Each one of my designs takes ages to make and design, I put my heart and soul into my crochet, I do it because I love it.
So when I discover that someone might have copied me I get very upset and angry.
My designs are very personal to me and I feel betrayed and helpless.
My initial reaction is to shout about it and make a huge fuss, then calm down, forget about it and move on.
Yesterday I was made aware of the pattern below.
I decided to sleep on it and to see how I felt in the morning.
Lily is probably my most popular pattern, it was first published in 2011 and was a best seller almost instantly.
It has nearly 2300 hearts on Ravelry, plus loads of projects.
We have sold thousands and thousands of copies of the Lily pattern all over the world.
It always has pride of place on our stand at shows and always gets lots of attention and admirers.
Lily was designed in honour of my mother, so is very personal and special to me.
Our Mini Skein club grew out of the need for mini skeins to make Lily.
Last year not only was the Lily pattern in my blanket book, its also the cover photo.
So why am I so upset??
I'm upset because I found the links to this.....
My Lily chart.
The other one
You can find it HERE on Ravelry.
You will notice the published date is January 2013.
There's a Facebook group HERE
and best and most upsetting of all it's been published in a book which is currently selling on Amazon.
Now you tell me...
Is it a coincidence?
Am I overreacting and being too sensitive??
Should I grow a thicker skin and be less of a drama queen??
I don't know, what do you think?