KNIT ALONG || CHOOSING YARNS FOR WARM WEATHER WITH SPECIAL GUEST POM POM MAGAZINE!

KNIT ALONG || CHOOSING YARNS FOR WARM WEATHER WITH SPECIAL GUEST POM POM MAGAZINE!

I'm so excited to have Meghan of Pom Pom Quarterly here today to chat with us all about choosing yarns for warm weather for our Tops, Tanks & Tees Knit Along! Pom Pom Quarterly is one of my favorite knitting mags! It's definitely a treat for any knitter! Pom Pom Mag is filled with fun patterns, great styling, articles and more! It's the type of mag you will keep for years to come! They are beautifully put together and I highly recommend them!

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GIVEAWAY || HOME & AWAY BY HANNAH FETTIG OF KNITBOT!

GIVEAWAY || HOME & AWAY BY HANNAH FETTIG OF KNITBOT!

Who's in the mood to win my new favorite knitting book? I'm giving away a signed copy of Home & Away by Hannah Fettig of Knitbot!!!!

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KNIT ALONG || RAVELRY THREAD TIPS - TOPS, TANKS & TEES KNIT ALONG

KNIT ALONG || RAVELRY THREAD TIPS - TOPS, TANKS & TEES KNIT ALONG

My favorite part of our knit alongs is the wonderful and amazing community of knitters who join in each year!

What makes knit alongs so fun? Community and frienships (both new & old). One thing I notice and treasure so much is the loving and kind group of knitters in our Ravelry group. You guys are always busily chatting away (I can hardly keep up..lol) and sharing, inspiring, helping, teaching and just enjoying knitting with each other virtually.

Ravelry is fun to use but can sometimes seem intimidating if you've never used it. Here's some tips below to get the most out of our knit along thread!

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MOMENTS || I'M ON THE WOOLFUL PODCAST!!!

You guys, I'm beyond excited to announce that I'm today's guest on the WOOLFUL Podcast! Weeeeee!



Seriously, this is one of my favorite podcasts and it's truly a "pinch me now" kind of moment to be a guest! Ashely is such a beautiful talent and it's been so wonderful to watch how fast this awesome podcast of hers has bloomed!

It's such an honor to have been asked to be a guest and to be included among so many amazing and talented people! Seriously, I'm freaking out big time here...lol! I listen and re-listen to some of Ashley's podcasts because there is always such a wealth of wonderful information that I don't want to miss a thing. I love to sit at my computer with a cup of hot coffee and sit back and soak it in. So yah, I'm still happy dancing around my house like a dork - but hey, dorks rule;

Aside from being an awesome podcaster, Ashley has a great blog, a lovely mercantile (drool!) and is also one of the designers behind Little Woolens along with the lovely Annie Claire. If you don't follow her instagram feed it's a must. It's filled with inspiration, her families journey starting a fiber mill, and lots of other fun pics!



woolful podcast

I hope you will all enjoy my chat with Ashley. I could have talked with her for hours. So grab yourself a hot cuppa, pull up a comfy seat and pop on over to WOOLFUL and give it a listen. You can also enter to win 5 PATTERNS of mine! Winner's choice! Comment on the Woolful blog to win!

A HUUUUGE thank you to Ashley for asking me to be a guest and for having such an inspiring and wonderful podcast! I hope we can chat again soon! I had so much fun!

You can find the WOOLFUL podcast HERE and also don't miss out on Ashely's gorgeous blog, and her rockin' shop below.

PODCAST  \\  WEBSITE  \\  MERCANTILE 

Are you a fan of WOOLFUL? What was your fave episode? Do you love listening to podcasts too?

KNIT ALONG || TOPS, TANKS & TEES KICK OFF!

KNIT ALONG || TOPS, TANKS & TEES KICK OFF!

It's here! Ready, set.......get knitting!!!! It's cast on day for our annual Tops, Tanks & Tees Knit Along 2015! Knit along with us this spring to add a lovely new top, tank or tee to your summer wardrobe! It's lots of fun!

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KNITTING || TOPS, TANKS & TEES KNIT ALONG DATES!

It's almost time for our annual Tops, Tanks & Tees Knit Along! I'm so excited to announce our #TTTKAL, which is one of our two annual knit alongs, is starting next week! Yay!

We encourage you to explore different fibers to knit with and to make yourself a new fave garment that can be worn during the warmer months! No reason to put those knits away just because it's hot out!

Whether it's a tank top, a tee shirt, a top, or even a cardi - as long as it doesn't have full length sleeves you can knit it for our TTTKAL!


So mark your calendars and get ready for our 2015 Tops, Tanks & Tees Knit Along!

May 13th - June 3rd

The knit along will run tentatively from May 13th until June 3rd but there's always a possibility for an extension.

Sign ups and the TTTKAL Homepage where you will find all things Top, Tanks & Tees Knit Along will be live next week.

Use #TTTKAL for all your projects & on social media!


In the meantime don't fret - there's already a pre-TTTKAL thread going in our Ravelry group HERE so jump in on the fun!

Do you already have a project picked out? Will you be joining in for the TTTKAL?

PS. My back injury that I posted about last week is unfortunately worse than we originally thought. It's going to be a longer recovery time and right now I'm supposed to sit as little as possible. This is making it really hard for me to be on the computer right now so it's going to be quiet on the blog front until next week. But I'm hoping to be back soon! I miss you guys!

Image © Quince & Co., pattern Azalea by Pam Allen.

MAKING || MOTHERS DAY PROJECT IDEAS

MAKING || MOTHERS DAY PROJECT IDEAS

Mother's Day is just around the corner and we've got some fun & quick projects that would make wonderful Mother's Day gifts for the special women in your life!

Whether you sew or knit, we think any of these would bring a smile to her face & hopefully to yours while you make it! Happy making for Mother's Day! Hopefully you'll find a great gift to make & give and while you're at it treat yourself to one too!

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MOMENTS || THAT DARN SPRAIN

My apologies that it's been awfully quiet around here. The back that I've spent years trying to gain strength back in gave out on me after I caught a bad cough. One wrong cough and whoops - thar she went. Sprained joint.



I'm on the mend though. It's hard to sit though and that means no computer work for me (or sewing) - boo urns. I'm trying to remain optimistic though and look at the bright side. If I hadn't started exercising and being more healthy these last 3 mths my back would be way worse right now. I can walk, so I'm thankful for that and I'm super excited to get back to my work out routine. I'm missing it and so is my mind/body.



I hope to be back online next week but in the meantime cheer me up with what you've been busy making! I would love to hear about what you've got on the go - sewing, knitting, drawing - you name it, I want to hear and see it! Leave a comment below or tag your projects with #veryshannon online so I can see them.

GIVEAWAY || SAILOR TOP PATTERN & FABRIC FROM FANCY TIGER CRAFTS!

GIVEAWAY || SAILOR TOP PATTERN & FABRIC FROM FANCY TIGER CRAFTS!

Since I've been sewing up a storm the last week I figured it was only fitting to get you all sewing too! So it's time for a giveaway ladies! Who wants to win a Sailor Top Pattern by Fancy Tiger Crafts & fabric to make it in? Yay!

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SEWING || LINDEN, WIKSTEN & CITY GYM SHORTS!

SEWING || LINDEN, WIKSTEN & CITY GYM SHORTS!

I went on a bit of a sewing frenzy last week! With the warm weather starting here already I've been amping up my spring/summer handmade wardrobe! I recently made a new Linden sweatshirt, Wiksten tank and a pair of City Gym Shorts!

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KNIT ALONG || GILMORE GIRLS KNIT ALONG STARRING YOU!

KNIT ALONG || GILMORE GIRLS KNIT ALONG STARRING YOU!

It's time for my favorite part of every one of our knit alongs - STARRING YOU! I love getting to show off all your hard work and lovelies on the blog! Check out some of the gorgeous projects that were made during our Gilmore Girls Knit Along this year!

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READING || HOME & AWAY BY HANNAH FETTIG OF KNITBOT

READING || HOME & AWAY BY HANNAH FETTIG OF KNITBOT

When Hannah Fettig of Knitbot told me she was working on a new book a while back I have to admit I seriously did a happy jig. Hannah has been one of my favorite designers for years and her newest collection, Home & Away, definitely does not disappoint! This gorgeous new book, filled with 9 pieces that are everyday wearable & true to Hannah's clean aesthetic, is a must have for any knitters bookshelf.

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KNIT ALONG || GILMORE GIRLS KNIT ALONG GIVEAWAY!

KNIT ALONG || GILMORE GIRLS KNIT ALONG GIVEAWAY!

Ok, first things first, you guys are amazing. The Gilmore Girls Knit Along has been such a fun surprise knit along. I've loved all the chit chat with so many of you who also love this show as much as I do. Gilmore Girls and the Lorelai Shawl will always have a special little place in my heart.

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CRUSHES || NEWEST ADDITIONS TO THE FABRIC STASH

CRUSHES || NEWEST ADDITIONS TO THE FABRIC STASH

It's been a while since I showed some of the newest additions to my fabric stash! The lovelies below from Art Gallery Fabrics could not be resisted! They were definitely must haves!

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SPRING SALE! SAVE 15% OFF!


IT'S TIME FOR OUR SPRING SALE!


Save 15% OFF our ENTIRE shop with the code "SPRINGSALE" from now until Tuesday, April 7th, 2015, midnight, PST.*

Sale valid in our website, Ravelry and Etsy shops.

SHOP /// ETSY /// RAVELRY

Happy making and creating and thanks for all of your support!

*Sale excludes ebooks and print books.


GIVEAWAY || WOOL AND THE GANG YARN & PATTERN SNOOD DOG KIT!

GIVEAWAY || WOOL AND THE GANG YARN & PATTERN SNOOD DOG KIT!

Who's in the mood for a giveaway? Yay! I'm so excited to be giving away an awesome Wool and the Gang Snood Dog Yarn & Pattern Kit from our sponsor Fabricspark!

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CREATIVITY || MAKING OURSELVES #3 - SPIRALIZING & VEGGIE GARDENS

CREATIVITY || MAKING OURSELVES #3 - SPIRALIZING & VEGGIE GARDENS

This month for Making Ourselves my focus has been on food. Not a diet, but healthy lifestyle changes. You see I hate to cook...most of the time. Realistically I would much rather be sewing or knitting! Let's face it - cooking eats up into the creative time that I enjoy best. But now that we moved into our house my hubby gets home later and guess who has to make dinner most nights? That's right - me. Insert sad face.

So instead of whining about it and feeling bad for myself I made the decision to try not to let it add stress to my day and instead to focus on the things in cooking that I "do" enjoy. Like color, interesting textures, controlling my diet, trying new things and of course, using my spiralizer! Seriously people - spiralizing is the most fun I've ever had cooking (and how funny are those leftover bits of zucchini? I lmao every. single. time). I couldn't resist showing you all some of the things I've been doing this past month to change my food habits.

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GILMORE GIRLS KNIT ALONG || WHICH GILMORE GIRL CHARACTER ARE YOU?

GILMORE GIRLS KNIT ALONG || WHICH GILMORE GIRL CHARACTER ARE YOU?

The Gilmore Girls Knit Along is in full swing! I've been so excited watching all of your projects being cast on! I've loved what's been providing our knitters with inspiration for this KAL so I couldn't resist sharing it on the blog!

I've always wanted to do a wip collage during a KAL this so I thought this would be a fun one to try it out on! Now that the blog has moved I have many more options available to me to showcase all your projects easily! See below for pics of some of the yarns and projects being knit up for the GGKAL! Aren't they pretty?

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READING || FAT QUARTERS BOOK REVIEW

READING || FAT QUARTERS BOOK REVIEW

I'm so excited to finally get to show you all the brand new book Fat Quarters: Small Fabrics, More Than 50 Big Ideas from Lark Crafts that I've got 2 projects in!

You all know how much I love me a fat quarter. They are such a fun and affordable way to play with fabrics and stock up on your fave prints without breaking the bank. There truly is a plethora of projects you can easily make with fat quarters and this book has over 50 of them!

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THE NEW BLOG IS LIVE!

The migration is over and we survived - yay! I'm so excited to have the blog in the same home as my website! I hope you will all enjoy it too!

Please bear with us as we tweak and edit things over the next few days. If you see some wonky posts etc. our apologies. We're working hard behind the scenes to re-format things and spiffy all the lovelies up for you!

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I hope you'll enjoy the convenience of having the blog here on veryshannon.com and enjoy the website and find it user friendly. I'm very excited and can't wait to jump right in!