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.