I must admit, one of the hardest parts of being a knitwear designer is trying to figure out other people.
Why, for instance, does one pattern get showered with love, while another gets barely a nod? I poured my heart into them equally. They're both equally beautiful (in my eyes, at least). So why 50 "likes" for one, and 500 for another? What are my fellow knitters thinking???
I know, I know...what is anyone ever thinking, right?
But, seriously, it can be really hard to understand the dismal response to some patterns. For example, the two hats below--Blossomy and Delicata--favourited just 24 and 48 times respectively. (Ravelry). Whaaaat?
Now, don't get me wrong, I certainly didn't expect Blossomy to hit the Hot Right Now Top 20--it takes a certain kind of confidence to rock that much hat--but 24 likes? I never would have predicted such a sad performance.
As for Delicata, the (lack of) response continues to baffle me...a year after publication! Personally, I love this hat so much I've knit it in three colours...and the ivory one remains one of my most loved, most worn hand-knit hats. How can others feel so "?" about it?
Patterns? They're easy to figure out. People? Not so much.
I'm Alexis, the knitter/designer behind cold comfort knits. My favourite animal is a sheep (obvi). My primary knitting fuel is coffee. And my inner child is actually an inner senior-citizen.