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Time for Smaug! (was Desolation of Smaug)

This pattern is available for $3.00.

Due to the unexpected deaths of both of my parents over the past 13 months, the decision has been made to completely cancel the Smaug pattern release and Knit-A-Long. The $3.00 purchase price will be slowly refunded, in the order in which they were purchased, over the next several weeks, unless it becomes possible for me to do so more quickly.

I am also requesting that the SereKnittyNowKnits forum be deleted.

I apologize most sincerely for any hardship or difficulties which this has caused. This outcome was most certainly never my intent.

Blessings and Good Knitting,


The sudden, unexpected passing of the designer’s mother on 7/18/2014 has postponed this. My sincerest profound apologies.

June 21, 2014 The Summer Solstice as well as the Eve of the anniversary of Bilbo Baggin’s return to Bag End after the Quest of Erebor.

Time for Smaug (was Desolation of Smaug Shawl Mystery Knit-a-long) is finally, very nearly complete!
Expect its arrival during the week of July 4, 2014. I do hope that you will enjoy it!

Thank you again for your gracious kindness and patience.

February 14, 2014 I apologize for my lengthy silence on the subject of the flawed Desolation of Smaug Shawl Mystery Knit-a-long. With my father’s unexpected illness and subsequent death, moving my mother into a nursing home, followed by months of debilitating illness on my own part, I have been afraid to say anything until I was healed and could give a definite timeframe for the pattern’s completion.

I am not healed. Tests are still being run and I have more doctor appointments upcoming. Intellectually and creatively, I feel better. Today.

I have an outline and the beginnings of a chart for a revamped Desolation of Smaug. I am tactile and a process designer. Thus, I design and write the pattern and chart as I knit it through for the first time. Perhaps wrongly, I’ve said nothing about this as I, again, have had nothing concrete to say.

I began this Desolation of Smaug Shawl Mystery Knit-a-long journey in good faith. I could not have foreseen what 2013 would bring.

I hope to have a completion before the Summer Solstice.

I have honestly done the best that I could with this process during a difficult, stressful time. I ask your pardon.

Please message me here on Ravelry, SereKnittyKnitter if you’d like to have a conversation with me. Emails have been caught in my spam filter.

Thank you.