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, October 16, 2012

Tail A Wagging!

Here, as promised, is my birthday present to you!  Every year now for the past four years, I've posted a new pattern on my birthday.  I love getting presents, but I love giving them even more!
This fellow might look a little familiar to some of you.  He's a version of the pattern that I did for one of the past dishcloth calendars.  I tweaked him and he's facing the opposite way.  He also doesn't have the heart border.

I get requests all the time for the old version of this pattern and the two other dog and cat patterns that I did.  All three of the designs were exclusive to the calendar.  The rights to them have been returned to me and I can choose to do whatever I want with them.  It would be easy just to post them, but I really don't think that's fair to those of you who purchased the calendar just for my patterns.  (And I know a lot of you did, because you told me so!)  On the other hand, you might have noticed that I'm not in the habit of selling any of my patterns!  What to do? I think I've come up with a fair solution.  I've decided to post the old designs in a "new" format.  They won't have the heart borders and I may change them slightly.  If you want them with the hearts, then you'll have to buy a back issue of the calendar.  Otherwise, you'll just have to settle for the basic design, which I hope you'll still think is cute!

This pup is 37 stitches wide so it will fit in with most of the other patterns for those who'd like to mix and match.  The pattern also includes a chart as well as the written directions.  The pdf files are in the sidebar, or you can get the bib by clicking here  and the cloth by clicking here.
Now, I get to go and open up my birthday presents!  Of course, with my husband laid up and unable to do much of anything on his own, I "had" to do my own birthday shopping!  There's no wrapping paper involved, but I do get to open the shipping boxes!  There are a couple of new knitting books and some of my favorite stitch markers  (I can never have enough of them!).  There's a possibility that there might even be a new skein of yarn. . .or two.