Thursday, September 27, 2007

Calendar Update

Well we are getting closer and closer...I have all the patterns formatted and just waiting for all of them to be proofread and the contributors to sign off on them and then they will be available to everyone. Some info, it has been mentioned before but I will publish it again for those that may have missed it the first time.

The cost will be $16 to download (available on line), Paypal, Visa, checks or money orders this year.

OR $22 for a printed copy to be mailed to you

25 Patterns in all this year so it is a bit more manageable

There will be a Yahoo group initiated for those that prefer not to install on their harddrive. There is no charge, just let me know when you purchase the calendar if you want to be a part of the group and I will send you an invitation.

A rough calculation on when it will be available will be the end of September. A lot of work goes into one of these.

There will be some feebies associated with the calendar that we are REALLY excited about.

1. Initially there will be 5 raffle packets given away, this will include one free printed calendar, 3 skeins of yarn and 4 stitch markers. This will be done the first week it goes on sale.

2. To kick off the sale of the calendar, we will be offering one new free pattern in celebration of putting our calendar up for sale. Where can you find that pattern you can find it at our friends website, Elmore-Pisgah, better known as Peaches & Creme. They will be sponsoring all of the yarn we are giving away and these people are awesome people to do business with. I have been buying my yarn there for several years and you couldn't ask for a better company to do business with. You can see all their great yarn at

3. Starting the second week there will be a raffle every week, giving away 3 skeins of yarn to someone who purchased a calendar that week. So if it is 10 or 200 people who bought calendars for any given week you will have a chance to win some yarn. All the names will be put in a hat and we will have one lucky winner of yarn. This will be done up to Christmas week. check out the yarn I received for the give-away:

Gosh when I received it I thought I had died and went to heaven...rows and rows of yarn WOOHOO!!!

We haven't shown all the photos of the patterns you will be getting in the calendar, I have given you some photos whenever I have done an update but finishing out the year, in the month of December, one of the cloths is a different looking tree:

This was a bit tedious to figure out and get it right but it turned out OK. It is Adapted from the Alternating Lace stitch – found in the “365 Stitches A Day Perpetual Calendar".

We hope you will enjoy what we have put together for you this year and I will give more updated information the first part of next week.

Janet Nogle

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Calendar Update - September 15, 2007

I thought it was time for an update and let you see the cover for our calendar. This is a "draft" and will be finalized next week. I have been really busy trying to finish up the patterns and the calendar portion of the "Dishcloth Hangups For 2008".

What do you think a great looking calendar cover should look like? OK...What do you think a great looking "Knitting" calendar should look like? It should probably look very appealing to a knitter and of course include patterns, better yet...patterns for the home AND there should be a raffle announcing its arrival too.
Wellllll you have come to right place!
We will have a raffle kicking off the first week of presenting our great looking calendar for 2008 and the raffle will include a calendar, yarn and stitch markers. Everything you will need to start using your calendar. How does it work? All the names of people who belong to Monthly Dishcloth Group, our Calendar Overflow Patterns Group and those who asked to be put on distribution of updates are included. If you fit in that category you don't need to do anything, if you are not in either group or if you are not on distribution you will need to send me an email requesting that you be added for the drawing at . There will be 5 lucky winners and more freebies are around the corner so stayed tuned to find out whatelse will be given away.
Our calendar draft:

Here is a photo of another dishcloth you will find inside our calendar. It is a design by Kay Gardiner who also helped in bringing all of the great photos to you. Her cloth is called "Sunflower" and it is obvious why it has that name.

Kay is co-author, with Ann Shayne, of the blog and knitting books titled MASON-DIXON KNITTING. You can find her every day at, yakking about her knitting passions and other stuff :) She has the best sense of humor I have ever ran across and is a delight to work with. When I grow up...I want to be just like her :) They have one of the better knitting books around, it has something in it for everyone and we hope they give us many more great books.

Another popular gal is Rhonda White, she brought us "Spa and Bath Sets to Knit". A great pattern book that we all enjoy from cloths to soap sacks to some great headbands. Right now she is located in Japan making an everlasting imprint on the folks there by conducting knitting classes. Rhonda has a website full of free patterns, you can check them out at

Here are some great little scrubbies she submitted for our calendar:

When the calendar is ready to be purchased I will notify everyone that it is ready and what you need to do to purchase it, it will be rolled out along with more raffle information. We look to have it ready around the 20th of September, give or take a few days.
Thanks for your interest
Janet Nogle