Creating beautiful things with crochet has been a part of me since learning to crochet as a little girl.
I’ve ‘made things up’ over the years but didn’t realize until about a decade ago – I was really DESIGNING!
I just didn’t have the mechanics or understanding about all of things that go with true designing early on.
I started writing out (in long hand) some of my ideas as a teenager and into my adult life but was not fully aware
of all the technical aspects of writing a pattern.
Crochet inventing took a back seat during a 15-year period when my children were small, and I was working – just not enough time and not enough energy to be creative. I did make things but followed patterns. However, in
the last 10-12 years my creativity has blossomed. I’ve learned more about how to write patterns technically correct. I’ve learned to draw the schematics for those patterns, and I’ve enjoyed the thrill of getting a few of those ideas published. Now my goal is to write and publish a booklet of my own.
With all the advantages of the internet 😊, a website of my own and the ability to have a ‘virtual store’ in
places like Ravelry, Etsy even Amazon and Etsy – the only obstacle is me getting it done. There in lies the rub – ME making the time, having the focus and getting it done.
If anyone out there has gone through this process and has helpful advice- please email me or post a comment below.
Here’s to a new adventure. Stayed tuned…
(BELOW: schematics and blocks I've used in some of my classes)
Almost all of us have that health thing (I won't use the 'D' word), but yes, taking care of my well-being is more in the front of my brain as my body is telling me more loudly when it isn't happy. Growing older hasn't been a thing, in fact, I love that I now can claim I have 'life experience', LOL! Enough of that though, on to the fun stuff.
If you've been following me and visited my page in late December, you saw the ornaments I created during the holidays. I had rushes of ideas and couldn't create the designs quick enough. (And still more creative designs are flooding my brain.) So - I am in hopes, and WISH, to be able to write the patterns and publish later this year. I haven't worked out all of the details yet, but I will work toward having designs available - individually and perhaps even create a booklet.
There are so many details to work out until then: writing the patterns, tech editing, pattern testing, and schematic drawings to go along with the written patterns. I am very excited about this venture and will try to post updates along the way culminating with the introduction and launch of this project. I hope you will follow me. If you're really interested in this project - EMAIL ME!
I am thinking about doing a GIVE AWAY when I launch the project - are you interested?
Jody Witt - crochet enthusiast; newby designer; yarn-aholic.