Knitting, Crafts, Food

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348a56b5245d8e820f9b6a6c94a2f893Pom poms anyone? These lovely pictures from One Sheepish Girl inspire me to make some.  Meredith Crawford of One Sheepish Girl is currently in Bath, England posting Instagram and Pinterest pictures for the Mollie Makes magazine. How much fun she must be having!

Original Source: (Fruit pom pom – Mr. Printables; be sure to go here, some adorable ideas for pom poms!) Top two pictures: One Sheepish Girl



Check out this food art, almost too pretty to eat! This baked raspberry meringue dish reminds me of little cloud pillows dusted with raspberry powder. Yummy!

Original Source: Food and Cook by trotamundos for recipe and more information on this beautiful dish.


Loving this cardigan.  A lot of color, graphic southwestern design, bold prints. What a great design for a sweater!

Original Source: Nasty Gal, for more shots of this fantastic coat/cardigan.


A little Jared Flood love? Such beautiful colors, patterning, and his yarn is to die for. I wish I could get the courage to tackle a color work project like this! Astas’ Grettir.

Original Source: Ravelry



Is this and this amazing, or what? These “cameras” and “sewing bowl” are ceramic made by Katharine Morling! I am speechless.

Original Source: The Jealous Curator. You won’t believe what else she has done.

And last but not least, this D.I.Y.: ombre porcelain pots, brilliant!

Original Source: Carnets Parisiens for more pictures and instructions on how to make. I must warn you, it is in French, so you will have to translate unless you are fluent.

Hope all is well with all of you! Any weekend plans? Friday I go to my youngest son’s cross country meet, Saturday I will be making and selling donuts with my husband at a fall festival, and Sunday I will be going to church and hosting my church small group. We’re having ham and beans, want to come?

Other exciting news, I just got a part-time job at my local yarn shop. Yeah! I will be teaching classes, selling lots of yarn I hope and generally just having a grand time. This is something I have always wanted to do!

Have a good one!

xoxo Shannon


happy (knitting) list

It’s September and fall is almost upon us! So, you know what that means – get out your pointy sticks, your favorite wool yarn and let the winter knitting games begin! I love this time of year, don’t you?

0dbf8c9e9796813dfdf23aa04003446bStaying in the Brooklyn Tweed vein, here are some looks at Jared Flood’s latest designs. His work (and that of those he employs) is always timeless and classic with beautiful tweed yarns and cables all melded together into one outstanding design. This compilation of patterns does not disappoint with designs offered by Michele Wang, Julie Hoover, and of course, Jared Flood.

Original Source: You must peruse their Look Book here.

115e0e473b31c971ab0577ea8c833b93Ondawa” by Michele Wang. What a wondrous amalgam of patterns! I love her combination of interesting texture and silhouette. Fascinating!

Original Source: mishi2x

Ravelry page.


Julie Hoover’s contribution, “Crosby” as seen 1. here (last picture on the right) and 2. here, looks so comfortable, I would be tempted to wear it every day. Again, the great combination of patterns and that tweedy charcoal color gives this sweater such a timeless appeal.

Original Source: Julie Hoover

Ravelry Page: Crosby

By the way, all of the above photos were taken by the multi-talented Jared Flood.



Okay, moving on to Gudrun Johnston and this lovely example of color work in her Northdale pattern published in the Shetland Trader Book 2 yet to be released in October, 2014. This pullover was knit using Brooklyn Tweed’s Loft fingering 4-ply yarn from the bottom up. You can find out more about Gudrun and her designs on her website.

Original Source: Ravelry page (pre-order pattern here)


Broome Pattern by Vanessa Putt. These large braided cables and colors are outstanding! This would definitely be a fast knit and such a satisfying project to take on as well. Would make a great Christmas gift, right? Hmmmm.

Original Source: Ravelry page


Is she adorable or what? Not to mention the hat and sweater! Ooh, I am definitely getting in the mood for winter knitting!

Original Source: Tocotovintage

DSCF7554DSCF7559My own happy knitting, almost done! (Referenced here.)

Have a good one,

xoxo Shannon