For folks who’s been visiting this blog over the past decade since it started in 2010, thank you very much for journeying with me. For a long time, this was my home, where I could feel safe by returning to something I love that is different from what I do for a living. I’ve met some very caring people and made friends through this blog. The crochet/knitting community was kind to me.
I understand that the pandemic has been weighing on everyone, and crafting is perhaps something that people are trying to use to de-stress, and perhaps people are trying to use my pattern for that purpose.
Lately I have been receiving an increasingly number of comments that are escalating in the level of frustration, blame, and aggression. This place is becoming a source of stress and is no longer safe.
I’m impacted by this pandemic too. I work in the mental health sector, I teach, and I’m a full-time student. I have been putting out patterns entirely for free for the past 10 years. I’m however not a professional designer. I will not have the time or energy to share any more pattern in the foreseeable future. I tried to be responsive and help people with my old patterns, but I no longer have the capacity to do so. I certainly am not able to continue receiving aggressive messages.
In order to make this place safe for me, I’m leaving the patterns on the blog for now, but I’ve turned off the comments on all of my posts. If folks cannot understand or follow my patterns, I suggest visiting Ravelry, where there are thousands of other wonderful patterns made by helpful designers who are much, much more skillful than me.
In the meantime, I continue to craft. If you’d like to take a look at what I’m making with other designers’ wonderful patterns, please feel free to find me on Instagram.
Take care, everyone.