl. I think I’ll start with Icterine, but there are many that will be in my queue. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Michele on January 14, 2015 at 5:43 pm.

I love the look of shawls that curl!

Rose on January 14, 2015 at 5:46 pm.

I have heard so much about this book. Such pretty shawls!

Kira on January 14, 2015 at 5:53 pm.

Looks fabulous!

Celia Stapleton on January 14, 2015 at 6:32 pm.

Love the texture in Curls!! Great shawl.

Yvonne on January 14, 2015 at 8:26 pm.

I keep looking at this book and it looks awesome! I have it on my wish list and would love to win a copy!

Jules O on January 14, 2015 at 10:41 pm.

Be really interested to see how the stitch map works on these patterns, I hear great things about it!!

Terri R on January 14, 2015 at 11:57 pm.

Thanks for this opportunity! Great looking book!

Sean Riley on January 15, 2015 at 4:23 am.

Curls? I’m intrigued! Love the new and inventive things coming out lately!

Jeph on January 15, 2015 at 5:40 am.

These look really interesting – it never ceases to amaze me what we can do with two sticks and a piece of string.

Gypsygirl on January 15, 2015 at 10:38 am.

I have heard so much about this book!!!! Hope to see it IRL soon!!!

Teri L on January 15, 2015 at 10:45 am.

Love the wrap shown on the front of the book and eager to see yours when you have it ready to show us. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of this book.

James on January 15, 2015 at 11:29 am.

I am trying to think of something to actually say in my comment, but I’m home sick and feeling whiny so, er, knitting yay!

Beverly on January 15, 2015 at 1:07 pm.

Poor little Curl…all bunched up and nowhere to go. I’d love to see what it looks like once blocked.

Mary Kay Bishop on January 15, 2015 at 4:58 pm.

That looks like an awesome book. I am looking forward to seeing you again at DFW Fiber Fest!

Tricia Welton-Hinkle on January 15, 2015 at 5:11 pm.

As much as I love e-books I always have to buy the physical book. There really is something about pouring over the pages of knitting pattern books one by one that can’t be delivered with an e-book. That, and if the zombie apocolypse does come and the world goes dark I’ll still have a beautiful book to enjoy.

Nadine on January 15, 2015 at 6:40 pm.

I love the textures. I want to explore them all.

Browncurls on January 15, 2015 at 6:43 pm.

As a curly girl, I’m naturally drawn to a book about curly knitting projects!

Sheila on January 16, 2015 at 12:21 am.

I’ve been admiring this book and would really love to win a copy!

Gina C. on January 16, 2015 at 5:05 am.

Maybe your curl isn’t blocked yet because it looks super cosy just the way it is. I love the look of that fabric, unblocked…and am imagining it in a generously large size.

Cathy on January 16, 2015 at 5:13 am.

I’ve heard wonderful things about this book but haven’t seen it yet.

joyce wyatt on January 16, 2015 at 5:15 am.

I love knitting books with new and innovative techniques.

Erica Anne Kuntz on January 16, 2015 at 6:37 am.

I’m so intrigued by this collaboration. The Curl is simply enchanting. Viva les stitch maps! Viva le bathtub reading! (You can’t really enjoy an eBook in the tub, in my opinion!)
Two of the most clever minds in the knitosphere… Wow! This is exciting!

Kathy on January 16, 2015 at 7:02 am.

I have been trying to figure out how to justify buying another book. I love the patterns in curls!

Susan on January 16, 2015 at 7:45 am.

Absolutely fascinating I would love to win, but in any case, thanks for the give away

Kelly Magill on January 16, 2015 at 1:27 pm.

How wonderfully lovely!

Beverly on January 17, 2015 at 1:49 am.

Thank you, for the give away. Hope to win.

Shelda on January 17, 2015 at 8:37 pm.

I love the stitch maps in the ebook. Very, very cool. And it’s so exciting to see the book doing so well. I’ve long been a fan of Hunter’s work as well as your own. Neat to see the collaboration!

Barbara L on January 19, 2015 at 4:45 pm.

This looks like a lovely book! I love the texture on your Curl and the stitch pattern on the cover photo. Looks like a great addition to a knitting library!