It is Christmas and I am sad. I am sad because someone is taking the free patterns on my blog (and the pictures too!) and selling the patterns as theirs on Ebay. Another designer was kind enough to let me and dozens of other designers know that their patterns were being sold on Ebay by this person. The auction listing claimed the patterns and photos were theirs! This person has had all their auctions removed and hopefully has now been banned from Ebay.
I've also had the misfortune to have some of my patterns
copied, modified just a bit (like only changing the decreases used), and
posted by someone else as theirs. I am sad for these people that they
feel the need to do this.
I work very hard to create
my patterns. It can require days, weeks, or months of work. It begins
with an idea and a rough sketch, then I work out how to construct it,
knit/crochet (and rip!) many versions until I get the look I want, and
finally write up the pattern, take photos, and test it to catch any
errors before it is ever offered to my readers.
Because of this, I have removed all of my free patterns from my blog. Any that are currently not available on Ravelry, will be added as free downloads as I have time to do this. You no longer have to be a member of Ravelry to download (or buy) my designs.
Here's a link to my pattern store on Ravelry. It contains both my free and for sale patterns.