Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Calendar Update 7-30-08

Well it has almost been a week since I last updated our site. I have been rather busy on the formatting of our calendar and all the "behind the scenes" stuff. As I recieve the items for the calendar I will post the photos so you can see them. I don't know that we will be able to display every one of them but we sure are going to try to do that.

Also this week I thought I would show you how I imagine the cover will look. It may not end up "exactly" like this but it will be really close anyway.

OK, this week I will be showing one of Alli Barrett''s cloths. She has submitted two of them and we are always pleased to have any of her cloths, she is really a talented designer but you already knew that from all of the work on her website at: This design is called "Weave Me, Wash Me" cloth and is really pretty

Oh yes and I promised you a little peek at what the cover will look like, I tried to have a photo that explained what we do and who we are but it got cluttered looking and I decided just to show you what we do AND you get a tiny little peek at some of the other items that will be included in our calendar:

Have a good week.

Janet Nogle

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Calendar Update 7-22-08

WOW, I can't believe it was over a week ago since my last post. I am getting all of the patterns together and thinking of cute ways to show them off and this is going to be such an AWESOME calendar. We have so many nice patterns and items to share with you. Last year we had a "Bonus" segment where I had a few patterns that really weren't household items but one's I wanted to share with you. As it turned out it was something I was so glad I did because in that section I shared the pattern of headbands for men. My husband had a pony tail and he wanted me to come up with something for him and the guys he worked with to keep their hair out of their faces in the hot hot sun we have in Vegas. I didn't know it then but it was the last thing I made for him because he past away at the end of October last year.

I will share with you two items that will be in that section this year:

Little Toys, for Little Boys:

We all like to make things for our infants and grandchildren and this year Elaine Fitzpatrick joins our designer circle with two cloth and bib sets. One for boys and one for girls. This week I want to show you the one for our boys.

Elaine has done a real good job with putting little trucks on the cloth and bib.

This photo was quickly put together because I wanted you to see this set for this week.

Next week I will share another item that will be in our calendar.

We will also have a raffle of a Towel set done by Susan Mrenna. Susan has submitted patterns for our calendar from the very first year we developed it. Susan is very talented. She is one of those designers that continually give back to the knitting community in the form of free patterns. You can visit Susan at:

Here is one photo of the set she made for the raffle that you will hear more about at a later date:

Have a good week.

Janet Nogle

Monday, July 14, 2008

Calendar Update 7-14-08

I wanted to send out a little update on what is going on with the calendar so far. First off I am going to start showing some of the items that will be appearing in our calendar and talk about some of the give-aways you will be seeing.

The First image I will be showing you is a design by Lindy. Lindy has done some designs for our monthly KAL at and is VERY talented. Her design is called "Bluebonnets" and is a beautiful cloth.
We will be kicking off the calendar with a free cloth pattern, some yarn packets with some misc items (everything you will need to start working on the calendar patterns). We also will be raffling off some knitted items that I will talk about a little later.

Be watching this site for more information on our calendar, to include a new format.
Janet Nogle