A word about requests for help
My interests in fibre and textiles has evolved beyond amigurumi, to the point where I don’t make much any more, and when I do I have very little if any interest in writing out the pattern, taking photos and dealing with 75 bzillion questions about stitch count. I do plan to continue maintaining the website as a resource for people to access and use, however there will likely be few if any new patterns in the future and I will continue to dedicate less and less time to helping people with pattern instructions. I’m growing weary of the ongoing requests for assistance, many of which ask questions already answered in previous comments, are based on misunderstood instructions for which there are tutorials, or are people obsessing about tiny details that are not important rather than trying to figure it out on their own with trial and error. In addition many of these requests can be a bit rude, assigning blame for confusing directions or stating things like “this makes no sense, it’s not explained at all!” or my favorite “I can’t understand the pattern, can you make a video?” which translates to This is hard so I don’t want to try to figure it out, can you spend about 5 hours doing a bunch of work making a video so I don’t have to bother trying to read instructions?
In short, those kind of comments really frustrate me and tempt me to turn comments off entirely. Please remember, any assistance you receive in trying to figure out one of my free patterns comes at no cost to you and a cost of time from my life to me. You are not owed or entitled to this. Please be respectful and try to find the answers yourself, apply your own common sense and trouble shoot wherever you can before you ask. I will be deleting rude comments without addressing the queries and for the time being, continue to try to help the people who make polite requests, but responses will not be fast. Depending on how that goes, I’ll decide my long term plan.