Friday, May 11, 2007

Presto Chango!


I'm stunned speechless. We'll just have to go with a link or three.

Jimmy Beans Wool

Pattern Contest

Pattern contest winner: PRESTO CHANGO!!!.


And you're right, I didn't have the buttons sewn for the photo shoot, but isn't he beautiful? "No pictures, please!"

This is my first published pattern. I'm a little worried that the directions make sense to me because I wrote them, but will be confusing to anyone else. Anybody want to look them over and tell me what you think? That third link up there takes you to the pattern on the Jimmy Beans Wool site.

And while we're talking about Jimmy Beans Wool, they are a fantastically wonderful online yarn store--Try them out and see! They have a great website, a superb inventory, and lightning-fast shipping and customer service. (No, they didn't pay me to say that, really!)

I've got to go call my mom. She's the whole reason I submitted this pattern, because she always told me that it never hurts to try... I hope I can be as encouraging for my children as she has always been for me. Isn't it perfect that tomorrow is Mother's Day?

23 comments:

Jenn said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!! That is so awesome!

Nell said...

OMG- I'm speechless! That is such a great pattern!!!!!

I'm be happy to look it over if you still need someone. That's seriously the cutest baby sweater I've ever seen.

Nell said...

OK- Since I'm a fool, I realized I could just click the link and then read it.

It made sense to me. Too cute.

Tola said...

Congratulations! I'm proud to know you IRL.

Jen said...

wow that photo is too cute, i love the hand ove the face. That was my pose du high school. ;)

contrats!

ali said...

Yay! Way to go! And what a cute baby picture!!!!!
It's a lovely and unique design- very cool- I'll have to print it out, and maybe knit one up!
I've been working on a thing or two for their pattern contest as well... there are so many good opportunities out there!
Congrats again,
happy knitting,
ali

ps-Just wanted to let you know that I posted my first contest... stop by and read about it- let the summer fun begin!

Beans said...

Wow, Wowie! Way to go! I am so impressed. When I grow up I wanna be just like my creative, artistic, adventurous little sister. This is very awesome! I am so impressed by the whole process of designing and creating and then the carpe diem of submitting and winning! You go. :D

Brynne said...

Congratulations! The sweater is so beautiful! Pete's still little enough to wear a lace panel, right? :)

Yarn Thing said...

FANTASTIC! FANTASTIC! FANTASTIC!
WONDERFUL! FABULOUS! OUTSTANDING! HOLY COW! NO WAY! YA BABY! BEST! BEST EVER! CAT'S MEOW! DELICIOUS! EXCELLENT!
FAR OUT! FIRST-CLASS! FIRST-RATE! LIKE, WOW! MARVELOUS! PRIMO! SUPERB!

LIKE TOTALLY AWESOME!

*BREAKS INTO CHEER*

WE ARE PROUD OF YOU, SAY WE ARE PROUD OF YOU, HEY, HEY, HEY!

Okay, I think I got my point across!

Marly
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Jean said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is so wonderful! The sweater is just soooo adorable. I've been looking for a baby pattern to gift soon and I think this just might be it. I looked over the pattern and it makes complete sense. You are very, very clever! Great job!

Cara said...

Congratulations! That's great - and the pattern looks wonderful!

Anonymous said...

You rock! Enough said.

Shirlene said...

Anonymous--so mysterious--but still me.

Amanda said...

Hi Valerie!

I was just reading my Jimmy Beans Newsletter, and I ended up here... CONGRATULATIONS! I am so excited for you. And so proud. That's a beautiful sweater, and deserving of a great prize. I wouldn't worry about the pattern being hard to follow. I know the folks over at Jimmy Beans (used to be my LYS) and they are pretty unlikely to promote a pattern that isn't easy to follow. Their stamp of approval is something to be proud of.

Way to go!

Amanda

Yarn Thing said...

Did I mention that I am so proud of you?

Just checking!

Marly

Anonymous said...

Fantastic. Just what I was looking for, I am giving a baby sweater as a gift to a Hollywood director's wife and wanted to put the logo for his new movie on it, his first movie...and first babay...so this works so perfectly for thatThank-you

Asaknitter said...

Whoop whoop! Huge congrats, you deserve it, it's a lovely and unique pattern.

Mandy said...

I just placed my first order from them, and saw your pattern. It is ABSOLUTELY adorable!!!! Love it!! Congratulations, but you totally deserve your win as this is so unique and so cute.

Ruth said...

Congratulations! What a cute and creative piece! Just got an email from Jimmy Beans Wool announcing your winning pattern and I had to leave a comment for you.

Kim said...

That is FANTASTIC Val! I love the pattern too, I'm going to make it for A!!

greenmama said...

I think your pattern is so innovative and practical! I am definitely going to try it. I think it would be great to make a matching nursing sweater for the mommy too!!!

bchantal64 said...

Hello!
Congratulations for this very beautiful pattern and thank you very much for sharing it with us!! I'll certainly knit it for my friend's daughter and I'm sure that she'll love it!!
Chantal from Belgium

steina said...

hi. I just love your presto chango pattern, I have friends also who like it, but some cant knit in another language, (we are Icelandic) and I decided to translate it for them (only for our own purpose) but i wonder if you would like to post it, someone told me its on the internet in Danish also.. but I wont dare publish something that isnt mine, I can mail it to you if you like,