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We're Having a Christmas in July SALE!




I don't know why but the term Christmas in July always makes me chuckle. Isn't the one holiday in December enough? Apparently not.

If you're a knitter/crocheter like myself though, now is actually the perfect time to start planning and making all the gifts you'll be distributing when the real holiday season is finally upon us. So, I guess it's not that funny after all.

Acts of Knittery is having a Christmas in July sale on all individual knitting and crochet patterns (sorry, no eBooks collections) until 7/27/14 11:59 PM EST. All patterns purchased from our Ravelry store are already marked down 25% so there's no need for a coupon code.

All patterns can be purchased here.

Happy knitting and crocheting! :)

Another Quickie Project: Simple Mesh Cowl

Most people are still in the grip of Summer's relaxing vibe, including myself, so tackling a huge complicated project may still feel a bit daunting. Here's a quick, easy and addictive crochet cowl that can be worked up poolside, while at a BBQ or even in the comfort of your own home under the air conditioner.

The Simple Mesh Cowl can be made from any DK or even Sport weight yarn you wish. It works up wonderfully in cotton and cotton blend yarns and has a wonderful drape. I made the cowl shown here in Rowan Purelife Cotton yarn. Sadly, it has been discontinued so I also made another cowl out of Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Cotton yarn and found it to be a wonderful substitution.



The Simple Mesh Cowl pattern is available on Ravelry here.

A Quick Summer Project: Floral Bun Cover

For those who have medium to long hair, do you ever feel like you're stuck in style a rut? Do you always wear your hair in a ponytail or bun style? I'm guilty as charged, especially in the Summer. I detest feeling any hair on my neck or even forehead for that matter. Even though I did just chop my hair into a chin length bob I still have enough to make a cute ponytail or bun.

This lacy bun cover is a quick crochet project that can be made from any Sport of Fingering weight yarn. And it'll help dress up that hair bun. The back and sides of the cover are worked in a double crochet stitch to give it (and your hair bun) a more rounded shape and it also prevents hair strands from peeking through.

I made the one below from M & K Eco Baby Bomull cotton yarn in the shade Pink. This yarn is ultra soft and really nice to work with.



The Floral Bun Cover pattern is available here on Ravelry.