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My Crazy Idea

Ok, so here is my crazy idea.  I’ve been thinking about it some more over the last several days and trying to work out some of the details.  I still don’t have it completely planned out, but here is a rough idea of what I’ve been thinking about.

I really need to get my butt in gear and design some more patterns.  I thought the best way to do that is to come up with some sort of challenge for myself.  But the problem being, if I don’t tell anyone about it, then it’s not really a challenge and I can completely ignore it and I’m right back where I started.

That led to Emily’s Crazy Dishcloth Challenge, or something like that.  I’ll work on the name.  The challenge will be something like this:

I will try to see how many days in a row I can add a new pattern to my website.  The basic rule being that I need to add one pattern to the website sometime within a day.  So if I have two patterns to add and I put one up before midnight and one after midnight, then I’m counting it.  It’s my challenge, so I can make up the crazy rules.  I may even break them slightly, so long as I can keep up the general average of one per day. I will post semi-daily updates here on the blog.

Now here’s where my dishcloth fans come in.  Ok, so maybe I don’t have fans, but I will need cheerleaders.  Every seven days, anyone who has posted a nice little encouraging comment on the blog, will get their name thrown into a hat.  I will draw out a winning name and that person will win all of the patterns for that week for free.  And then the contest resets for the next seven days.  And I keep going until I run out of steam, until life gets too busy, or until I run out of planned ideas (which I have close to 100 right now so I don’t think that’s going to be the problem!).  I’m still trying to think of something to do at the end of the whole thing.  Maybe a special pattern for all my cheerleaders.

What do you think?  I won’t start right away.  I still have to get the September Free pattern up, and I want to run a KAL for the October pattern.  I’m thinking that after that KAL finishes, then I can start the challenge.  Besides, that will give me a little time to try to get a few patterns stockpiled. LOL

So if you don’t think it’s too crazy, watch this space for the start of the challenge and get ready to be a cheerleader for me.  A quick note will get your name in and you can win some patterns.  I’ll let you know when it starts.

5 thoughts on “My Crazy Idea

  1. I think it’s a cool idea! I have one small suggestion though. Have you considered a notify list? I’d sign up for it, and I bet other readers would too. There’s also a wordpress plugin out there that people can sign up for, and it sends out automatic notes when a post is made, makes it easy on you and the readers.

    Is it a worry to know that I have more than enough cotton to cover your 100 ideas of cloths?

  2. this is great idea
    thanks for all you patterns too
    can’t wait for the October kal
    pat

  3. I love this idea! I am ready and waiting!
    j.

  4. Amanda, I probably have enough cotton as well! I should take a photo of all my balls of cotton before I begin. It will be interesting to see how far I get though my pile.

  5. Welcome back!! Can’t wait to begin!!! Sooooooooooooozy

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