Monday, May 4, 2009


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It's hard to say this without sounding as though I'm tooting my own horn, but I can't believe the response to my new pattern. I actually posted about it in the Designers forum, asking whether lowering the price had increased sales for other people. The answers I got were that the pattern's wonderfulness itself was the reason it's so popular, and that I should increase the price.

I'm not ready to do that. Since I think all of my patterns are pretty clever (the un-clever designs are never worth the trouble of writing them up) I'm wondering what makes these little mitts such a hit, when no one has ever bought a copy of Balai at all.

Not that I'm complaining, not at all. I'm just gobsmacked, I guess.


Jocelyn said...

At $2.50 who needs to think about it? That's less than a latte! At $5 maybe people are thinking, I really need to buy a pattern that I'm not going to knit right away...Anyways, so where's the pattern for Jocelyn? Hee-hee...

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

Those are really clever! I love them. And yeah, I know what you mean: why do some things make it and other things not? :shrug:

knitalot3 said...

Very simple yet elegant. I like them. I agree, at that price, I didn't think very long.

Good job.