Caesious, First Curls KAL

So, I think we should do a knitalong for the patterns in Curls, don’t you?  And I’m a fan of doing things in order, so we’ll start with the first pattern in the book, Caesious.

1 swans island smallNow, I’m also a big fan of relaxed knitalongs.  I am not a fan of stress or hard deadlines, so we’re going to make this easy.  All the details for this one are over the KAL thread in my ravelry group.  But the gist is knit this pattern over the next two months, show it off and talk about it in that thread, and some time after the KAL ends I’ll send someone who posted a picture of a finished project something fun in the mail.  Pretty simple really!  We’ve already got folks started, and their projects are amazing.  We’d love to have you join us!

Oh, and for anyone wondering, the word Caesious means having a blue gray color.  All the patterns in Curls are interesting color words.  (It’s also used in botany to mean having a waxy blue gray coating, think the stuff on plums, but I’m in it for the color meaning.)  There are two pronunciations (British and American) and you can hear them over here.  And yes, it does excite my dorky little heart that it has all five vowels in order.

Will it make anyone feel better if I promise that the book coming out later this year has all easy-to-pronounce, easy-to-spell pattern names?  I thought I should try one like that, just for the novelty.