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Make the Most of the End of Summer

In some parts of the country you creative types are already looking at worsted weight projects and toasty slippers. But down here in far South Texas, we are still in the thick of summer. Wherever you happen to live, there is still time for a few last weeks of tank wearing weather.

To help you (and me) out, I did a little research to seek out my last summer pattern. Whether you choose to sew or knit, here are a few simple patterns that are ready to go.

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“Yarn is Oxygen for My Hands”

You may already be aware of this lovely lady but just in case you’re not… Melody Hoffman of Mandarine’s is a knitting pattern designer and natural crafter. Her designs all have the spirit of the outdoors. She also sells naturally died yarn in small batches that work beautifully with her patterns.

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The Spincycle

Well, it took me a while but it is finished… The Spincycle Poncho. This was an incredible easy knit but with moving twice and renovating 2 houses, I wasn’t able to pick up the needles very often. This is a great beginner knit and is a free Ravelry download. I used a handspun looking yarn that I scored at Tuesday Morning. If you are diligent, you can find some very interesting yarns! What is your next project? Mine is going to be an orange sweater knit with gorgeous Madeline Tosh yarn. Yum!!

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