Happy August, everyone!

This is the one month in the year when I can take some time to breathe and relax - and do LOADS of knitting and crocheting!

It also means I am able to host a theme and spend a bit more time on the forum.

The KAS pattern book has a good selection of knitted and crocheted squares with different patterns and textures, for a starter. The wider Internet is alive with a rich variety of choices, if, like me you have a little more time this month and want to try some thing new.

So this is the month to rake through your stash and find all those weird bits and bobs of eyelash, fuzzy and pom-pom yarns that you never know what to do with!

Of course, this will then create space to buy some lovely new yarns...

Hopefully, that's whetted your appetite and got your creative juices flowing!

Let's see how many people are brave enough to try out at least ONE new stitch or technique this month.

As you upload your photos onto the main site, I will add them to our photo album for the month, which you can view here:


Happy creating!

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WOW Lesley!!! Great colours....and I was so surprised to read they were knitted....I assumed they were crocheted.  :))

Lol, Bev! It would have taken me MUCH longer to crochet them - I can knit while reading or watching television, but crochet still takes 110 per cent of my attention (and involves a lot of pulling out and restarting :)) !

Me too - glad to hear that I'm not the only one. They are beautifully knitted squares Lesley and will make great additions to a blanket.

This is just how I am with crochet!  I take my Plain Jane knitting to do in the cinema while watching films, but the crochet............ :o

Fantastic patterns in vibrant colors!! Thanks, Lesley!!

Lovely squares and I can just tell they are lovely to touch. 

Lovely - is this Irish Moss Stitch?  The colours laid out like this look wonderful together!

No, this is not something new, but it is Terrific to Touch!  This is a Cro Knit pattern that Sharon B and I worked out a couple of years ago ... adapted from something we found online.  (Sorry, I can't remember where but maybe Sharon can??).  If any of you TCers out there would like to give it a whirl (and if you have a double-ended hook), I'll just betcha I have the pattern in my collection somewhere.  Just let me know and I will dig it out for you :)

While searching for something new, I discovered (again) that there is a wonderful variety of patterns in our KPB as well as in Members Patterns - http://forum.knit-a-square.com/forum/categories/member-s-patterns-s... -

There is one in particular that I am going to attempt - if I can find the time to try.  It will be new to me, so please wish me luck ... in succeeding with the pattern and in finding time to try it :)) xo

Wonderful texture, Gloria.    Won't this be fun to touch over and over and over again?

I had completely forgotten about this pattern.   Thanks for the reminder and now I need to go find it again.

(This doesn't mean that my Pattern Addiction has gone too far, does it?   Surely not!   More patterns needed.)

I love this, Glo - it's quite intriguing. Is there more of the red on the back of the square? 

Thank you, Heather :o)  Here is the back of the square.  

When Cro-Knitting with 2 colors, one side of the piece will show mainly one color, and the other side will show mainly the other color :)  Because of the bobbles being on the right side, the darker color (pink, Bev) is almost hidden but will show when a child runs his or her fingers through the bobbles :))  There are no bobbles on the back, so that side will be mainly pink ... xo

Wow it's gorgeous! A child will just love exploring this...



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