Oh my gosh, I can’t believe it’s been nearly two weeks since I’ve written anything! I’ve been very busy lately, and a ton of unexpected situations, a mix of good and bad, have kept me from having much time to spend at home. I haven’t even touched my computer since Sunday!
I’m still here though, and I’m still working on all of the things that I’ve written about in the past. I’ve finished test knitting one of my patterns; now I need to take some pictures and put the finishing touches on the written directions. I’ve put a lot of time, effort, and thought into this project so I’m very proud of it. And I’m excited to announce that it will be my first paid pattern!
It took me a long time to come to this decision. I’ve seen a discouraging amount of people react negatively to the idea of paying for patterns, but if the pattern requires a lot of time and effort on the part of the author, I think it’s fair to compensate them for their time. Especially if the pattern is detailed. I wouldn’t spend money on a pattern that only has written directions, honestly, but step-by-step pictures and tutorials on any special techniques are worth at least a couple dollars, in my opinion. And it may help someone keep a little yarn on the hook/needles for future projects. 🙂
(Of course I intend to continue posting free patterns as well, and none of the patterns I’ve released previously will ever be sold!)
Besides that, I’ve also been writing some knitting and crochet lessons. I’ve just about finished the written portion; I just have to set aside an afternoon for the necessary photoshoot. It may be a while yet before I can release any of that, but hopefully I’ll have more time in the coming weeks to work on it.
I feel bad that this entry is basically just a “checking in” post, but I promise that I’ll have pictures of some of my current WIPs next time. 😉