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Am I Missing Something?

Hi Knitters!

Haven’t we often heard that question, whether someone truly didn’t understand your intentions or they just missed something. Seriously, there’s a way in which it is interpreted.

Right?

I need to explain to you all what exactly I do, and who exactly my audience is, at this time.

I began designing in the year 2008. My focus was myself at that time, as I was somewhat of a beginner knitter. After I watched countless videos, read 100’s of books, and watched my friends as they made their way through a beautiful project, I realized what kind of designer I should be.

A designer that focuses on the simple. Simple Detailing. Simple stitches. Just. Simple. From that time till now, my audience has been beginners. I’ve taught beginners. I’ve walked beginners through issues. I’ve designed for beginners.

So, when someone questions my intentions from said project, I get a bit defensive. Though, after reading back the posts she and I wrote, I quickly deleted it. Why? Because it goes back to what I just wrote, I’m a simple designer with the beginning knitter in mind. They don’t know how to stripe the yarn or how many stitches to cast on or even do the math to figure them out. I love to be the one to do that for them. I often receive emails asking me, if I used your dishcloth pattern and wanted to make it bigger, how would I do that. Simply put…know your gauge, stitches per inch, with said yarn and needle, and multiply that number by how many inches you want the finished object to be.

Simple for the more advanced knitter, but not for the beginner.

This design is adorable, right? I’m just attempting to show you all what kind of designs you will continue to see. If you’re following me on Facebook or this blog, you quickly realize, the patterns you see are easy. Step by step instructions. No charts.
I love doing these. For me, it’s a pleasure to help the novice knitter get their bearings. It’s tough. We all were beginners at one time. We all had to take baby steps. So, there has to be patterns out there that address the beginner. Though, with that said, there are many knitters, myself included, who love a change of pace, a break from the sweater or shawl we’re working on. THIS type of project is perfect.
*stepping down (carefully) off my soap box*
Let me introduce my newest design.
I adore this pattern. And the texture it creates is thick and perfect for your kitchen. And did I mention it has the coolest, most simple, unique Icord? It does!
So, stick with me as I show you new patterns that will keep you sane or help you learn.
Hugs to you all!! You know my heart and how much I appreciate you ALL.
Knit On!!
Deb

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Patterns, Dishcloths, Color Inspiration, and more…

Curvy in all The Right Places

Hi Knitters!

I’ve been working on so many projects lately, to include planning for a new book. *squee*

Yes, there will be a Book 3 in the Dishcloth Diva Series. Well, it’s still in its infant stages, as I only just now sent over the contract to my publisher. This book will be fun, full of more dishcloths, and even more ideas. 

As we have discovered, a lot of knitters love to cast on a dishcloth. Whatever your reason, I think that’s fantastic! 

Do you need a change from you lace knitting? How about a gift for someone? A housewarming gift? As we all travel over the summer, what a fun gift to hand to that person who chose to open their house to you. 

Here are many of the “favorites” among my repeat customers.

Ashley – Knit

Tideway – Crochet
Omaha – Crochet

Mom and Apple Pie – Knit

As I pack to get ready for a trip, the first thing I pack is my knitting. You too? I always have some size 7 needles and cotton yarn packed. What is easier than sitting in an airport knitting on a washcloth and people watching.  

As Always,

Knit On!!

Deb




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It’s Friday

I’m sure for most, Friday is the day in which things are beginning to slow down. Not for me! I seem to get my mojo going into the weekend. I mean, I just spouted off a list of to-do’s to my husband while we were driving home from breakfast. His comment, “Why don’t you write them down in jotter (a cool app). That way you don’t have to remember them all. And, you don’t feel like you have to do them all.


Really?! Ms. I-Need-To-Check-Everything-Off-My-List-Almost-Immediately. Well, (almost that is). 

Let’s create the list right here:

1) Pics for new dishcloth designs (done)
2) Pics of new baby blanket – find a place I can take them
3) Write up the all three designs
(Ummm…maybe he’s right.)
4) Knit a new set of crochet dishcloths for my Etsy shop
5) Do book review for Interweave
6) Create one more design (to make a set of three dishcloths)
7) Submit dishcloth set to Knitpicks for possible approval
8) Create first-ever BLOGcast post and get ready to launch MONDAY! *squeee*
9) Edit pics for new designs
10) List new designs on Ravelry, Etsy, Craftsy, and Pinterest


Sneak peak into the book review

Sigh…that’s enough, Deb, Right?

So one of the 10 is DONE!

I’m sure you have a to-do list. Let’s commit to getting them checked off. 

I need to find some time to knit some fun stuff too. What will that be?

So, as I always say,

Knit On!
Deb