May 24, 2014

Monster Al and his Friends

Monster Al and his friends
I have few ongoing projects that I work on at the moment.

One of them is my Book Project.
After I received the enormous box of yarn from Cascade Yarn company  I had to basically start over again, because all of the patterns will be knitted with their yarn. I am looking for the right publisher and I hope to find one. But in case that will not happen I will make the entire collection as an e-book and individual patterns as well. I am hoping to have it all done later this year.

Another project that I work on at the moment is looking for a publisher for my story Monster Al and his Friends. My thesis advisor made me promise to do that and submit my story. It is disheartening to look for a children's book publisher that would be willing to take on board an unknown author. Second option that is suggested by many - go and find a literary agent seems to be as difficult as the first scenario. I would like to remain optimistic and believe that there is a good end to this journey.

My first story about Monster Al (which I posted on my blog about a year ago) has find quite a few readers.

Maybe that is the way to do it.
What do you think?

Thank you for visiting.

May 9, 2014

Knitting Pattern for Jelly, the dachshund

Jelly, the dachshund
My latest knitting pattern for the newest knitted toy, Jelly the dachshund.

Finished toy size:  approximately 15" (38cm) including tail.
Yarn: Dream in Color Classy Worsted 100% Superwash Merino Wool  250yards per 4oz.
1 skein in Tea Party # 04
You will use about 160 – 170 yards.  About 15 yards of yarn for the collar. Small amount of black yarn for the eyes, nose, and mouth.

The knitting pattern is available to purchase by clicking on this button or on Ravelry.

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May 4, 2014

Knitting Pattern for Owlie Tablet and Phone Cover

Owlie Tablet and Phone Cover
The Knitting Pattern for Owlie Tablet and Phone Cover is available now.

You can download the PDF file with the pattern by clicking on the button or on Ravelry, where it is available also for free in my store Stana's critters etc.

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I have purchased two skeins of yarn to knit up my owl for the contest and in this picture you can see that I was able to knit two Miranda the owl as well as the Owlie Tablet and Phone cover, and I still have some yarn left.

And the photo I took for the Owl inspired contest for the Toy Group on Ravelry is this one:

Tea Time

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May 2, 2014

Knitting Pattern for Swirly Hat

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The Knitting Pattern for Swirly Hat is now available to purchase by clicking here

or on Ravelry

or on Knit Picks website.