Thursday, March 16, 2006

How unique do I need my work to be?

So occassionally I do something like the Scull & Crossbones tote in which I don't mess with the pattern and make something exactly as told...but that's rather rare for me. And I work pretty hard at figuring things out in order to change patterns to suit my aesthetic. I like that they are unique and exactly what I want.

This is why I'm struggling with the idea proposed to me by several friends that I should *gasp* PUBLISH my patterns. It was brought up specifically with regards to the X&O cabled lattice scarf I did and I've been considering it for my green scarf and variation on the Tivoli as well.

So I'm still undecided on the issue of whether I want a bunch of other people having matching items, but I'm toying with the idea. In the meantime I had my brother take some pics of the scarves in question just in case. Here are a couple of preview shots:


Linda said...

Oooohhh! I'd buy the pattern if you published it. If you choose to publish it that doesn't make it less unique!


Tracy said...

How beautiful! You should publish it! A friend of mine made up a felted compartment bag pattern, had a bunch of us make them, took some pics, typed it out put it in a protective sleeve and hit the local yarn stores. She said that they needed to order a minimum of 6 and has already had orders for more! She's not going to be a millionaire, but loves the fact that other knitters want to make something she designed! I say GO FOR IT!