GIVEAWAY || BETSY FARMER DESIGNS JEWELRY GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY || BETSY FARMER DESIGNS JEWELRY GIVEAWAY

Once in a while I spot a piece of jewelry and I just fall head over heels in love! That kind of love where you stop everything you're doing - yes, even your knitting - and say out loud "I need that in my life". 

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KNIT ALONG || VOTE FOR EXTENSION

KNIT ALONG || VOTE FOR EXTENSION

Our Tops, Tanks & Tees Knit Along deadline is just around the corner which  means it's time for our vote for an extension to the deadline! It's where you get to choose if you'd like another week or so to finish up your garment!

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EVENTS || WITHIN BOOK SIGNINGS & TRUNK SHOWS

EVENTS || WITHIN BOOK SIGNINGS & TRUNK SHOWS

We're so excited to announce that we were able to reschedule our events from February and will be coming to visit some of our favourite yarn shops - Churchmouse Yarns & Teas and Tolt Yarn & Wool, with our newest book - Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul, and it's trunk show!

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KNIT ALONG || KNITTING STRIPES WITH GUEST TIN CAN KNITS

KNIT ALONG || KNITTING STRIPES WITH GUEST TIN CAN KNITS

Each year I get so excited whenever Tin Can Knits does a guest post on the blog for our KAL's! I love these gals and really enjoy the wealth of information on their blog! There is always something new to learn or a skill to perfect and Alexa and Emily are wonderful at teaching knitters how to take these new techniques on and perfect them for our own knitting! 

I'm happy to have Alexa here today chatting all about STRIPES! I love stripes and so do they and so we thought it would be a fun topic to cover! Stripes are a fabulous way for you to add some fun to any top or tank for this summer! Whether it's brights, pastels, lace or speckles - go for it! Stripe it up knitters! 

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WITHIN || KNIT.WEAR SPRING/SUMMER 2017 FEATURE!

WITHIN || KNIT.WEAR SPRING/SUMMER 2017 FEATURE!

That moment when you flip open a copy of Knit.Wear and see your book on Page 5 with Norah Gaughan!!!!! Seriously friends! Can we just say I about passed right out?! Pinch me now!!!! I must be dreaming!! 

This is such a huge highlight in my career and one that means so much to Jane and myself. Being a small, independent publisher and seeing our book featured in a huge magazine was a moment that I'll never forget! I'm truly beyond thankful for all of your support of Within and all of our titles. It really does mean more than I can ever say - so thank you so much! 

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SEWING || MAKE MY WARDROBE - PHINNEY RIDGE CARDIGAN

SEWING || MAKE MY WARDROBE - PHINNEY RIDGE CARDIGAN

If you've been following along on social media and my newsletter you will have seen that my friend (and fellow knitwear designer) Andrea Rangel and I are getting each other motivated to build our handmade wardrobes by having a casual sew along/knit along called "Make My Wardrobe". We've got a plan to examine our current wardrobes and get making the pieces that are missing! I'm so excited! Our focus will be on pieces that compliment the clothes we already have, in particularly our lovely handmade pieces like hand knit sweaters and more. We plan to try to make the same sorts of things, but not always the same patterns and not always at the same pace. 

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

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

It's here! Today is the start of Tops, Tanks & Tees Knit Along 2017!!! Woot woot! It's time to cast on all those gorgeous garments that will make your warm weather handmade wardrobe shine!!! The #TTTKAL17 will run from April 10th - May 8th this year so mark your calendars! We've got some fun stuff planned! 

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KNIT ALONG || TOPS, TANKS & TEES 2017 - IT'S ALMOST HERE!!!

KNIT ALONG || TOPS, TANKS & TEES 2017 - IT'S ALMOST HERE!!!

It's that time of year! The cherry blossoms are blooming, the sun is shining and the cold weather is slowly dissapearring and you know what that means......it's time for the Tops, Tanks & Tees Knit Along! One of our big annual knit alongs where we encourage you all to knit garments to wear during the warm weather months! 

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KNITTING || stEEk-ALONG! TAKE THE FEAR OUT OF STEEKING!

KNITTING || stEEk-ALONG! TAKE THE FEAR OUT OF STEEKING!

So I'm turning 40 this year and I thought it would be fun to tackle my "I'd love to learn..." list! One of the top things that I've been wanting to finally get the courage up to learn is steeking! Yep - you got it! The dreaded cutting of our knitting! It sounds and looks scary but also fun! I remembered when I first learned to sew I thought zippers and buttonholes would scare me forever...but guess what - they aren't so bad once you learn. So once I reminded myself the same goes for steeking I knew I could do it. 

But who wants to learn to do something a bit scary and intimidating alone? Not me! It's always more fun to have friends for support, people to learn from, lean on, and laugh & cry with! So Andrea of Drea Renee Knits and Caitlin of Boyland Knitworks and I are teaming up to take on the steek! We're going to have a EEK stEEk-along!!! That's right! We're going to take the "eek" out of the steek and we want YOU to join us! So don't fear the steek, 

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KNITTING || SKOGAFJALL WIP - THAT TIME I KNIT SLEEVES FIRST & FAST

KNITTING || SKOGAFJALL WIP - THAT TIME I KNIT SLEEVES FIRST & FAST

Oh my gosh you guys - I literally kicked ass on the sleeves of my Skogafjall for Tolt Icelandic Wool Month. I knit these in 2 days! One sleeve during a tv binge and another at Beauty in the Beast (which we adored btw)! The fastest sleeves I've ever knit I tell you! 

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KNITTING || TOLT ICELANDIC WOOL MONTH

KNITTING || TOLT ICELANDIC WOOL MONTH

It's Tolt Icelandic Wool Month and I'm super excited! Ever since I missed out on last year's I knew I was going to do my best to join in for 2017! Knitting with Icelandic Wool and making a lopapeysa has been on my to do list for eons so I'm super excited to make that happen this year! 

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NEW PATTERN || HEART ON MY SLEEVE EBOOK - LIONHEART

NEW PATTERN || HEART ON MY SLEEVE EBOOK - LIONHEART

So excited and honoured to be a part of the new eBook - Heart on my Sleeve: Knit with Care! This special book features 8 sweater patterns, sized baby to big, from 9 different designers. Designs have been donated by myself, Romi Hill, Bristol Ivy, Tanis LavallΓ©e, Joji Locatelli, Alexa Ludeman, Jane Richmond, Ysolda Teague, and Alexa Ludeman and Emily Wessel of Tin Can Knits. The project and ebook were coordinated by Tin Can Knits. Check out the designs now on Ravelry!

For each $18 ebook sold, $16.80 USD is donated to the Against Malaria Foundation (the remainder is made up of Paypal and Ravelry fees). Each ebook purchased will help purchase nets that keep people safe. 

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SALE || SWEETHEART DRESS VALENTINE'S DAY SALE

SALE || SWEETHEART DRESS VALENTINE'S DAY SALE

Valentine's Day is today and you guys know what that means right?

It's time for a Sweetheart Dress Sale!!!

Save 15% OFF the Sweetheart Dress Pattern from today until 02/18/2016! Use code "sweetheart15" at checkout to save! Have some fun and pick out some fresh fabrics and whip up a pretty new dress for that special girl in your life! Sale is valid in our shop HERE and in our Etsy shop HERE.

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PODCAST || THE SWEET GEORGIA SHOW - EPISODE 44!

PODCAST || THE SWEET GEORGIA SHOW - EPISODE 44!

I've been hit hard by a bad bug the last few days and have been stuck in bed sick. But it's been fun watching all the snow we've been having....and I'm super excited to share that I was recently interviewed by the lovely Felicia of The Sweet Georgia Show - one of my fave podcasts to listen to! Episode 44 is up today and I hope you will pop over to have a listen!

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EVENTS || *CANCELLED* WITHIN BOOK SIGNINGS & TRUNK SHOWS - CANCELLED

EVENTS || *CANCELLED* WITHIN BOOK SIGNINGS & TRUNK SHOWS - CANCELLED

We're so excited to announce that we'll be coming to visit some of our favourite yarn shops - Churchmouse Yarns & Teas and Tolt Yarn & Wool with our newest book and trunk show!

We love getting a chance to visit both of these inspiring and gorgeous shops and getting to see all of you! We'll be bringing the trunk show for our newest book - Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul so you can see the pieces from the book in person and even try them on! 

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BOOK REVIEW & GIVEAWAY || TEXTURE BY HANNAH FETTIG

BOOK REVIEW & GIVEAWAY || TEXTURE BY HANNAH FETTIG

It's no secret that I'm a fan of Hannah Fettig's (of KnitBot) patterns and her books. I adore her clean aesthetic and styling and was happy to see her newest book - Texture: Exploring Stitch Patterns in Knitwear, is filled with patterns that allow what Hannah does best shine!

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU AND YOURS!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU AND YOURS!

Wishing you and your families a holiday season touched with wonder and filled with love! 

I'll be taking a few weeks off during the holidays to relax, spend time with my loved ones and to enjoy this lovely season! 

Thank you for all your love & support during 2016! You guys are the best and I adore ya and cannot wait to see what 2017 holds! 

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GIVEAWAY || THE FIBER CO. YARN - GILMORE GIRLS GIVEAWAY!

GIVEAWAY || THE FIBER CO. YARN - GILMORE GIRLS GIVEAWAY!

I love it when some of my favourite things combine to make something truly awesome! Imagine my delight when watching the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life a few weeks ago on Netflix and spotting handmade knitwear on the show!!! Then to make it even more exciting we found out the GG Revival has patterns for them using the gorgeous Fiber Co. yarn!!!!! Squeeeee! The Fibre Co & I were so excited we just had to have a giveaway for you guys!!! Yay!!!

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CREATIVITY || STASH PODCAST

CREATIVITY || STASH PODCAST

Interested to hear more about my creative journey and how I "attempt" to balance things? Pop on over to the Stash Podcast to listen to my conversation with Sonia! I seriously had so much fun chatting with her and I hope you'll all enjoy it too! 

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KNIT ALONG || GILMORE GIRLS KNIT ALONG 2016

KNIT ALONG || GILMORE GIRLS KNIT ALONG 2016

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!

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