It’s August! New Month, New Projects!

Hello my friends!

Well, it’s finally August! Here in South Africa it is Winter time, but you wouldn’t know it here on the coast! It’s been a warm season, which meant I got to go to the beach often, sit outside with some lemonade, and knit to my heart’s content!

I’ve also picked up those DPNs for the first time. I think I did pretty ok!


The hat this was supposed to be, came out horrible, though! ย I blame it on the yarn! I am not too fond of 100% acrylic. At least not the kind I’ve gotten here. It has almost no elasticity, and so when the hat was put on, it just stayed stretched outโ€ฆ it just looked bad.. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I also blame it on the fact that knitting so much k1P1, just got boring for me, so by the time I got to the decreases, I just wanted to be done with the project.


The good news is, that I got some new needles in the mail yesterday! Yay! The needles they sell here are boring gray ones, so I order from Amazon and wait in anticipation for cheery colored needles!



Also, in my mailbox, I FINALLY got my Mint Chocolate Chip lace weight superwash merino yarn!!!!! It took about a month. But it was definitely worth the wait! Hurrah!!!!



From my post about it a couple of weeks ago, you’ll remember I was trying to find a pattern for this beautyโ€ฆ I’m torn between Martina Behm’sย Magratheaย 

And,ย Laura Nelkin’sย Halli Shawl



And, finallyโ€ฆ. since I finished my bad hat (above), I started a new scarf for my hunny (below),ย The Vacation Knit by Shireen Nadir. ย It’ll be my first time at cables, but it seems easy enough from the looks of the pattern. Plus, I’m loving this blue!


The final product should, (fingers crossed) look like this:



I think both of these new projects will be great for our upcoming trip to Orlando, FL at the end of September! ย Hopefully the weather will have started getting a bit cooler by that time, so I can show off my FOs!

What’s currently on your needles? ย Have you added any new yummy yarns to your stash??