Tuesday, December 02, 2008

The Audacity

I can appreciate the time and effort required to design a knitting pattern. I can appreciate the countless hours put into making a pattern perfect so the design is not only beautiful as a finished product, but is also easily reproduceable for anyone else wanting to duplicate it. Therefore, I can understand charging for a one of a kind pattern.

I, myself, am too cheap to purchase any of the said patterns, but that, itself, is a whole other blog.

What I cannot understand is chargind $15.00 for one pattern. ONE PATTERN. $6.00? Yes. $7.00? Sure. $10.00? Maybe if it's truly exceptional. But $15.00??????!!!!!!!??????

Really. Get over yourself.

I found this pattern on Ravelry....Just A Butterfly.

It was gorgeous and interesting enough to take a further look at. So I did. And I laughed. Hard.

Now, I'm sure said designer is very proud of their design. As they should be. But that shawl is NOT $15.00 pretty. Not when it doesn't come with any other patterns, or in a kit of yarn to knit it up with.

I know I'm being disrespectful, and I don't mean to be, but really. And, shockingly, it's not the only pattern they have that is $15.00.

I would love to meet the ego that lies behind this pattern...their head has to be HUGE!!!!

Hugs to all but inflated head designer...

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