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A Few Things About Me

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  • Short bio
    I love to crochet for charity and co-founded Marine Corps Kids.
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    crochet, reading, learning to knit
  • Occupation
    Sales and Merchandising Exec
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  • Favorite projects
    crochet for charity. Baby things and chemo caps
  • Crocheting since...
    October 2004
  1. I just posted a new pattern on my blog for a Flapper Cap. I tried this pattern several times, and it "works". I had a really hard time figuring out how to word it in the explanation though. The hat is pretty easy to make, but I'm sure that the written instructions could be more clear. If any of you would like to test the pattern, I would appreciate your input on how to better write up the instructions. Thank you!
  2. Welcome from another Hoosier! I'm in Bloomington.
  3. theworm

    why submit??

    Thanks Marika, I think I decided not to submit but to just post on my blog. I could sell the patterns on etsy, but for me this is a hobby, and I do think that the business aspect may make it less fun. This particular pattern is going to be challenging for me to write up. It's not a hard pattern, but the instructions aren't obvious. I think trying to write it to professional standards wouldn't be fun. If I post it and people have questions - I can always go back and add more detail. That seems more "fun" to me.
  4. Welcome neighbor - from a right-hander in Bloomington.
  5. what's the stitch n ride?
  6. theworm

    why submit??

    I've been crocheting for several years now, and have posted some free patterns on my blog. It's a hobby that I love, and I like to share what I make. It's not a business for me - just fun. I just finished making the prototype of a new design that I think in many ways is my first really designed design. I started with a concept on paper, made a hat, improved on the idea, made a second, frogged most of it, reworked, and finally came up with something that I think is really different and ...well "designed". Hubby thinks I should try to submit it for publication. While I think that would be neat, I'm not sure if its worth it. Before I can do anything, I have to make a few more to help me write it out. It's not that complicated to make, but I think it's going to be very challenging to write clear instructions. Once I do that - and it will take some time - what is the benefit of trying to submit to a publication or website as opposed to offering it on my blog? I knot that the Pattern a Day calendar does not offer compensation for patterns. I'm not sure if magazines or other sites pay for patterns. So, do I get more exposure by trying to publish, or just more grief? I know that if CPC picks up my links, I get a lot of blog hits. Being that this is a hobby for me, and I never looked at crochet as a source of income, should I try to get "published" or just continue to share on my blog? Advice and thoughts are appreciated.
  7. What are you looking to make? I think a lot of the patterns work well for boys and girls - just choose "boy" colors. Sometimes I do more simple edging on boys patterns. I've made this sweater for boys. It's fine the way it is, but sometimes I also change the bottom to all DC.
  8. I like knitting-warehouse.com Good prices and very inexpensive shipping charges.
  9. That is absolutely gorgeous!!! I'm sure your cousin will love it, and the fact that you and your mum made it together will make it even more special!
  10. I'm working on some donations for Marine Corps Kids, and came up with this super simple pattern for an infant cap. I planned something a bit more fancy, but when I got to this point, I really liked the simple design. The picture doesn't show it well, but the pink border is raised and a bit textural. If you like the pattern, you can find it on my blog.
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