Monday, August 20, 2007

Well...I believe we are off and running here with lots of entries and only the best one's accepted for our Knitting Calendar. You will see some new faces and not so new faces. The first one on this update, in blue, is called "Flurry" and rightfully named...there is a flurry of activity here, beautifully done by Michelle Crimm. This year I am looking for designs that can utilize the tons and tons of variegated yarns we keep buying because, well because, we just can't help ourselves. Michelle has another item that isn't being featured in this update but you will see it in the next update. In the meantime you can look at her blog at

One of my most favorite designers and people is Rainy Kimbrough, she is so talented. Not just as a designer but she has a beautiful voice as well and if you are in her and find out where she will be singing. You can see all of her great designs at she has some great soap for the soap sacks we knit along with some great baskets and lots of free knitting designs as well. I love the little bib she has done and the way she has finished it off, she has really dressed it up. She is calling these two designs "To Rib Or Not To Rib" cloth and bib.

Some more information about our upcoming calendar for those that are wanting more information:

We are still planning on offering our calendar, "Dishcloth Hangups For 2008"
in September 2007. The cost will be $16 electronically or $22 printed and mailed to you. Due to postage and printing costs being so high we don't plan to offer as a printed document unless requested. Everyone is going to electronic documents now and after what we went through, well what I went through last year, I am not soon to repeat it. I will print and mail out any requests for printed material, any out of country orders (Canada) will be sent by one of our contributors located in Canada (makes sense). We are selling Internationally again this year via Paypal, Mastercard, Visa and Electronic funds. No checks or Money Orders this year, just too manual of a process to keep up with and the issue with converting to US currency.

The calendar will appear as a regular calendar with the Photos on the calendar pages but with the patterns as an "insert". So many of you sent us feedback, which we really appreciated, about the font being so small, I believe it was a "2", well it seemed like it anyway. This will correct the font being so small so we fixed that little glitch too.

We will have a variety of patterns this year, pot holders, coasters, bibs, cloths, scrubbers and so on. I like that better and all the items will be household related.

I will give you a peek at some more patterns next week and will probably have more updated information too.

We appreciate your interest.

Janet Nogle
Dishcloth Hangups for 2008

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