I find myself writing a crochet pattern again (spawned by a request).
It’s been over a decade since I completed and published my last pattern.
Writing a pattern to international crochet standards is one of the most challenging–yet rewarding–exercises I’ve ever learned in crochet. But even the photos, illustrations, and formatting of the document layout took many hours and a lot of work. Don’t get me started on pattern testing, modeling, and photoshoots.
Designing is a lot easier than figuring out how to put an understandable (and pretty) explanation on paper that describes how I make things without thinking and “how you can too!”
And maybe I’m a little picky about the appearances of what I stamp my name on.
So I haven’t been looking forward to this request, for which chicken scratch isn’t going to do. Even though, at the moment, all I need are clear, basic beginning instructions that I can disseminate quickly and digitally.
As if that isn’t marvelously critical to the success of everything when working with newbies.
And then I remembered–I have tools today that weren’t available to me a decade ago. Even my Adobe and Word products are better tools today.
And it occurred to me–I’ve been writing and marketing on social media all this time. I’ve been designing graphics, e-courses, and web pages for clients–all this time. And I’ve been writing scripts and building templates. All. This. Time.
I wished for an easy button, but honestly–she’s right here. It’s me.
I’m the magic I seek.
And even better–I have a Canva Pro account today. Which is slick as heck and fun to use.
I’ll flesh out a right nice template that I can slip my instructions into in no time.
One of my favorite quotes: “Do something today that your future self will thank you for.”
September 19, 2022
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