They're baaaack! I'm seriously beyond excited for the release of the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life starting 11/25! I cannot wait!!! So we're bringing back the GGKAL for 2016!
I know you all are too so we thought it would be fun to have a casual knit along where we can all watch and chat all the things GG revival while knitting! Read More
It's time for the Indie Design Gift-along 2016! Yay! This is such a fun event and one I'm super happy to be a part of every year! It's such a wonderful way to join in with a friendly group of knitters to get your gifts made, have a great time and support independent designers at the same time.
Save 25% OFF on 20 patterns with code "giftalong2016" from 11/22-11/26! Read More
I'm so happy & excited to release the FEYRE shawl knitting pattern today! FEYRE was inspired by the main character Feyre, from the Court of Thorn and Roses Series by Sarah J. Maas, and is a crescent shaped shawl that embodies both the strength & softness, and the lightness & darkness that are always at play within Feyre. Relaxing to knit combinations of Stockinette stitch, Garter stitch and Slip Stitch Ribs combine to make a shawl filled with texture that's fabulous for showing off your new favorite marl, tonal or hand dyed yarn! Read More
We're hitting the road with Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul! Jane and I are so excited! We will be be heading to Vancouver, BC at the end of the month to visit some of our favourite yarn shops with the Within Trunk Show! We love getting to visit all of you and we hope you can join us for some fun! Read More
I'm thrilled to be a part of Kate Oate's (of Tot Toppers) blog tour for her gorgeous new book "Grown: Sophisticated Sweater Designs from the Maker of Tot Toppers". This lovely collection of 10 raglan-style sweater patterns are all inspired by original Tot Toppers patterns and are transitioned thoughtfully and intentionally for grown-ups. What a fun idea! The majority of the patterns in Grown are unisex (yay!) and there are also patterns just for men or women. I really loved this feature and found that the entire book was well thought out in regards to these elements for shaping, sizing etc. Read More
My girls love dolls and so do I, so I was beyond excited when my lovely friend Kate of See Kate Sew announced her new doll fabric was being released (by Riley Blake) and asked me to join in for the tour. The kids squealed and so did I! Both my girls and I were super happy when the fabric arrived to our house! I really love dolls made like this and couldn't wait to make them with the kids. Read More
Jane and I are so excited to see what projects you'll be casting on from our newest book - Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul that we thought it would be fun to run a knit along! It will be a casual, ongoing knit along where you can simply tag your projects with #withinknits on social media and join in on Ravelry! Read More
THANK YOU sooooo much for all the lovely and supportive response to our new book Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul! I'm giving you all huge virtual hugs...lol! Seriously, I cannot say thank you enough for all the kind and sweet words. It truly means so much how you've all embraced the book and supported us - so thank you! It fills my heart and I feel so blessed to be part of such a wonderful, supportive and loving community. Read More
Are you all ready for our SUMMER SWEATER KNIT ALONG STARRING YOU post? Wahoo! So sorry for the delay on this. As mentioned in my ravelry group my computer - aka the d*m# Sierra update - is wreaking havoc with my computer. I've had nothing but issues and it's caused a delay in all things computer related. But the post is up now and this is my fave part of the KAL! Getting to see all your awesome projects! It's inspiring and just makes me so darn happy! As usual you guys have made some amazing and stunning projects! Read More
We're so excited to be kicking off the Canadian launch of our newest book Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul at our local yarn shop - The Beehive Wool Shop in Victoria, BC, Canada. Join us on October 22nd, from 1-3pm to try on samples from the book, meet myself and Jane, get your books signed, shop & more! Read More
It's finally time for our Summer Sweater Knit Along Giveaway!!!! I'm so happy to finally show you all the gorgeous prizes our supportive sponsors have for you all! Yay!! I'm freaking out!!! I can't wait to see who our winners will be! They play such a big role in keeping our KAL's going please take the time to visit their shops and show them some love!
And thank you for all knitting along with me! Next week is our Starring You post and seriously - so many amazing projects you guys made this year! I'm blown away! Read More
It's here - today is the day! Yay! Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul is now available! I'm so beyond excited and literally cannot wait for you all to see the new book! This book holds such a special place in my heart and I really hope you will all enjoy our newest collection as much as we do. Over the next few weeks I'll be sharing more about Within and the patterns that are in it and the stories/inspirations behind them. I cannot wait to see what lovelies you cast on and to hear your thoughts about Within. Read More
Earlier this year I had the pleasure of being part of a brand new collection releasing today for Hinterland called Hinterland Straits! I used Hinterland Range, a lofty worsted weight, for both of my patterns - Compass Shawl and Rivers Wrap. I found Range so inspiring to work with and really enjoyed designing and knitting both of these cozy and versatile accessories. I hope you enjoy each of these pieces as much as I do. Read More
Can you believe this weekend will be the 5th anniversary of Knit City?! So much awesomeness packed into those 5 fabulous years!
Join us at Knit City at the PNE in Vancouver, BC on Oct. 2 & 3rd for lots of fun! We are Booth #207(I'll be there with Jane Richmond again this year).
We'll both have our pretty pattern lines for sale, as well as all of our books will be there too (Within too)! We will also have lots & lots of yummy samples for you to try on too! Read More
Oh my gosh you guys!!!! I've been waiting for this day so long! I'm so beyond excited to give you a sneak peek of our newest book "WITHIN: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul", by myself and Jane Richmond - coming October 5th!!!! EEEEEEEK!!!! I hope you all will love it as much as we do. We poured our hearts and souls into this one and are so happy with how this lovely new collection turned out! Read More
I love zippered pouches. I simply can't seem to have enough of them. So when I got asked to join in the Observer Fabric Tour by my lovely and oh, so talented friend April Rhodes, I knew I had to sew up Anna Graham's (of Noodlehead) new pattern for her Petal Pouches. First off, I'm absolutely 100% obsessed with April's new fabric line Observer. I always love her lines but oh boy does this one hit home for me. It's absolutely stunning! I sincerely love each print. And the fact that's it's Art Gallery Fabrics is icing on the cake. You all know how much I love me some AGF! Read More
Our Summer Sweater Knit Along will soon be coming to a close.......but it doesn't have to :) It's time for our Extension Poll!! Choose below if you're ready to show off your handmades, extend by a week, or go for another 2 weeks! It's up to you! I'll announce the results tomorrow in our Ravelry Group so keep an eye out if you are in need of more knitting time. Read More
Over the last few months our first home underwent a kitchen reno. It's been a fun, sometimes stressful and very educational experience...lol. If you've ever renovated I'm sure you know what I mean. While l I haven't yet shared the finished renovation on the blog yet (I plan to in Sept) I have been having a wonderful time sourcing lovely accessories & decor items for our main floor. So when I got an email from my awesomely talented and sweet friend Dana of MADE EVERYDAY to join in on her Boardwalk Delight fabric blog party I just knew I HAD to have the Eat It All print all over! I mean c'mon people! Kitchen + black/white + eat it all = shannon needs! Lol! So instead of going out and buying some of my fave style of potholders I decided to sew some up and share the FREE PATTERN for my POCKET POTHOLDERS with you too! Read More
Last week I had my friend and talented designer - Andrea Rangel on the blog with her great guest post on colorwork (see it here) and today I'm super thrilled to review & giveaway her brand new book "Rugged Knits: 24 Practical Projects for Everyday Living"! I'm so beyond proud and thrilled for her (both as a friend and a colleague)! This book speaks so true to Andrea's personal sense of style - the knits are functional, yet they are beautiful with thoughtful details. If you know Andrea, you know that what she designs she lives in. She bikes, camps, hikes and more - and all while doing these activities she's adorned in her knits! I'm so happy to call her a friend and I'm even happier to share her lovely book with all of you during our Summer Sweater Knit Along! Read More
A lot of the most common questions we hear asked in our Summer Sweater Knit Along Ravelry Group are in regards to colorwork. Let's face it - to new and experienced knitters alike, colorwork can be intimidating. The finished effects are stunning but where to start and once you do, how can you perfect your methods? Well, the lovely and oh so talented Andrea Rangel is here to share her 7 tips to help improve your colorwork! Read More