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 email@example.com . 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 http://www.masondixonknitting.com/, 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 http://www.knittingknonsense.com/
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