Tuesday, January 17, 2012
It's the first time it's happened to me. I'm sure you've had people tell you that they've either had a similar idea, and/or claimed they thought of it too, but if you don't publish it, it's just a idea.
She claims she' made a 'similar hat for her husband a couple of years ago (she list she's only been crocheting for 3 yrs!), but never got around to writing out a pattern....well, going over the pattern myself, it's clear she doesn't know how to even copy one very well.
Posting the pattern as 'free' doesn't resolve you of any wrong doing. In fact, it makes it worse.
By giving it away for free, it takes potential customers from me.
Sure, it may boost your ego, and may attract a lot of people to you, but pretty soon that gets old, and eventually, if you keep it up, one's true colors will begin to emerge.