I’m a crochet designer. It’s my thing. I make yarn turn into monsters, hats, cat butts, eyeballs, and shawlettes… all by maneuvering a tiny hook that I wield in my hands. It’s awesome. I love the work, and it’s very satisfying, and I shouldn’t have a reason in the world to complain about it. Right? What could possibly bother me at all in my very cool work? Well, there is this one thing.
I hate taking helper photos for my crochet patterns. It drives me bonkers, and it’s arguably the most important (and helpful) part of my crochet patterns; the ones I sell to my customers. I hate it.
I have no reason to hate this. I’ve often said to myself, while designing crochet patterns, that I will just make another “Insert Whatever I’m Designing” before I release the pattern… and take the pictures for it at that time. Whaaaaaaaaaaat? Yes. I do that and completely create an unnecessary amount of extra work. It’s all because I hate to stop what I’m doing to go take a photo of what I’m doing.
I have to stop hating this part of my crochet design for one simple reason. I really like designing crochet patterns, and I want them to be easy to understand. Plus, it’s not like I’m going to stop designing. I should probably just get over myself, and accept this little bit as a really important part of great crochet patterns. That’s really the point of all of this crocheting in the first place, isn’t it?