Category Archives: Blogging

Progress And A Break

I have been checking every link on each page of this site in alphabetic order with a couple of exceptions.  This morning I completed the Knit Cloths page. My plan is to resume working on this site Friday morning. I need a break from it today. There are other activities wanting and needing my attention. Tomorrow will be filled with working for my employer.

Thank you again for your patience!

Site Update

I will be updating this blog daily for the next six days starting today. By the end of that time, the links on each page will have been reviewed ; the dead ones will be  researched and removed if found not to be valid elsewhere on the internet.I will also be going through my files and adding  links to more  patterns.

Another goal is to update and answer all comments that are waiting attention. This may or may not be done publicly depending on what I decide. Please accept my apologies for having gotten so far behind. Life has been busy and this blog has unfortunately gotten lost in the shuffle.

If you are a designer and wish to have a link to your pattern added to this site, please send me a message by of the comments. My computer will be checked for messages several times daily for the next several days and at least once daily after that time.

Blog Anniversary

One year ago, August 6, 2006, this blog was started at another blogging site. My motivation was my increasing fascination with dish and wash cloths. At that time I was not working outside the home and was beginning to search for free patterns available on the internet for these items. My original batch of dishcloths was wearing out after several years hard labor. It was time to replace them. There was plenty of cotton yarn in my stash. I wanted new patterns to keep me interested in replacing them. Thus began a blog that has truly changed my life.

Within a couple of months and after experiencing much frustration with the limitations of the previous site, I moved this blog here to WordPress. It was a good move. The people here have been and are very helpful with their support and encouragement. This includes the paid support staff who have answered my questions about Terms of Service and technical questions. It also includes the volunteers and readers of the Forums who have graciously given support and input when I have asked for it. Please accept my thanks.

This site has grown from having a few links in the sidebar to having 38 pages of patterns. There are also two pages waiting to be posted until a little bit more work has been done on them. The patterns listed here are mainly knitted or crocheted. One of my goals is to add a page with loomed dish or wash cloth patterns in the upcoming weeks.

This has proven to be an unusually busy summer which has permitted little time on the computer. That will be changing in the next couple of weeks.

I have no exact idea of the number of patterns listed here. There are more in my files to be listed as time allows.

The most amazing aspect of this blog is the number of hits it has received in the past year. It also amazes me to see how many times it is used on a daily basis. These numbers please and humble me at the same time. I never imagined in my wildest dreams that this blog would be referred to as frequently as it is. Thank you to each of you who finds this site useful.

The other aspect of this blog that surprises and delights me is to see it listed on the sidebar of other people’s Blogs. It is one thing for me to place a link on my blog, yet it is another matter to find my own blog on that of others. Thank you for finding it pleasing and useful enough to do so.

I also extend a sincere Thank You to the many designers who have granted permission to allow links to their work to be added to this blog. We as a members of the Fiber Arts community benefit from your generosity.

It is my most sincere hope and goal to maintain this blog in such a manner that it will continue to be a resource for makers and lovers of dish and wash cloths and related items for a long time.

Norma

More Pages Checked

The following pages have been checked of the accuracy of links:

There have been a couple of patterns added during the course of this. My files have links to more patterns waiting to be added here. They will be added as time permits.

Pages Checked

The following pages have been checked of the accuracy of links:

On the pages that contain links to “crittersdesigns.com” you will see a note stating: ‘site disabled as of 5/6/07’. I am leaving the patterns listed in the hope that this site will be re-started in the near future. If this does not happen, the references to the links will be removed.

I will continue checking and updating the remaining pages in the next few days.

Thank you in advance  for your understanding a patience as I take care to correct the errors on this blog.

Updating

I have not been updating this blog much in the past week until today. Life has just been busy between working, knitting and homeschooling.

I have updated a few pages today and will continue to add more links daily for the next several weeks. There are new items added to the Pot Holders, Special Items and to the Christmas Items pages.

Enjoy!

Something Amazing Has Happened

Sometime between last night and this morning this blog surpassed having 20,000 hits. Wow!!

My response is to say Thank You to each of you who find this blog useful. Normally I am a person of many words. Today this is not so. My wildest dreams for this blog have been exceeded. It is my sincere hope that you will continue to use this as a resource.

I will continue to do my best to keep this site current.  If you find you need or want something, please do not hesitate to ask for help.