Thursday, October 04, 2007

Gimme An F!


My son swears that's what Frisky is trying to tell us. (Sometimes Frisky actually does get off the couch and run around, though you'd never guess it from my photography.) Happy Dogs on Thursday.

Good news: my laptop is back. From what we can tell there's not a thing wrong with it now. The Geek Squad paperwork said reloading the O/S was only "optional." Freakin' Best Buy. I'm just glad my laptop is back - even if Vista did cause the problem, I love it because it makes everything look really pretty. Is that so wrong? Am I completely shallow?

Anyway, there is a small amount of knitting/crochet to show:

Dorky Crocheted Scarf in Patons Merino Geranium

Dorky Crocheted Scarf Rethought as a My So-Called Scarf

Baby Sweater WIP

Also wanted to pass along the best piece of advice I got about Ravelry: "Start taking pictures NOW and meet your new best friend, Flickr." Thanks, ADD :)


Susan Ripley said...


My name is Susan Ripley and I apologize if you have already received this message from myself or an associate. I am gathering knitting and crochet patterns for the 2009 Pattern-A-Day Calendars from Accord Publishing. I am contacting you today in the hopes that you will submit a pattern or hang the attached flyer somewhere in your store or post it to your website / BLOG /pod cast to let your customers and friends know about the design contest and the chance to get their designs published. You could also email the flyer if you have a mailing list. Patterns are accepted from individuals, shops, charities and yarn companies. There are no restrictions and the patterns can also be something that is currently being distributed for free. You maintain all ownership – you just give us permission to print and distribute.

Some of the yarn shops that have worked with us in the past have also offered fun pattern design/writing classes. This is a great way to get customers into your store while taking advantage of this great contest. $500 will be awarded as First place for both calendars; there are also 2nd and 3rd place prizes; and all contributors whose patterns are used will receive a 2009 calendar.

In addition, it can be great advertising. Every pattern you submit will have a credit to the designer along with a link to their website or blog. If you are a yarn company or store, your store name is listed as well as the designer’s name.

Please go to our website at and learn more about the submission requirements and our contest. The contest deadline is December 15th, 2007. If you have any questions, please contact me and I will gladly answer your questions. If your email program stripped the PDF, you can download the flyer at

Susan Ripley

Susan Ripley, Creative Director

Ripley Designs, Inc
1860 Sandy Plains Rd
Suite 204-186
Marietta GA 30066

phone: 678-540-9205
fax: 678-302-9965
cell: 404-964-5882

“Providing graphic and web design services to the Atlanta area.”

sophanne said...

I've seen much dorkier crocheted items. There was something interesting about that scarf. Mostly I'm commenting because you have my favorite measuring tape and i must tell you what I do with it. Every time I press his belly at knit night, I say "baa" and it makes me laugh.

The_Add_Knitter said...

Hooray for the laptop being back in business!