First is my webpage, otterwise.com.
Oscar and I are working like very tired dogs (and occasionally like grumpy cats) to get everything ready for launching the last day of January.
I will be having a contest coinciding with the launch, prizes to be determined (I am thinking about perhaps a knitting book or two, or possibly a set of my patterns or perhaps a hand-knitted item. I also want to have a choice of non-knitter/crocheter prize too, for those who read but don't craft with fiber. Maybe a hardcover Fantasy book or the hand-knitted item? What do you think?) Rules will be set out in more detail, but essentially I will have you visit my new website and find something you like, and perhaps something you think could be improved when we revamp it later this year. Then you will come back and comment here on the blog.
The contest will probably run for three or five days, sometime the first week of February.
Next, I will have a pattern published February 1st in Knit Circus Magazine!
I am VERY excited about it. Part of the remuneration is an ad, which will link to otterwise.com (thus the timing of my website grand opening).
Knit Circus is more than a knitting magazine. Content also includes recipes, sewing projects, articles and interviews. I have been a subscriber for some time now and every issue has been wonderful. (here is a link showing content of the most recent issue)
My pattern will be published in the first issue to be totally web-based. This is VERY cool. I love being in on the ground floor of such an exciting change! Knit Circus will be doing some great things with their new format, including expanding the content. Details are being revealed in the Blog tour that kicked off Monday on Knit with KT.
SPEAKING of blog tours, I am delighted to be a stop on the tour! on February 10th, I will be posting my interview with Jaala Spiro, editor of Knit Circus! We will be exploring the topic:
"Have fun, knit, do good- why giving's an integral part of what we do."
Since it's inception, Knit Circus has been about giving. Proceeds from the magazine are earmarked for Heifer International and Kiva loans. I am formulating my list of questions for Jaala this week. If you have something you'd like us to discuss, just pop me a note at otterwise AT gmail DOT com.