Monday, January 18, 2010

Version 2.1 for Haiti

For the past few weeks, I have been working closely with my graphic designer (who happens to be my good friend Kelly) in preparation of launching an updated version of my French Press Felted Slipper Pattern.

Version 2.1 has a few differences when compared to the original version. First of all, it looks way prettier! Kelly did a great job of making the pattern clean, cohesive, and aesthetically pleasing- it sure beats my Microsoft Word graphics(can we even call them graphics?).

I have been listening to customers to find out what you all would like to see in the pattern and what areas have been unclear. Much time was spent on the forums at the new French Press Knits group on Ravelry and I got to work. Although, due to space constraints, I couldn't include every suggestion given, I did my best to clarify and add helpful information.

I posted the new pattern on Ravelry today, and when I did, I checked the box to notify past customers of the update. Because I have not been on Ravelry that long, I am not quite sure how this works. I'm hoping that past customers will automatically be able to download the updated version. If this is not the case, please let me know.

Also, if you have bought the pattern on Etsy and would like the updated version, just shoot me an email with the last name on the Paypal account and the approximate date of sale.

Finally, from now until the end of the month, half of all proceeds from pattern sales will go to World Vision's Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund. World Vision has worked in Haiti for 30 years and has more than 800 staff on the ground. Your gift will help them meet the immediate, urgent needs of earthquake survivors, and also enable World Vision to help the people of Haiti in the weeks and months to come. Please join us in praying for the children and families devastated by the earthquake in Haiti. Read more at http://www.worldvision.org

You can also learn more about organizations to donate to at http://www.charitynavigator.org

If you haven't had a chance to buy the French Press Felted Slipper Pattern or Breckenridge Cowl Pattern, there has never been a better time to buy!

21 comments:

  1. Hi, I bought the pattern back in October and I just got the update...so it did work! Thanks so much. I'm working on pair # 7!

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  2. The Breckenridge cowl is AMAZING! I can't tell you how much I love it. And I've been wanting a pair of those amazing felted slippers, too. Might have to pull out the old Debit card and donate!

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  3. I got my update, too. Thanks!

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  4. I got my update, thank you! Just in time for me to knit my second pair of slippers. (C:

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  5. I can't find an email for you. I bought the pattern December 14th through paypal. I don't want to tell you my last name on an open forum. Email me with info on how to get the updated download at rosittab@gmail.com
    thanks, rositta

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  6. I bought this pattern on Jan. 12 and haven't had the chance to use it yet! I bought it on Ravelry and have not received an email. I went on my site to look, and I have the option to buy, but not an email download. Can you tell me where to look? I am new to knitting and ravelry, so I might just be missing it! I did also try to post a comment a minute ago, but was closing out windows and hit the x to close it before I realized it said I had previewed my comment but not posted. All that to say, hope I didn't post a comment twice! My email is aksprinkle@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  7. Thanks for the updated pattern. I received a notice from Ravelry this morning and promptly downloaded the new version. Keep up the great designing!! Thanks!!

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  8. The update was waiting for me on Ravelry too. Thanks so much - I love this whole system. There is so much that is free (Ravelry,Bloglines,etc.) that is good! And thanks for donating part of your proceeds. I'd already bought the pattern but I had a fun time last night going through all 47 pages of patterns that were donating proceeds.

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  9. I just bought this pattern last night. How do I know if I have received the updated pattern? I never received an email from Ravelry. Thanks.

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  10. Are there any substantive changes in the new pattern? Or is it just prettier? Don't get me wrong- I'm ok with pretty. I've made so many of your slippers that I have it pretty much memorized, and I just want to know if I need to go back to the pattern?

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  11. No major pattern altering changes- just a few clarifications. you can read more about it on the French Press Knits group on Ravelry. http://www.ravelry.com/groups/french-press-knits

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  12. I received an email earlier today letting me know about the update - can't wait to check it out! It's so wonderful of you to donate to Haiti; I hope lots of people buy buy buy!

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  13. Yay for you! We're W. V. supporters too and our sponsored child is in Haiti.
    Blessings,
    G

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  14. I tried these as a first felting project. I absolutely love how they turned out and got so many comments on my blog! www.adventuremyersfam.blogspot.com
    Great job!!

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  15. I purchased this pattern on Ravelry on Dec 15. Lovely pattern and resulting slippers.

    I have not received an update from Rav.

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  16. I'm gonna have to get the pattern now to help support world vision! It's headquarters is in my home town. I'll be getting that pattern soon!

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  17. Hi,

    I didn't get my update - Do I have to do something special?

    Thanks (sorry to be anonymous but it won't take what I think is my Goggle password.

    Jane
    janeandbruce.craibbe@sympatico.ca

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  18. I purchased my copy on 1/6, but have not received an update from Ravelry.

    Nora Brown
    nora-brown@sbcglobal.net

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  19. Have wanted to buy this pattern. Knowing that half is going to world vision is what made me decide to do it know even though I haven't the time to knit them right now. (student, too much studying) So glad you are supporting them. Thank you.

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  20. I got my notification today, thank you! I think I need to buy your Breckenridge Cowl pattern also, it is beautiful (and a good cause)

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  21. Have not received an e-mail notifiying me that I can download the new version. Am I missing something? Had just purchased the old pattern before the new one came out. Where do I go to see if I have the option of downloading the new one. Contact me at horde@arn.net

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