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!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Last KAL

Why do I always have such drama when I host a KAL? Last week was probably one of the worst weeks I've ever had. First, I was presented with the possibility of a serious cancer diagnosis, which required three trips to the hospital for nuclear scans. Then I went to the first ever Fiber Festival of New England only to come home to the news that my computer had died. I've been flirting with disaster with this machine for awhile now, so luckily, I had been backing up documents, or so I thought. Turns out that I hadn't done it in a couple of weeks and I've lost tons of documents, including three new patterns I was working on. UGH! I also lost all my favorite places and most all of my email contacts. I had some really neat sites saved that I'll probably never find again. In any event, I now have a new computer and yesterday, I found out that all my tests were negative! I guess in the grand scheme of things, it really isn't all that bad!

So then, back to the KAL. I'm now done with them and I'm ready to share this last one. It will look familiar to some of you. It's "Peanut", one of my all time favorite designs. As I've mentioned before, the bib was published in the November 2009 issue of Petite Purls, but I never did a matching cloth. If you haven't checked out Petite Purls yet, I suggest you do. All of the patterns are geared for babies, toddlers and children and are free! My kind of place!

My new computer has a different operating system than my old one, so I can't figure out how to copy and paste the row by row instructions for this cloth. For now, if you want the pattern, you'll just have to grab the pdf file in the sidebar. I'll see my son, who is my own personal "technie" in a couple of weeks, so he'll give me a lesson then! Maybe he can even help find some of the missing files. My daughter-in-law is pretty smart too, so she may be able to help me even sooner. It's nice to be surrounded by all these wonderful brains!

Unlike most of my cloths and bibs, I had to tweak this so the cloth pattern is slightly different from the bib. I hope you'll like it as much as I do!

Now, if you're my friend and you haven't heard from me, please send me a note so I can have your email address again!