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TBT :: Leafy Greens

This is part of a weekly series of trips down knittery lane (a lame take on memory lane), in which I go on (and on) about inspiration for an older pattern. The patterns discussed will be offered for $2 off for the week, until the next TBT post. Use coupon code tbtshannonsq-lgs on Ravelry to get your $2 off of …

TBT :: Crimson & Clover

This is part of a weekly series of trips down knittery lane (a lame take on memory lane), in which I go on (and on) about inspiration for an older pattern. The patterns discussed will be offered for $2 off for the week, until the next TBT post. Use coupon code tbtshannonsq-cri on Ravelry to get your $2 off of …

Meet Rustic Reset

This shawl was the answer to a designerly log-jam I was dealing with at the beginning of the year. The perfect quick-to-knit, fun-to-wear shawl, Rustic Reset is basically my dream pattern. Two colors that are fun and funky, with high contrast. Garter stitch, which, particularly in this soft-yet-rustic yarn from Tolt (Snoqualmie DK), creates the most delightfully squishy fabric around, …

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Rustic Reset

Sometimes, you just need a knitterly palate-cleanser. A project that is simple enough to work on whenever you have a spare moment, but enjoyable to bring into existence. There’s nothing like a simple, textured shawl in a lovely, rustic yarn to give you that project-reset. Mix and match two colors in a DK-weight yarn to create a Rustic Reset of …

The latest sew-stuff

I’m sewing at Lorajean’s studio once a month, and I was hoping that would inspire more off-the-cuff sewing, but that has not yet been the case. Which is fine, because I’ve gotten two dresses completely made at these sewing dates, but I have a wee pile of other stuff cut out that I’d love to get finished and off of …

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TBT :: Viriditas

This is part of a weekly series of trips down knittery lane (a lame take on memory lane), in which I go on (and on) about inspiration for an older pattern. The patterns discussed will be offered for $2 off for the week, until the next TBT post. Use coupon code tbtshannonsq-vir on Ravelry to get your $2 off of …

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Stilll socking…

Socks remain my go-to / on-the-go / go-anywhere project. In 2018 so far, I have only finished two actual socks, but they kind of make a pair, if you squint and turn your head a bit to one side… The left sock is from 2017’s HerStory Sock Club: Casa del Colores, in honor of Carmen Yulin Cruz, mayor of San …

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TBT:: Radiation

This is the first in a weekly series of trips down knittery lane (a lame take on memory lane), in which I go on (and on) about inspiration for an older pattern. The patterns discussed will be offered for $2 off for the week, until the next TBT post. Use coupon code tbtshannonsq-rad on Ravelry to get your $2 off …

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Throwing back

I’m giving in to my propensity for nostalgia by wading into the Throwback Thursday game. I love alliteration (much to the chagrin of Hazel, who complains that every time I try to help her name a lovey or a character, I’m always using alliteration to do so), and I am really excited about the idea of revisiting some of my …

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(even more) Stumptown Socks

I know I should probably find a new go-to sock pattern, as I’ve made just about a dozen pairs of Stumptown Socks, but they’re just the perfect thing for those fabulously funky variegated skeins that are overflowing my stash, PLUS I really haven’t finished a pair since September, when I busted through a ton of them for the Summertime Sock …

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Aunties Cowl inspiration

The Aunties Cowl is one I designed a few years ago, and I think it sadly slipped under the radar. It’s fun, and easy, and the perfect make for the special someone in your life that is a part of the family but not really. You know those people that are the ones you count on when you need something, …

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Newsletter Shawl finished!

This New Year’s Eve Newsletter Shawl cast-on was a fun diversion to work on while figuring out a few designs. I need to have some mindless things on my needles at pretty much all times. Usually, it’s at least one shawl and one pair of socks, because those are things I can pick up and put down, and not have …