Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Calendar Update June 30th

"Gifts From The Heart...
Back to Basics"

This week I am showing another set from Elaine Fitzpatrick. It is her Kitty Bib and cloth set. Our cat lovers will love this one :) You can visit Elaine at: http://downcloverlaine.blogspot.com/aine.blogspot.com/

I am also showing a cloth done by Lindy called "Hullabaloo". Hullabaloo means an uproar or fuss and is also tied to several places of business. It is bright, colorful and cheery and has it's own personality. A beautiful mix of colors. This is one cloth you will knit again and again. You can visit Lindy at http://madebylindy.blogspot.com/

I will have more photos in the next few, have a great 4th of July.



Sunday, June 21, 2009

Calendar Update June 21, 2009

Well it is already mid June, graduation time - Home Comings - Prom time...while we are on the subject of June events, staying in line with our theme of "Gifts From The Heart....Back to Basics" this week's featured designer is Debbie of Debbie's Knit N Sew Studio (http://www.knitnsewstudio.com/). She has been featured in the last two calendars as far as Internet Sites to visit because of her very popular Knit Dish Cloth Dress, we refer all kinds of people from our Monthly Dishcloth group to her site all the time. You can view that design at: http://www.knitnsewstudio.com/knit_dish_cloth_dress.htm.

The design in our calendar this week is called "Prom Date Dress" and it is adorable. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. It has been a while since I have attended a prom but this certainly reminds me of some of the styles you might find for prom dresses.

I have been receiving some of the finished patterns and all of them really fit in well with our theme and the type of patterns that I believe most of you will enjoy. I judge patterns quite easy, If it is a pattern I would want to knit then it is accepted, if it is a pattern that I might not spend my time knitting then it is rejected.

Next week I will have photos of the remainder of Elaine Fitzpatrick designs. Last week her little puppies were featured. Next week you will see the rest of her animal collection :)

Janet Nogle

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Calendar Update - June 11, 2009

2010 Calender Update:

I wanted to just update everyone with where our Calendar stands right now and what is going on. I have received some of the items already and I have added a photo below so you can see more of what is in our calendar. The photo to the left is about how far we have come in the last 20 or so years. I received them when I purchased some knitting books from Ebay and this was part of the package. These patterns were from 1950-1975 era. Talk about back to basics.....some of these patterns were of household items but the majority of the patterns were clothing for women and children.

One of Elaine Fitzpatrick's designs for this years calendar is for the younger set. A beautiful cloth and bib set, this is one set and there is another set you will see a little later. You animal lovers will love them both I am sure.

Elaine had an adorable set last year as well. She comes up with the cutest designs.

There will be quite a few sets for 2010 because our theme is wrapped around gifts, no pun intended, it makes sense to put a few sets together for our loved ones and friends. You will be able to mix them with your favorite designs that you already enjoy making that are not in this calendar. You can mix heart sets from other sites and diamond sets so we don't want to limit you to working with "just" the designs in our calendar, you can find other designs on the Internet that would work well with these designs as well.

Our freeby cloth for our kick off was designed by Sue Schaefer and is beautiful. I was going to wait until next time to show you a photo of it, but I am going to share it with you now. It is pictured in a solid yarn and a variegated yarn and is called "All Hearts Lead To Home". Sue always has beautiful designs.

That is all for now, I will post more photos when I receive the items. Thanks for your support.

Janet Nogle