Updated patterns!

I'm in the process of updating my old patterns, particularly the bibs, to include charts. I'm rewriting some of the directions to make the patterns even easier and including alternative methods for beginning the bibs and for making the ties. Look for these patterns in the sidebar to see which ones have been added. It's a slow process, but eventually, they'll all be there!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

What was I thinking!!

I don't know what is wrong with me, but I seriously messed up the directions to the Puddles cloth. Originally, I had designed the cloth with some lame waves and a bow around the duck's neck, as you can see in this picture.

I wasn't happy with the results and so I didn't even bother correcting the mistakes that I found when I did the test knit. Instead, I redid it, minus the bow and the waves, which resulted in a much cleaner looking cloth (in my opinion), as you can see by the next picture.

Unfortunately for me, and for all of you that downloaded the pattern, the directions that I posted were for the first version. Somehow, I mixed up the two and only thanks to a good samaritan, who actually tried knitting it, did the error come to light. I've taken down the pdf link and I've deleted the original post. I'm sure the correct version (the version that I was supposed to post) is okay, but I'm not taking any chances, so I'll be reknitting it to make sure. I'm also deleting the first version from my computer so (hopefully) I won't do it again. Please, please accept my most sincere apologies. This is the main reason that I don't charge for any of my patterns!

As you know, I did mention that I've done another version of the duck, which I think might be my favorite pattern to date. I'll give you all a sneak peek, but don't expect any pattern to be posted for awhile. I'll have to reknit it so I won't have to post any more of these humiliating blog posts. This one is "Quacking Up!".

If you'd like to test knit it, let me know and I'll gladly send you the pattern. There's no money in it, but you can be the "first" and of course, I'd be eternally grateful!! (If you're interested, please contact me either through Ravelry (cloverlaine) or send me an email at wapikiya at verizon dot net.)


Lois said...

I would love to test knit for you. I adore your patterns.

Elaine said...

Lois, you'll have to give me your email address. I can't figure out how to get it from the comments or your profile!

Cinderbella said...


I posted yesterday about the error on rows 10 and 11. If you still need someone, I would like to test knit for you. I am a test knitter for several designers and a yarn company.


susanmark said...

HI Elaine, I love the first duck pattern and think the second one is even cuter.

I would be glad to test knit for you.


Sara said...

If you're still looking for test knitters, I'd love to give it a shot. We have 2 babies due in Oct/Nov and I'm elected to make wash cloths (that's what I get for being the only needleworker in the family). I'm also not a skilled knitter, I'm more skilled with other needlecrafts, so would love this to test my limited abilities!

Sara rockinneedle@gmail.com