There are always talented and dedicated people who can make it… I just don’t think I am in that category. It’s almost like you need a niche, something different to offer. Because, honestly, except a few interesting things, all sweaters on that website are quite basic. Maybe a good combination of yarn and colour makes them stand out but that’s about it. And, you know, it’s [I]a lot[/I] of work turning something spontaneous into a pattern.
Right now I am working on a sweater with the beaver on the front. I found a real non-copyrighted photo of a beaver online and turned it into a pattern. It turned out OK from the first try (given the fact that I changed the posture and a tail position) but it could be improved more… Anyway, that gave me an idea about offering a few basic designs of children sweaters in different sizes that can be customized with ‘real animals turned patterns’ (insects, flowers?)? It seems that such customization shows attention to interests and preferences of someone who would wear the item…
So basically it can be like a database where a person can choose the age or size, gender of a child and the pattern will be produced with a certain number of stitches… and when they choose the ‘picture’, it will be inserted in the pattern as well.
ETA: oh, and it will be easy to make because I would suggest variegated yarn that resembles animal’s habitat and plain animal pattern in one colour. It would be a bit more interesting than just two colours or complicated schemes. That’s what inspired my beaver
ETA 2: and it will be a good platform for those ‘how to’ videos that I would like to make with explanations on picking up stitches or anything else that I might do differently.
I haven’t looked into software issues at all, just playing with ideas.