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
It's never too late to whip up a fabulous handmade gift for that special person in your life! I've put together our favourite Very Shannon quick gifts to sew or knit! Whether it's a great new bag, zippered pouch, or new hat we've got you covered! Happy making!Read More
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!Read More
I've got a new knitting pattern out for you all today! I'm so in love with this one you guys and guess what? That's right...it's a freebie!!! In honor of some special news I've got to share and a new yarn I've been crushing on, the YARNSTER hat is here!!!
Named & designed after my sweet friend arika, the YARNSTER hat is your new go to slouch hat! Featuring a lovely openwork mesh stitch, the YARNSTER shows off the gorgeous, subtle colorways of that fave yarn you're crushing on!
Made with malabrigo's new yarn - rastita, a super soft, slightly felted, dk weight with tons of yardage (you could maybe squeeze out 2 of these from 1 skein if you unravel your gauge swatch) this hat is comfy, stylish and fun to wear. It's also a quick knit which makes it a lovely gift for that special person in your life or as a special treat for yourself. it makes a great beginner/intermediate pattern for those of you who are looking to learn how to increase/decrease throughout a pattern and to knit in the round.
THE YARNSTER PATTERN FEATURES:
:: clear and easy to understand step by step instructions
:: bright & colorful photography
:: 1 page color PDF pattern
:: a great knitting experience
I hope you guys like it as much as I do! So you all ready to hear my special news? Yay! But wait...oops, you're going to have to wait till tomorrow!!! Hehe....thought I would tease ya just a little bit. I can give you a hint though.....you'll see a bit of it & a big hint if you download the pattern for YARNSTER.
Special thanks to my gorgeous sister Camille for modelling for me! Isn't she stunning? Have you tried rastita yet? Isn't it fab! Do you have a fave yarn that would work perfect for the YARNSTER? Do you love slouch hats as much as I do? I swear I wear a hat almost everyday. I'm definitely addicted :)
Get those needles revved up, grab some coffee, put on a good movie and let's get knitting! Come chat!