Getting myself organised

I’m starting to feel very on top of things these days, last week I set up the testers group that I already posted about AND managed at long last to put a newsletter together.  If you want to be the first to hear about new patterns with a few sneak peeks then go sign up, you can find it at the top right corner of the page here or click directly here.

I’m trying to figure out the best stuff to put into the newsletter, any suggestions?  I’m planning on having a special offer in each one just for subscribers and I also had the great twitter suggestion of having a technique or tip in the newsletter as well.

I’ve finished up the stranded cowl for Crafty Alley class on the 2nd of April.  I knit it up using Donegal Yarns (also Studio Donegal/Kilcarra) yarn which is lovely for stranded work.  The flecks of different colour makes it look like there is much more colour work happening then there actually is!  A cowl is perfect as well for practicing stranded work for the first time, it’s in the round and there’s no decreases to worry about, you just need to focus on the two hands doing what they’re supposed to be doing.

For anyone looking closely at the site you might have noticed that we’ve completed a long overdue reorganization of the patterns.  This now means that different pattern types are actually grouped together now rather than just showing the full list of all patterns.  When I started the number of patterns was small enough that this wasn’t needed but over the last few months the number of patterns has become unwieldy without more structure.  Which is of course a good thing!

4 thoughts on “Getting myself organised

  1. Yes, I think people would definitely like to see techniques/tips in a newsletter. Something to add to the sum of knowledge is always a good thing!

  2. Things you could put in a newsletter: news from your design process, a competition, a tips section, something about your favourite yarn at the moment, something about a previous pattern that could be modded or reworked in a new way :)

  3. Hi Carol,
    A beginner in fair isle/colour work I would love to try your gorgeous cowl pictured in “Getting myself organised” 21/03. Made for your Craft Alley Class. Can I get the pattern anywhere?
    Loving all your work!


  4. Hi Eilzabeth,

    In the next couple of weeks I’ll get that pattern together and up on the blog as a free pattern.

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