Saturday, October 17, 2015

THANK YOU to our knitwear designers!

A member of the "Knitting" group on Facebook had commented that $6.00 for a pattern download on Ravelry, in their opinion, was too much to pay for a "One time project," that I recently Knitted and posted in the group.   I thought I would use this opportunity, as an aspiring knitwear designer, to address the price of patterns. Designing a pattern is a lot of work! It can take hundreds of hours to put together a design. The folks who provide us with patterns have poured their heart and soul into every stitch. Graph paper and pencil in hand, knitting swatches, ripping back,doing it again, and many late nights wondering if people will love what you are striving to create, make a pattern not just a work of art. The process of creating a unique design and being willing to share it with us all is a gift to be treasured and cherished. I personally hold a deep appreciation for those who are willing to take the time to share their gifts with us. My love of knitting is filled with the inspiration and beauty I find in the ladies and gentleman whose work continues to awe me and drive my own desire to push my creativity beyond its limits and never stop challenging myself to new heights. From the beginner, to a seasoned pro, we all benefit from the hard work of those who have contributed so much to bring the joy of creativity to our lives. Happy Knitting!! :)