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Monday, August 1, 2016

Monday Moments and Welcome to August and This Month's KALs

Claude Monet's Garden at Giverny  

     I thought it'd be fun to share the KALs I'm finding for August, but I do apologize that I didn't think of this earlier.  Next time I'll post KALs for September mid-month, so that you have time to prepare. 

      Some of these KALs are starting later in the month.  If you do want to do one that starts today, go for it!  I started my Sherbet Shawl  for the  Summer 2016 KAL on the very first day of the KAL.  I hadn't intended to do it at first because the yarn was too expensive for me, but then I saw others using whatever they had in their stash, or they bought another brand and I thought that there's no reason why I can't do it.  I ordered  Chroma Fingering Yarn  in Pegasus and Groovy from Knit Picks that day (at a very reasonable price and with leftover birthday gift money) and I got it in a week.  It ends up I'm not thrown at all at being behind and I'm just happy I'm doing it.  It is a mystery KAL, so I've stopped looking at the spoiler chat and the new update to keep it a surprise for myself.

Here's some fun KALs starting today or coming up-

Hat KAL starting August 1st to End of September

from "Awesomesocks"in "Hey Sister Podcast Group" in Ravelry.

One of the suggested hats that could be knit called "Bray Cap"

Awesome Socks says-

     "Hey Everyone! This thread is to see if anyone is interested in joining us for a Hat Knit Along! We’re still working out the details, but thought it’d be fun to do it leading up to fall. WIP’s will definitely be allowed!  If you have any pattern recommendations or tips to share, we’d love to hear them!  We will definitely have prizes, but we’re still working all that out. More information will come soon!  At this point, we’re planning on making as many of these hats during the KAL as we can".  Link to join discussion and get details- Hat KAL.


Beachcomber- August 1st

"We are having a Beachcomber KAL!  Come join in on the fun and prizes during the month of August in the Chelsea Berkompas Ravelry Group!" Starts August 1st.


Sheila Published in Stana's Critters Etc. Starts August 1st

Make a Mystery toy critter!  Starts August 1st and this is a mini-stash buster!  Also think of Christmas gifts for a small one.  The pattern is Free if you sign up for the KAL and you receive the coupon code.  "Sheila is a Mystery toy KAL hosted in my group Stana's Critters etc. where you can join and sign up and receive a coupon. The coupon to receive the pattern for free will be valid during the mystery KAL"

Metro Lines MKAL by Christopher Salas  Starts August 1st

"This is my very first MKAL I designed. The name of the pattern is inspired by the design elements in one of the clues. The pattern, a triangle shawl, is a bit experimental, combining texture, short rows, and stitch patterns to keep everyone of all skill levels entertained. All it takes is two different color skeins of sock yarn that are at least 400 yards. Maybe you want to use those lovely two skeins you’ve been saving for a special project? This could be that project! The pattern will be released over four weeks. "

A Stash Buster!!!

Twins MKAL Sweater Starts August 7th

Welcome to our Twins MKAL!
     "Have you ever knitted a pullover or cardigan that is completely reversible? One that looks amazing from either side?  This pattern found its inspiration from my two horses Lizzy & K.C. (I am riding him). People who see us always comment that the two look like twins."

The First Quarter Quell begins August 1st

The First Quarter Quell by Anna Hersey, 2000Stitches 
Group: Anna Hersey Designer 
Description: Fingering weight shawl MKAL inspired by The Hunger Games. Tags indicate that it will feature cables and lace. 
Dates: Begins August 

                                                              MKAL chat thread here.

Oceanic: August- Sept KAL  Starts August 8th

     "Inspired by TheUniqueSheep’s organic cotton and bamboo fingering yarn, their “Deep Waters” colorway, World Ocean Day, and this image from Lagoon Shallows photo shoot, the design dives into the depths of ocean currents through color and texture.  The fun happens in the Knit Eco Chic group on Ravelry. Knitting begins August 8th, 2016!"


Vap'oria |mkal August 2016- Starts August 12th

"Vap'oria is a versatile scarf/shawl with an original shape, that you can easily knit at any gauge and any size, using the yarn that suits you best!"

August 2016 Sock KAL- August 15th

Through August 15, 2016 get this KAL membership and pattern for free using coupon code AUGUSTSOCK in the shopping cart at Lucky Violet Color Co. --> here.

Copperhill - MKAL Shawl Starts August 17th

"This shawl is a top down crescent shaped shawl. The pattern does not have any complicated stitches, but all but a few of the RS rows have lace work. The WS rows do not have lace work. There will be 4 clues to this MKAL. The price will adjust as each clue is released."

Nutkin Sock KAL- FREE- Starts August 1st.

And a Crescent Shawl KAL coming up August 20th!


     "Designed for the 10th anniversary of the Hill Country Yarn Crawl but open to everyone on Ravelry, this Mystery is all about the interplay of two colors combined with interesting textures.  The Mystery Knit-Along will be presented in four weekly clues, which will be arriving automatically in your Ravelry library as pattern updates - the first clue will be released on August 20th and the final clue on Sept. 10th. The cost is only $1 until Sept. 3rd; after that the pattern will be available at the regular price of $6.50.
     The pattern includes two shapes to choose from: my classic crescent shawl, worked the top down and shaped with easy garter stitch short rows; and a rectangular stole, which is worked sideways to avoid tricky center joins."

Have fun and new adventures by joining a KAL!

Claude Monet

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