NEW PATTERN || THE BRADWAY SHAWL!

NEW PATTERN || THE BRADWAY SHAWL!

I love to knit & wear my handknits in the summer. So when the warm weather rolls around I'm all about still wearing my pretty shawls. Our newest pattern - BRADWAY, is all about summer. It's inspired by jean cut-offs, summer night strolls, camping, and lakeside relaxation with loved ones - BRADWAY is that warm, lazy feeling summer brings.

Textured twisted ribs & knit purl combos make for a modern rustic triangular shawl that’s a fun & relaxing knit. BRADWAY will be your shawl of choice for cool evenings around the campfire & lazy summer night strolls.

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GIVEAWAY || FAT QUARTER SHOP FABRIC GIVEAWAY!

GIVEAWAY || FAT QUARTER SHOP FABRIC GIVEAWAY!

It's been a while since we had a fabric giveaway so in honor of my bday this past weekend (turned the good ol'38) I'm in the mood to giveaway some fabric! Who's in the mood to win a $75 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop? Yay!

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SOMETHING NEW IS COMING SOON - A MINI-KAL!

SOMETHING NEW IS COMING SOON - A MINI-KAL!

Think jean cut offs, lakeside, campfires, summer night strolls, and lazy weekends.....and you'll have our newest upcoming knitting pattern and mini knit-along!

Textured twisted ribs & knit purl combos make for a modern rustic triangular shawl that’s both a fun & relaxing knit. Our new pattern will be your shawl of choice for cool evenings around the campfire & lazy summer night strolls.

We'll be hosting a little mini-knit along over the next few weeks to celebrate the upcoming release of our newest knitting pattern! Watch for a special discount code & more fun next week!!

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KNIT ALONG || STARRING YOU!!!

KNIT ALONG || STARRING YOU!!!

Are you all ready for our Tops, Tanks & Tees Knit Along STARRING YOU post? Yay! I love seeing your gorgeous projects all in one post! So inspiring! You guys rocked this year's KAL!

After going through all the finished project pictures I noticed a strong trend towards blues, teals and neutrals. It's always interesting to see what colors everyone chooses and which ones get used the most! Because of this I decided to showcase your projects below in some fun color groupings! You all look fabulous and so do your projects!!

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CREATIVITY || THE IMPORTANCE OF HANDMADE MEMORIES

CREATIVITY || THE IMPORTANCE OF HANDMADE MEMORIES

I had a wonderful reminder recently of the importance of making handmade memories and how powerful they can truly be. My Omi, who is an avid knitter, loved to make Cowichan Sweaters, vests etc. We all had them when I was growing up - my parents, my Omi and Opa, my sisters and I, you name it - we wore it.

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KNIT ALONG || TOPS, TANKS & TEES KNIT ALONG GIVEAWAY

KNIT ALONG || TOPS, TANKS & TEES KNIT ALONG GIVEAWAY

It's the end of the Tops, Tanks & Tees Knit Along & that means it's time for our TTTKAL Giveaway!!! Congratulations!!! You guys made it!!!

Our awesome sponsors help to keep our knit alongs running and super fun every year! They are so generous and supportive so please make sure to visit their websites and show them some love!

You guys ready to see what you could win? Yay! I'm seriously drooling over these prizes! In next week's post I will have them split into 3 prize packages!

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READING || GIRL'S GUIDE TO DIY FASHION BOOK REVIEW!

READING || GIRL'S GUIDE TO DIY FASHION BOOK REVIEW!

I love to sew and being a mom to 2 girls, one of my hopes is that they will both also love to sew. Rachel Low's new book - "Girl's Guide to DIY Fashion" is a breath of fresh air in our house. Both my girls went crazy for it and were begging to get sewing after flipping through the bright, colorful and inspiring pages!

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SEWING || PATTERNS ON MY CUTTING TABLE

SEWING || PATTERNS ON MY CUTTING TABLE

It's felt like eons since I last sewed. With my back injury sewing has taken way longer to get back into. I'm dying to get back on my machine and whip up a few new additions to my summer wardrobe.

Even though I haven't sewed them yet, I've got the following patterns bought, printed and almost ready to start!

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KNIT ALONG || TO EXTEND OR NOT TO EXTEND

KNIT ALONG || TO EXTEND OR NOT TO EXTEND

That time has come....our Tops, Tanks & Tees Knit Along Deadline is here. But who am I kidding...we never end on our deadlines...lol. We always vote to see if you would all like an extension.

So fill out the poll below and cast your vote if you'd like to extend the deadline to next week or not.

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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!



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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 Β© 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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