Thursday, March 31, 2011


Last week, when I stopped by one of my old crochet classes that's near where I live, helping out the current insructor and a couple of her students on a vest pattern I had given to the class a few years ago.

Although I was only there for a short time, I promised to come back next week to continue to help.

So, today, I went, but this time, I dedcided to bring one of my sweater jackets I had made, hoping there would be a student there that was large enough to wear it so I could see it on a female body instead of the wall mannequin I have at home. Just a concept I wanted to try.

Also, it was made with a similar construction as the vest (worked from the shoulders down). It was just another example of working a pattern in a different direction.

Well, everybody ooh'd & aah'd, then here comes the next question...


That's always the next thing they say!!

As if I'm automatically supposed to supply them with a FREE pattern?

I told them it was something I just made up, so, they want me to write it out(and they still want it for free!!) :-0

Well, it'll be a long time before they see that pattern!! ;-)

I shouldn't be too surprised, it happens here online too!!! People try to dress it up by asking to 'share' a pattern (never exchanging with anything,and if they do, then's it's something free that got you can't get that yourself? like, DUN!)

They also think that by telling you some sad, violin playing, soap opera tale, that's about 2 paragraphs long, you'll take pity on them.

Come on people!!! That get's a little old, don't you think?

OK, don't get me wrong, I like free patterns too, but I know the difference between what's a 'free' pattern and one that someone paid for. So, if anything, I prefer to ask where they got the pattern, and if I can still get it, I'll at least try.

OK, OK, maybe it's just me.......I'll just have to remember not to bring anything with out a copy of the pattern....

They'll never change!!!...... :-(


Jill said...

Yeah I sure understand where you are coming from here. It seems everyone wants everything free. I loved designing my flowers but no one wanted to pay for them so I stopped producing them. I have run into this mentality with just about every craft I do. Needless to say I design things now for myself only or a close friend.

Elaine said...

um, but I would have taken the question "Where's the pattern?" to mean, where did you find the pattern? Not as an instant "give-me" demand.

I hope that things turn around for you, because I have read this far back and an overall theme in your blog is negativity.

Your family tossing and selling your personal possessions was WAY out of line, and you have every reason to be upset. That was your personal home that they trampled over. Did you notify them that you expected to be reimbursed?

But you still seem to see the negative in most of your interactions with people, such as when you visit your old teaching locations, etc.

One thing that I kept thinking as I read of your accident and subsequent living arrangements, was how thankful I was that you did have a family member or friend who moved you in. I know too many who don't have the relatives or the friends to provide such a haven.