Get Woolly With it: Bambeanies
preamble-I have notified the winner of the pixie dust giveaway! That giveaway is now closed.
Dear fellow kid hat lovers–there is a new book in town you simply must take a good look at!
Bambeanies is Woolly’s FOURTH book and I think they are just getting better and better. Perhaps its because this one is so very much in my knitzone, but it also could be the really adorable kids (including Woolly’s own son). I do love a cute kid in a fabulous hat! One of my favorites is Quatra, pictured below. I love the fun spiky top, and the quirky buttons, and even the zig-zag brim.
As part of the blog tour I got the opportunity to ask Woolly some questions. I decided to go a little bit obscure, but still knitting related. I made Woolly chose between a series of options and here’s how it turned out. She definitely cheated a little on some of the answers :) Enjoy!
1) Lace, Cables, Texture, or Colorwork
Anything with texture! I’m a tactile sort, so lace cables or other textured patterns will win me over every time.
2) Black, Brown, Grey or PINK
Hehe – black or grey, every time!
3) Beret, Beanie, Pixie or Slouch
Oooh, all of them? I guess if I had to, this would be my preference: pixie, slouch, beret, beanie. Or perhaps: pixie, beret, slouch, beanie? All Hat styles are the best!
4) Sideways, Bottom-up or Top-down
Always sideways – it’s a construction method that I just love. Then I’d choose bottom up over top down, purely because I prefer the look of decreases for the crown over increases.
5) Even or Odd
Even. I like odd, for the sake of it’s oddness, but when it comes to pattern construction, I like things balanced.
6) Over the ears or on top of them
Over the ears, always. There’s nowt worse than cold ears!
7) Solid or Variegated
Somewhere inbetween? Solids are great for texture, and I use them a lot. Yet I also love to support indie dyers, and as heavily variegated can be quite limiting in terms of design, semi-solids are a winner.
8) Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall
Winter or Fall. Woolly Hat seasons!
9) Sock, Worsted or Bulky
Worsted would always be my preference, though lately I’ve been having fun with finer yarns, including 4ply/sock.
10) DPNs or Magic Loop
I always seem to get into a bit of a tangle with magic loop! DPNs have always been my preference, yet I’ve moved over to circulars for the body section of a Hat (love me some interchangeables) and for ease of use, I ought to get to grips with magic loop. But until then, it’s DPNs all the way for crown shaping.
To celebrate the launch of the book, Woolly’s going to give one winner a hard copy of the book, and one an electronic copy on Tot Toppers. To enter the giveaway, simply post a comment on this post telling me why you agree or disagree with one of Woolly’s sentiment’s above. Can’t wait to hear your knitterly preferences. I will draw two winners randomly next Monday! Good luck.
Winners have been chosen and the giveaway is closed! No run off and purchase your copy if you weren’t one of them :)