Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Update On Calendar

Hi everyone...this is a note letting everyone know where the "Overflow" document stands.

First off, it is due to be emailed to everyone today. What is in the document is:

16 Additional Patterns For The Home:

Peas and Carrots Scrubber Cloth
Giraffe Safari Cloth
Cherries Cloth
Waves of Lace Cloth
Diamond & Lace Cloth
Sunflower & Bath Ensemble
Desert Cloth
Salt & Pepper Potholder
Sea Turtle Cloth
Sponge Cloth
Candy Stripes Cloth
Mouse That Roared Cloth
Moss & Leaf Cloth
Purley Moon Cloth
Cookies For Santa Potholder
Halloween Witch Cloth

A List of contributors

Tips and Tricks

Supportive Websites

Knitting Terms and Abbreviations

Pattern Correction (noted in red)


I hope everyone is enjoying there calendars and please remember that February 20th is the cutoff date, everyone that submits an order after that date will be contacted and told that their order can't be processed.

The document will need to be sent in several emails due to the size. If you do not see an email from me on February 1st, please contact me so I can verify one was sent.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Stitch Markers

I haven't had much time lately to do anything with stitch markers but I have completed a few recently and wanted to put on my blog before I forgot about it. I plan to give some of them away to some nice people I know.

The first photo (right side) is some with crystal (clear see through) and red beads the other set in the first photo is White pearls with red crystal. I love red and white together.

The second photo (left side of screen) is Pink pearls with blue crystals and the second set in that photo is of yellow pearls with yellow crystals.

I need more time to knit and make stitch markers but with the calendars and shipping and what not I have had to squeeze in time just to do a little knitting. We aren't done yet with the calendars although it is getting close to the cutoff date of February 20th I have processed over 500 orders for the calendars so people did like the idea of household items and we will probably do another one.

Janet Nogle

Monday, January 22, 2007

Update for January 22, 2007

Well I just wanted to post a little more about what is happening with the Calendar. We are almost finished with the calendar as far as fulfilling orders. What started as a little personal calendar for our Yahoo Knitting group turned into a full blown production. This come about because no publishers thought there was an interest in knitting household items so there wasn't any calendar with our interests out there. Looking back I don't know how in the world we pulled this off in three months time. We started this in September after all the other knitting and craft calendars were out there for 2007 and none of them had the patterns we were looking for in a calendar. It does appear (due to numerous requests) that we will do this again for 2008 HOWEVER...it will be ready and on sale in September NOT December 8th...and you will see some needed changes thanks to your feedback. The one thing that I was VERY disappointed in was the delivery of the calendars. It took up to 2 weeks in some instances before they reached their destination and in some instances they never were received and we had to resend. So I am looking into other avenues for delivery. I can't imagine that sending something Priority Mail would take more than three days but the average was running 7 days...not good!!!

I want to thank everyone for your support and understanding through all of this. February 20th is the Cut Off date as mentioned previously in my posts. I have met some great people that I otherwise wouldn't have known. Everyone knows about my addiction to yarn and that I pretty much have it in every room in my house and even hanging from the rafters :) This has lead me to meet some great people who sell on Ebay and one of them I just met recently is such a really nice individual who I have given and will give my business too. Her name is Sheri and I won't share her last name because some people don't appreciate that but I bought some yarn from her and she happened to see my blog and we talked about different things, anyway if you get a chance, visit her at sheracct4 on Ebay. She has some awesome yarn available.

Thanks and I will have more information about calendars later in the year so I hope everyone has a great 2007 and I will be talking with most of you via email. The "Overflow" document will be ready on January 31st and those of you that purchased the calendar will be receiving this via email, so if you think I might not have your email address or you sent me a check or money order for the calendar, you probably need to send me a short (please) note giving me your email address. Those of you who paid via PayPal; I will have your email address but if you bought several calendars, you will need to share that email with the people that you originally gave the calendars to.

Janet Nogle

Monday, January 15, 2007

Update - Update For January 15, 2007

Well it is another year, trying to get caught up on all the orders so I can finish up the "Overflow" document to send to everyone via email. This document will have the additional 16 patterns that I couldn't squeeze in the calendar, it will have Internet aids to help you find any support information, abbreviations in knitting terms and any corrections to the patterns that were not found prior to printing. This document will also include all of the contributor information.

Any corrections, once established, will also be located on my blog.

In case you missed my last update, please be aware that February 20th is the cutover date for ordering the calendar, after that date, all monies will be returned unless prior arrangements have been made with me.

If you have any questions, contact me at jnogle@cox.net

Janet Nogle

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Update-Update-Update Calendar Cutoff Date

Hi, hope everyone is doing well. I wanted to notify everyone of the cutoff date for ordering a calendar.

It has been decided that February 20th is the cutoff date for ordering a Dishcloth Calendar. This is dated material and won't be available all year long because of the nature of what it is sssoooooo, if you want to order one you will need to do so by February 20th.

This has been a huge learning experience for me, and looking around and talking to some people who just wanted to talk about things, this process we have just went through, ie talking about a calendar, gathering the right people together to have imput into the calendar, devising patterns for the calendar...well I think you get the drift here...takes 8-12 months to finalize and we did it in 3 months so no wonder we had these sort of uh uh uh opportunities :)

I want to thank everyone for your support and we will be around if you have questions but please pass the word to any friends that were thinking about getting one because I won't be asking for the printer to print up any additional calendars.

Janet Nogle

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Stitch Markers

I had a little piece and quiet today and did a few relaxing things. After yesterday dealing with the stomach flu and today still feeling weak from it I just made a few stitch markers and plan to hit the sack early tonight.

I am waiting on more calendars being printed up, boy we sure have had a run on the calendars. I had no idea that many people would be interested in the exact same things that I was. Our knitting groups have been so complimentary and supportive of our efforts as well. We appreciate them.

I hope everyone has a great 2007. We are trying to figure out what should be next and will let everyone know what I decide to do. Thanks again for your support.

Janet Nogle

Thursday, January 04, 2007


Here is a new photo for you. This pattern was submitted by Danielle Cote called Candy Stripe. Danielle has numerous patterns for free at her website: http://cf.geocities.com/knitdishclothcorner/. Her site is very very popular and sometimes hard to get in to but it is worth it-don't give up you will love everything you see. She is french and has patterns posted in French abd English. This pattern can be found in the "Overflow" patterns.

There was an error spotted late in the process, which has been corrected for future printing. That error was in the pattern for April "Star Kissed" by Carol Yates. The bio listed was not the bio for Carol Yates but another Carol. She has brought it to my attention, I want to publicly apologize for the error. A "shortened" bio was added to her pattern page, I have made up another disc and have delivered it to the printer. Any future calendars will have Carol Yates bio on them.

I guess having a printer print and bind the calendars was the right direction to go but I have had numerous problems getting them printed timely AND correctly. They brought to my attention that some calendars may have a flaw (yeah right!). Some, but I am told not many, left with the calendar months "June" and "July" out of sequence so to make it easy on you...you can get through the hotest month first this year (UGH!)

I picked up more calendars yesterday and I am trying to get through most of the pending orders only to find another uh uh uh "Flaw", they failed to use the "Revised" October page so what I am doing is running off the "Corrected" Pattern page myself and I will staple (Real Professional) the corrected page. I told someone yesterday that if it wasn't for "Bad" luck, I wouldn't have had any luck at all on this!!!

If you receive a calendar you want to replace because of any of the things mentioned above, just send your calendar back to me and I will send out a "Revised" copy as soon as the printer gets them to me. I apologize for all of the comedy of errors and at this point I could write a book on "how NOT" to publish things and the first DO NOT would be if you can't have them ready in August to go on sale DON'T DO THEM AT ALL!!! There was entirely too much rushing around to get these done and to the printer. Next year, if I do it at all...these will be ready to sell on Sept 1st with a cut off date of December 15th...period. I am a bit of a perfectionist and I have been one stressed out individual since December 4th. I have been upset at myself for things as well. So I certainly understand you wanting a professional document, you deserve that, so I only want my Internet friends to be happy with their calendar, that is the least I can do at this point.

I want to thank you guys for your patience through all of this, trying to get this many out and dealing with a postal system that is, uh, uh, uh well inadequate. I sent these by Priority Mail just because I wanted everyone to get them by Christmas and they do promise 2-3 days delivery sending it priority well...it has been 7 and sometimes 10 days before receipt of these packages. Of course once it leaves my house I kind of lose control over the process but even the tracking wasn't working like it could have so, I guess this document is long enough to put you to sleep so I just wanted you to know where everything stood at this point.

I plan to get the 16 "Overflow" patterns to everyone by Jan 15, I am hoping things will settle down a bit by then. These will NOT go via regular mail however, they will be emailed to everyone. So If I can get through the rest of the orders I can finalize that document. For those that were still waiting to receive their calendars, I got a quick document to them of the 16 patterns so they would have something to work with so if your calendar has been delayed (haven't received yet) I will forward that document to you if you send me a short note via email to jnogle@cox.net

Thanks again to everyone, I will be mailing more packets today and I am up to December 22nd orders so the rest have been mailed some won't receive for a while though if they live outside the US, they are taking a bit longer to arrive.

I will update you on the progress and I will list the cutoff date for ordering in the near future so if you are still thinking about it, be aware that you need to check back before ordering because the cutoff date will probably be in February. This is "dated" material so we will need to stop providing it sometime soon.

Janet Nogle