Swatch, swatch, swatch
I had a huge swelling of pride the other day when Sydney came up to me and said "That's a beautiful 'watch, Mommy!" I mean, how many 3-year-olds know about swatches? I can't wait until she's old enough to knit herself. Although the real question won't be when is she old enough to knit, but when will I find myself with enough patience to sit down and teach her...
The whole published-by-others knit design thing is going very well these days. I've got enough work to keep myself and my trusty sample knitter Lisa very busy. However, the self-publishing is not going so hot. I'm still not getting many orders (I've gotten all of one, from the darling Erica, since I put the new cart in). I have a question for all of you, if you're willing to help me out a bit. Namely, what could I do to make you unable to resist my patterns? Is the photography lame? Are the designs to complex (or too simple)? Are the names stupid? Is the cart hard to navigate? And the sock kits, which I thought would be flying out the door, are just sitting there. What's the story? If you could leave a comment or e-mail me directly (if you don't want to comment), that would be fantastic. I really want your opinions! I'm thinking maybe I need to just focus on publishing with other people rather than trying to market my own designs. I know that it takes time to get a business up and running, but I can't keep pouring time and money into something that isn't going to be worth it!
Anyway, thanks as always for letting me vent and for sharing all of your thoughts with me. You guys are the best!