It doesn't matter how old I get - I still sometimes doubt my mom's sagacity. Nonetheless, she is right...again. She has been telling me for years "You should make some crochet patterns." I thought this was her way of letting me know I'm "special" because I prefer not to follow someone else's instructions. But, she nudged and I decided to take a shot. While I have to admit that the need to knuckle down and focus on translating my whims into decipherable instructions is not my favorite, I am happy to finally share these beyond my own frontal cortex.
It felt somehow risky to put myself out there. Considering the sheer volume of free patterns available on the world wide web - who would want to pay for mine? And, given the centuries of crochet inventions, is there really anything new to discover? But, Mom is always right. In the last couple of days I sold my first pattern online and had one of my proposals picked up for a crochet magazine. Watch this space :) Exciting things are happening.