in my own conscience effort to avoid hoarding my ideas, & somewhat doing my own version of business related research, reading this book: it's not how good you are, it's how good you want to be, by paul arden. i've taken the advice seriously to "give away everything i know...", & so along with the "good night, day: modern & minimalist knitting patterns" booklet (nothing like the printed word) & the new knitting kits, i've set up downloadable pdfs on my ravelry too.
it might seem crazy to some, why would i want to give my own competitors a chance to rip off my patterns, but in regards to this it really only pushes me to work on newer ideas, & i don't want to feel i am competing, & i am personally emotionally sick of worrying in that kind of mindset. i've really only ever truly appreciated all of the help & also all of the shared business knowledge i've received from others, nothing beats getting some help along the way.
(more patterns to come, having to re-write from my sloppy writing & turn into pdfs)
(above, the petawawa cable toque, get the knitting kits (w/ the south american fair trade wool i use), also