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I give up…

I’m sorry to announce this, but I’m giving up the challenge.  I really enjoyed this challenge and it got me knitting and designing and thinking about dishcloths every day.  But on the other hand, I’ve been knitting and designing and thinking about dishcloths every day for not only the last three weeks, but also the two weeks or so before the challenge.  I’m a little worn out on dishcloths.  Also, I wasn’t excited any more to design new cloths.  It was getting to be a chore and I do this because it’s fun and I love doing it.  It’s time to stop.

On the upside, that means I have some drawings to do and some prizes to give away!!  I’ll be organizing all that tomorrow.  Since I lasted three weeks, I’ll be giving away 6 patterns (of their choice) to 5 lucky winners.  I also promised a free pattern to everyone who cheered me along on this challenge.  I’ve already been thinking about what would be a good design for that and I have a couple of ideas sketched out.

This challenge was a lot of fun and I’m already thinking that I’m going to do it again after the holidays.  Mid-January might be a good time to start.  I’ll have had enough time to recover from all the Christmas craziness, and I’ll need something to keep me going so I don’t slide into a winter slump.

Now that I’m in the habit of blogging, I’ll be blogging a little more often than I was in the past.  I’ve got a few new things that I’m going to be working on.  One that I started today, I’m super excited about and I can see that it could possibly lead to a great new addition to the website.  I don’t want to give away too much before it’s ready, but let’s say it’s a little larger than a dishcloth. 

The other idea I’ve been working on since this summer I’m also very excited about, is something completely unique.  I’ve spent many hours searching high and low all over the internet for patterns for this and I can’t find one.  So I’m staying completely quiet until I get more of it finished.  I’m really hoping that people will like this pattern because it is different.  Although it defininely will appeal only to a certain group of people.  Now if that isn’t vague enough to confuse the heck out of you, then I don’t know what!

8 thoughts on “I give up…

  1. Sorry to see you give up the challange – but we don’t want you to burn out either.
    Take a good rest – enjoy your holidays and your family. Your good health is most important to them and to us as well.

    It sounds like the wheels of creativity are still at work, which is good, but not enough time to knit up. When you get ready for cheerleaders, we will be here.

    Enjoy and relax.

    Mary Ann, who has no creativity only ideas.

  2. hi, you did a good job all the way
    you deserve a hand shake too
    all the patterns you have knitted are so good
    pat
    take care of yourself first

  3. You did a great job! and when it is no longer fun but a chore then it is time to stop. Glad to read that you will have some surprises in store for us later.

    Noreen

  4. Don’t feel bad you did a great job. I don’t think anyone could had did better job than you did. You are great were in the word do you get those great ideal. So get the rest that you need and like I said you go girl and God Bless Helen In Pa

  5. You did a great job! I am glad that we could all be a part of it!! Keep up the good work, maybe next time you should design one a week, or one ever other day so you don’t burn out!! We definitely don’t want you to stop designing that is for sure!!!

    As for the new adventures that is great!! I am venturing into other things then dishcloths as well, its awesome!!

    Cant wait to see what else you have in store for us!

  6. You are a darling, Emily! You are a very committed person to us and to your family. You deserve to take it easy.

    Thanks for all that you’ve done thus far! I’m looking forward to what you have in store for us after the holidays!

    Big hugs,

    Nicole
    xoxo

  7. Hi Emily,
    You did a grand job ,my hat off to you.
    Patricia V.

  8. You went a lot farther than I would have on the challenge. Congratulations for a great job! I am looking forward to seeing your new ideas.

    Judy

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