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Wednesday, March 25, 2009


"People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first."
-David H. Comins

Now I don't know whether ol' Benji knit, or not.

But I do know a good idea, when I stumble across one.

Today, I ate breakfast BEFORE I sat down to my work - much better...

Today, I frogged all of Pampas that came before.

Don't put the beads IN the waving grass shapes. Put them AROUND them - much better...

Pics tomorrow...

Last year, I charged $7 for each Garden Variety pattern. Evelyn at Knitty Noddy took a dollar off if you ordered the yarn from her and paid me a portion. But she made no money on the pattern. I just don't think that is right.

So, this year, the price is increasing to $8 each. But I'm not going to raise my price to Evelyn. So she can make a buck off of the patterns she sells. It's only fair.

And the extra dollar I get on the patterns?

I'm going to pass it back to you, by offering up front subscription savings. YAY!

I know many of you have felt cheated of the last minute savings I provided in December and this month. Why should the "Johnny-come-lately"s have all the luck?

You will notice a new add to cart button over there on the right for the entire 2009 Garden Variety Series for the pre-sale price of $6 each or $24 total .

$24 now buys you four beaded lace scarf/wrap patterns, one every other month:

Pampas - April - amber with gold beading
Rose - June - blush with deep rose beading
Delphinium - August - lavender blue with deep blue beading
Chrysanthemum - October - rusty maroon with bronze beading

And the bonus pattern - Blue Spruce - free of charge - December - deep teal and evergreen (special color) with silver beading.

Right now Trillium is on hold while we wait for Handmaiden to hand dye...sigh...I know she will be better for the wait.

I have decided to offer Sunflower as a stand alone mystery shawl project, next January and February. She is such a large project, being circular and all. Much more effort and yarn required than the regular GVC offerings. Well suited to the format of "let's do a bit this week, and a bit next week, and a bit more the week after that..."

You may order the entire series and lock in your savings anytime through the end of April. Patterns will be emailed to you upon release, without any further effort on your part.

After that, I will offer the 2009 GVC patterns for individual purchase at $8 each.

I thank you for your embrace of these patterns.

I remind you that there is only one more week to order the 2008 series.

And I look forward to knitting the garden with all my friends.

Let's take a stroll, shall we?

1 comment:

thaddeusrose said...

Looking forward to receiving this pattern... it's beautiful! Sure glad I signed up for the entire series! Thanks :-)