Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Calendar Update

We now have all the contributors confirmed and as I share some photos, I will announce who they are, a little drama couldn't hurt :)

One of our contributor's has a website where her beautiful cloths are listed and I for one have purchased quite a few because of the unique stitches and borders that she incorporates in her cloths. Some of Sue's items can be found at:

Her "Summer Harvest" is shown to the left and will be listed in our 2008 Calendar.

Andi has several cloths that will be in our calendar this year. One design I love and think is adorable is her "Umberalla Cloth". Andi has dishcloth patterns and beautiful stitch markers that she makes. You can view her dishcloth patterns at:
Andi's stitch markers can be found at:
We are looking into various ways to deliver the calendars to everyone and maybe even more than one option will be offered. I hate to start telling everyone which way we are going to do this until right before they go on sale because best laid plans and all that stuff. I will notify everyone in the Calendar group and our Monthly Dishcloth group of any updates with this blog so everyone who wants to be in the loop receives the information. More photos will be available in a week or so on this site so everyone gets a little peek of what they can expect in the calendar for 2008.
Janet Nogle
Ebay yarn for sale:

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Calendar Information-UPDATE

We are in the process of deciding how the calendar will be disbursed to everyone and the format. We realize the font was a bit small last time so we are taking measures to correct that.

We will have some new contributors this year and as soon as the number of contributors have been firmed up, I will post a note to this blog giving you the names of everyone. This calendar will probably be available in September this time so everyone will have a chance to purchase for Christmas if they decide they want to do it that way.

As soon as more information is available I will post it here. You may also contact me or Andi with any questions.

Janet Nogle

Andi Worthy

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Calendar Update:

I am switching to another blog that is dedicated to the calendar only.

We have gotten back a lot of good feedback from the calendar we did for 2007 so some good changes are coming about for the Knitting Calendar for 2008. I will put more about that later, right now I am just establishing the new blog.

There will be a Knitting Calendar for 2008 and we have just about finalized the contributors for the calendar and have sent the contributors an email telling them they have been selected to participate for the calendar. We didn't really make anything off the calendar for 2007, our goal was to see if there was an interest in a knitting calendar for household patterns and WOW there was. The whole reason this came about was because of the lack of good calendars professionally done. Three of the knitting calendars I purchased for the last 3 years, each year thinking they would dedicate some space to the patterns our groups were interested in and about the only thing I could find plenty of in these calendars were shawls, scarfs and ponchos. Well you can wear so many of these items and couldn't believe that they totally saturated the markets with accessories most of us aren't that thrilled with anyway.

I couldn't believe the one calendar that has 365 patterns in it and only 14 patterns were directed to household items. I sent off a letter to them telling them I was very unhappy with them and although I have bought their calendar 3 years in a row I wouldn't buy anymore and told them they should have at least 50 patterns for the home...well they never responded and I had sent this prior to receiving the calendar for 2007 and when it arrived and I saw how few patterns were in there for the home I decided it was the last one of theirs I would buy, nor would I recommend to the groups on the Internet that I am involved with. They could have at least answered my concern about their product.

We will be doing one this year with larger print, which was a suggestion from quite a few people. It was hard to post all of the patterns we had and I needed to make the font pretty small to fit as many as I could in the calendar. We are looking into several different options to accommodate this change. So, "favoritize" this blog so you can check back often for more information.

Janet Nogle