Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Knitting Pattern

For those who are not aware, I have put together a booklet dedicated to Peaches & Creme yarn and their contribution to the "Knitting" community. If you are interested you can visit http://www.dishclothcalendar.com for more information.

Here is a new pattern for those who like to try new patterns. It is a cloth pattern. You can use solids although variegated yarns are OK as long as it is a pastel variegated color.
Betsy The Bass:
Created By Janet Nogle
October 19, 2005
Materials: #7 Knitting Needles / Peaches & Creme Yarn Blue
Cast on 37
Rows 1-6 Knit across row
Row 7: K4, P29, K4
Row 8: Knit Across
Row 9: K4, P29, K4
Row 10: K18, P2, K17
Row 11: K4, P14, K3, P12, K4
Row 12: (RS) K15, P3, K19
Row 13: (WS) K4, P16, K3, P10, K4
Row 14: K13, P4, K20
Row 15: K4, P13, K8, P8, K4
Row 16: K11, P10, K9, P1, K6
Row 17: K4, P2, K2, P7, K12, P6, K4
Row 18: (RS) K9, P14, K5, P3, K6
Row 19: (WS) K4, P2, K4, P3, K16, P4, K4
Row 20: K7, P18, K1, P4, K7
Row 21: K4, P3, K24, P2, K4
Row 22: K7, P23, K7
Row 23: K4, P2, K4, P2, K18, P3, K4
Row 24: K9, P15, K4, P3, K6
Row 25: K4, P2, K2, P6, K13, P6, K4
Row 26: K11, P11, K8, P1, K6
Row 27: K4, P12, K9, P8, K4
Row 28: K16, P5, K16
Row 29: K4, P11, K5, P13, K4
Row 30: K18, P5, K14
Row 31: K4, P10, K4, P15, K4
Row 32: K21, P3, K9, K4
Row 33: K4, P29, K4
Row 34: Knit Across
Row 35: K4, P29, K4
Row 36: Knit Across
Row 37: K4, P29, K4
Row 38-43: Knit Across
Bind Off
Weave in ends.
Janet Nogle

Friday, August 14, 2009

News Flash News Flash News Flash

Hi and boy wait till you see how grown up we are now! We have an awesome new site strictly for our corner of the world, you and me. Our own place to find free patterns, chat with the designers and order your calendar. We are very proud and thank Emily for the work she site.has put into this

If you want to go sneak a peek, follow this link http://www.dishclothcalendar.com/ and it will take you to our new home.

The prices this year for the calendar are $16 for a download copy and $18 for a printed copy (the extra $2 help to cover my printing costs.) Shipping for the printed copies works like this: $5 shipping and handling for the first calendar you order and $2 additional shipping for each additional calendar you order. So for example, one printed calendar costs $23 (18+5) and two calendars would cost a total of $43 (18+18+5+2).

Availability: The download copy will be available for purchase on September 5th, the day we officially launch the calendar. If you want to place a Pre-Order for a printed copy, we are taking orders starting today, August 14th. Everyone who places a Pre-Order for the calendar between now and our official launch of the calendar on September 5th will receive a free gift mailed with their order. It is our way of saying thank you to help us get started this year. Pre-Orders might start shipping before September 5th, but I'm not going to promise in case I run into some last minute issues.

If you are ordering more than one printed calendar you have two options. You can either contact me to tell me how many calendars you want and I will send you an invoice or you can order through our automated process but you will need to add the additional calendars to the shopping cart one at a time. For example: I want three calendars, how do I complete this? Go to the page that has all the 2010 calendars listed. Put the first one in the shopping cart...you will see it listed in the cart to the right. Scroll down and add the one marked "Second Printed Copy" and then scroll down and add the the one marked "Third Printed Copy". When you check out, make sure you see three calendars listed in the shopping cart. We had to do it that way to discount the shipping on the additional calendars. Payment is made through PayPal and you will be prompted for a shipping address if you do not have one set up. Simple as that!

There will be a raffle held on October 15th. All the people who purchased a calendar will automatically be entered in the drawing. We will select 3 lucky winners to receive the following prizes:

1st Prize: Gift basket filled with yarn. This basket can be used for you to make up a gift using your own items to include in the basket for a friend or maybe your mom. The second prize is 3 skeins of yarn with a pair of knitting needles that say "I Love Knitting" and third prize is 3 skeins of yarn.

We are ssoooo excited, if you have any questions I am available and if I can't answer it I will have Emily respond to your request. You can contact me directly at jnogle@cox.net

Thanks for your support.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Calendar Update Jul 31st

Gifts From The Heart...Back to Basics

Just a few things. You will see some info shared several times and it just means that I want to give everyone a chance to see it.

When will the calendar be available for purchase?
We are hoping to have our Kick Off on September 5th...it isn't that far away and I still have lots to do yet.

Can we Pre-Order the Printed Version?
Yes, the Pre-Order date for anyone wanting to pre-order the printed version is August 15th with directions hitting this blog sometime between August 12-14th.

How much will the calendar cost?
The download version will be $16, the printed version (including shipping) will be $23. For those who order more than one printed calendar, there will be reduced shipping cost for additional calendars being shipped to the same address.

A few more photos for today. You have to love the first one, this little guy is SUCH a ham, but an adorable ham :) Yes, you are right, our sexy little model is back again this year with his newest item, he has bedroom eyes, which is OK, because he is in his, uh uh bed!!! And yes, you too can be the proud owner of this great looking bed. The pattern for the doggie/kitty bed will be in our calendar. Alli did a great job of coming up with this bed that all pets would be proud to have. You can see more of Alli other creations at http://knitwitsalley.tripod.com/

I think I mentioned at the last update or the one prior that Cathy Fuller Waldie would be joining us this year. If you are not familiar with Cathy (haha, who isn't) you can see her work at http://wishingiwasknitting.blogspot.com/. Cathy has a kitchen set in our calendar and it is really pretty. It includes a cloth, placemat, towel and bag holder. Check it out below:

That is all for now, I will do another update next week.

Janet Nogle

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Calendar Update July 28, 2009

Gifts From The Heart....Back to Basics

Just a note to let everyone know what is taking place with our calendar. We are in the process of setting up a calendar website and getting ready for the kickoff that will take place in September. We will be taking advance orders for those wanting the printed version in mid August so watch the news for more info on that.

I have a series of blocks that remind me of quilts long ago when they were hand made. This one is called "Skies Over New York" and reminds me of birds soaring in the sky. I have one more block called Western Sun that I will show at a later date.

Alli Barrett has had designs in our calendar every year it has been published and is a charter designer for sure. She always comes up with beautiful designs. This one is called "Starlit" and I love the stitching done with this one. You can see her other designs at http://knitwitsalley.tripod.com/

You will see more information about pricing, kick off give aways and calender completion in the next few updates.
Thanks for your support.
Janet Nogle

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Update 2010 Calendar (July 19)

Gifts From The Heart...Back to Basics
Hi Everyone, I wanted to share a few more photos of patterns that you will see in the 2010 Knitting Calendar. I have been a bit busy trying to put things together. Some news for you about the calendar...we will soon have our own website, that is sssoooo awesome and I am so excited. Emily is doing such a good job for us! The other news is that Cathy from http://wishingiwasknitting.blogspot.com/2007/12/christmas-lace-dishcloth.html (I love that cloth) will be joining us this year. This girl has more talent in her little finger than I have in my whole body :) You will see what she has in store for us a little later.

Sue Schaefer is another very talented lady that does beautiful designs and you can see all of her creations at http://harvestmoonupperroom.blogspot.com/. I introduced her Market Bag to you last week but get a load of this beautiful cloth she has come up with. The name of this cloth is "There Is No Place Like Home" and I love the little houses. Everyone has done such a good job of sticking to the theme this year.

The other cloth I am showing you this time is another one of Lindys cloth, it is very delicate and lacy. Lindy's blog is located at
http://madebylindy.blogspot.com/. She is one of our younger designers and has a great amount of creativity and talent. This is the second year Lindy has joined our group and she always has a lot of originality in her work. The name of her cloth is "Sweetheart".

I will present more pattern photos next week and notify everyone when the new website is done.

Janet Nogle

Friday, July 10, 2009

Calendar Update July 10th

Hi everyone, I wanted to get this out to everyone before the weekend got started and I was involved with other things.

This year I have contracted Cindy Moore to develop a gift card for us to go along with our theme. There is also a pattern enhancement on the card. Cindy does a really nice job with designing the cards.

We will have a bonus section in the calendar again this year. This section will be dedicated to "sets". It could be cloth and towel sets, bathroom sets, just anything with more than one item. My set is a cloth and towel set and it is pictured here and named after one of my sisters. It is called "Shirley Two Heart and Moss Set". Photos don't always show true colors. The Washcloths are done in hot pink and light pink (looks like white) and the towel is done in hot pink.

The other design is from Sue Schaefer called "Land and Sea Market Bag". I love this design, it really brightens the bag. Sue always brings us really bright and useful items. You can visit Sue at : http://www.harvestmoonupperroom.blogspot.com/

Enjoy your weekend

Janet Nogle

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Calendar Update July 5 2009

Gifts From The Heart.....Back to basics

I guess our theme could mean different things to different people. When I hear "back to basics", I think of my grandmother years ago when she had a wood burning stove and would not get any new fan dangle (I know THAT is not a word) appliances and still had a feather bed. That was when you lived in the country and wanted to move to the city because things MUST have been better there (haha). Looking back now, that was one of the best times in my life when things were a little more simpler and the family ties were much closer.

Speaking of my grandmother, I remember her quilting and how labor intensive it was but what a beautiful piece of work it ended up being. I decided this year I would make a series called Quilts Americana depicting different parts of our country/states. This one is called "Colors Of The Southwest". The yarn color comes alive and is warm and vibrant. It is Peaches N Creme's "Premium" yarn and the color is "Spice" and "Deep Red".

The second one I wanted to show you is adorable. Susan Mrenna designed a cloth that has a home with a heart in it. How perfect that is for this year's theme. The cloth is actually called Heart and Home.
I think so far I have announced 10 patterns that will be in our 2010 calendar and I still have more to show you, some I haven't received yet. I think you will like all that we are putting together. I don't know how many I have total yet, waiting on some feed back from designers before I can announce the total.
Have a good week :)
Janet Nogle