Ira Rott is a designer from Southern, Ontario Canada. Her skill was passed down to her through her family, like myself. Her passion to carry on the family traditions is wonderful but I will tell you what caught my attention, the tagline on her website "Where yarn meets fun" http://www.irarott.com/about_me.html and she's spot on! She has some adorable designs on her page! Can YOU pick just one? I couldn't!
Owls, being all the rage, are everywhere on the internet. Ira Rott however takes the average owl pattern and gives it a kick of color and more than a splash of fun. While looking for the perfect infant owlie type set I ran across this adorable pattern. I think you'll agree its great! http://www.irarott.com/Rainbow_Owl_Cocoon_Crochet_Pattern.html
Ira Rott designs can be found on her patterns page. There are so many designs its impossible to sum up everything she has available. Of course her children's designs are my favorite. You can see her many many patterns on her page http://www.irarott.com/Patterns.html She sells her patterns at very reasonable prices.
But again I caution my readers COPYRIGHT does apply. Attribution is the name of the very serious game. http://www.irarott.com/Customer_Information.html The copy right information here is not just suggestions... its law in both Canada and in the United States. Also, do the designer a favor... don't "share". Ira Rott puts time in designing and testing her designs, "sharing" in any way takes a sale away from the designer and is the reason many very good designers get out of the business entirely. Its upsetting to those of us who care about the law, the business, and most importantly our craft.
My opinion is, that this is not an arts and crafts business, this knitting and crocheting thing I do is an art. Its a gift. Lots of people can knit/crochet. They know the mechanics of knitting and crocheting but don't have a feel for the art. HOWEVER, When someone diminishes the craft by breaking the law or just sneaking a picture, because they think "who will know"?, it diminished all of us. Some great designers I have known have stopped designing altogether out of discouragement. That's always sad!
She too has a large presence on social networking so I would encourage you to follow her "mad capped" adventures on your favorite social networking sites! You won't be disappointed! http://www.irarott.com/Main_Page.html
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