For some reason, August always seems to be filled with birthdays. Family birthdays and yarny-friend birthdays often warrant some knitted goodness, especially in places where August happens to fall in the middle of winter.

These projects will be winging their way south tomorrow, almost certainly not in time to make it to the birthday pair on Monday, but still not too late I hope.




Project notes Pattern: Treenah, by Megan Marshall from Issue 1 of The Inside Loop. Crocheted from Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca silk, 3 skeins, 4mm hook. This was a great project - easy to follow charts and enough happening in the pattern to keep it interesting without being too hard. I think I shortened the pattern a bit maybe, I just kept going until I ran out of yarn. It’s plenty long enough though.



Project notes Pattern: Koolhaas, by Jared Flood from Interweave Knits Holiday Knits (but I bought it from Knitting Daily). Knitted from half a skein of Malabrigo Merino Worsted. I never measured my gauge and it was perhaps a bit loose with this yarn as the women’s size is plenty big enough for Neil. I love the attention to detail in the decreasing particularly - the crown spirals down to a perfect finish.

I have one or two more August gifts, but they are destined for people who hang around here - so there’ll be no pictures just yet ;-)

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Thanks so much to everyone who has answered the survey so far in yesterday’s post- it will be open until Sunday. Don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered in the draw! It’s been really interesting watching the stats and reading everyone’s answers - as I suspected, a lot of things coming up in the suggestions are things I have in mind already. So I’m on the right track. For those who asked about the spin-a-long, yes it will be back :) hopefully soon, and in a slightly different format.

The website is a bit of a mess at the moment I’m afraid, but the blog won’t be affected (except sidebar links may not work), and all the tutorial downloads etc. are still available. Patterns are all now on Ravelry.


5 Responses to “Birthday Knitting”
  1. Carrie K says:

    Gorgeous! And that woven scarf you made while sick? Wow.

  2. Yogicknitter says:

    Love the hat and I also think I have some skeins of Malibrigo lurking in the stash box. Will have to look up that hat pattern in more detail.

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  4. Kate says:

    Love your Treenah. And the ribbing on your hat is perfect. :-P

  5. Lindsey Ligett says:

    OOh, very pretty birthday knits, there are some lucky recipients out there! Your Treenah looks like it has a fabulous drape, and I love that colour.

    I love the design of Koolhaas, and there is a lone skein of Malabrigo in my stash that might need to be that hat…..hmm.

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