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Farmer’s Market KAL

Lorajean and I were texting a few weeks ago (as we do), and she was talking about getting some of my older patterns knit up in some of her newer and upcoming colorways. Yes, please! I said, and then she proposed the idea of doing a KAL with my Farmer’s Market Shawl. Oh, wow, what a great idea! She put …

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If you aren’t into permanence…

Earlier this week, I shared a little ditty of a poem I wrote to my sock ruler tattoo, but realized that permanently marking oneself in the pursuit of hobby and craft isn’t everyone’s style. Luckily for all of you, my buddy Maria from A Needle Runs Through It has created a fantastic sock ruler that is a perfect stand-in for …

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Check Your Head

So what’cha, what’cha, what’cha want, what’cha want? I get so funny with my money that you flaunt I said, “Where’d you get your information from,” huh? You think that you can front when revelation comes? Ever since I decided on the name Check Your Head for my latest hat pattern, I’ve had this song running on an almost-constant stream through …

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I’ve got a ticket to ride…

I finished my Golden Ticket this weekend, and I’m head over forking heels with the FO, and, even though I NEED to get some design knitting done, not to mention a bunch of non-knitting work, I really REALLY want to cast on another one. You see, I have two skeins of Knitted Wit Victory DK, in Unicorn Eggs and XXX, …

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My favorite tattoo

I’ve been knitting lots of socks in lots of places lately, which means I’ve been using the heck out of my favorite tattoo, my sock ruler. To that end, a poem… Oh, sock ruler tattoo, You are even more useful than I thought. I admire you daily for being you And use you maybe more than I ought.

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Is it getting absurd yet?

Since starting my Stumptown Sock obsession during the Summertime Sock Knitting Extravaganza, I’ve made fourteen pairs. I think. That includes this current three-pair spate of the new garter variation, which I just plain can’t seem to stop (and have two more pairs in the works). So my question to you is this: how ridiculous is it? And, how many more …

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The Ticket is here, and I am obsessed

I published The Ticket a few weeks ago, and I immediately started making piles of potential future Tickets for me. It was a while before I could actually cast on, but cast on I did, and I’m head-over-heels in love with what I’ve got going on… The original Ticket is all bright colors and muddy transitions. Side by side, the …

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When you win at yarn chicken…

One of my very favorite things ever is getting to paw through the bags of yarn-by-the-ounce at Knitted Wit for new favorites. Oftentimes, the skeins of sock yarn are about 70 grams or so, which is actually pretty much perfect for a pair of socks in the leg-height I most make and adore. I snagged a skein of a very …

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Do you believe in magic?

I just released my latest pattern, Rainbow Boomerang, and I’m so very head-over-heels in love with this shawl that I’ve got The Lovin’ Spoonful song, Do You Believe in Magic? running through my head. Because this shawl, it’s pure magic… Snag the pattern on Ravelry now, and get a kit at For Yarn’s Sake tomorrow, during the Rose City Yarn …

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Rose City Yarn Crawl – I’ll be there!

I can’t believe it’s Rose City Yarn Crawl week. It’s get-ready time over here at chez my house, because I’ll be doing three different trunk shows throughout the weekend! I hope to see you at one (or all!) of them… Thursday, March 1, 10-4 I’ll once again be joining Lorajean from Knitted Wit, Debbi Stone, and Michele Bernstein at For …

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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 …