Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Deal for You

Sherrod #2266
Modeled by Skyler
We just got done with such a major pattern update that I want you, dear blog reader, to have the upgrade free. If you hurry, that is.
I tried something a little different with my Sherrod sweater pattern in the original version. Being constrained by my charting program, I have always had to put a certain limited size chart in my patterns. The Sherrod has three different cables, all of which appear on the front of the sweater and only one on the back. For the front cables, I put in pages with all the charts, some flipped horizontally, thinking knitters would want to copy just those pages and piece the charts together according to size and stitch pattern sequence.
Too much work!

I had already realized that I needed to redo Mr. Sherrod (named after my husband--it's his middle name passed down from his paternal grandfather) when I got a very nice e-mail from Sue, who is knitting a sample for the wonderful Black Water Abbey Yarns. She found an error, you see, the fix of which may now be seen in our errata. After taking a deep look at the pattern, I found more details that needed improvement, so I asked Meredith and Tracey for their help and bang! we had an upgrade.

Here's the deal. If you bought a copy of the original Sherrod pattern, just take it out of the sheet protector, fold it up, and put it in a #10 envelope. Mail it to me at P.O. Box 6982, Tacoma, WA 98417, with your return address clearly marked, and I will send you the new pattern--sheet protected and all.

As you might understand, I cannot replace all 100+ patterns that have been bought, but I can do 50. After that, the deal's off.

Hurry for your free Sherrod upgrade!

Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Mostly not yarn

That's right--this post has very little yarn, so if that's what you came to see, come back next time! Instead, I'm trying to start catching up with posts by recounting a few life experiences of late.
Fred and I finally took a hike a couple of weeks ago up to Rampart Ridge at Mt. Rainier.
It was lovely.
Just a part of the trail--the part with no bugs, that is. Because on the ridge itself we got attacked! First bug bites I've had since leaving Georgia, I think!
Mt. Rainier from the trail. Looks much different than from Tacoma!

In June, I was surprised by my lady friends with my very first surprise party for my birthday! Yep, they got me. Gave me these lovely flowers and a yummy brunch! I got pretty cards from them and from family, and I got a knitted cupcake from Kelli and some Tori from Emily. I even tried to do some sock knitting totally for me...and I haven't gotten much farther than what you see. Smack in the middle you see my new iPod Nano from Fred. I love it!! I loaded it full of Celtic music, bagpipes, Tori, Tom, Elvis, David, Ani, etc. Sweet!

Then in July Fred and I celebrated 8 years together and he gave me roses. I could fill the house with all the roses this man has given me since we refound each other 8 years last May. He's a sweet man and I am very fortunate to be married to him.
Next post I should tell you about the person who's come to stay with us for a while and about some new designs I've published lately. Let's hope I get that done before another month (or two) go by.
Stay cool! Fall's coming!