A few months ago, I discovered that a kid had taken my free pattern on Knitty, changed it for being knit in the round, and then offered it as a free Ravelry download. Now corn is corn, and free is free, but the pattern is still intellectual property. After I contacted her, she took the pattern down. This past week, someone asked for a revised copy of the Knitty pattern, stating that what she really wanted was the other one. That's what I like when someone asks me for something, a slap in the face first. I wish I hadn't sent it, and usually when I do, I offer a polite greeting, and tell someone happy knitting or what not, but just sent the pattern on with no comment at all. Corn is corn. And, rude is rude.
La, la, la, la, la--I'm not listening!
To that meeting up in St. Paul of the
What's the knitting, you ask? In July, at the Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Fair, I was sitting in the Briar Rose Fibers booth having a yak with my friend Chris. These hanks caught my eye. Exactly the colors I wanted (looking closely at the yarn, it actually has every color you can imagine) for the Placed Cable Aran from the Fall 2007 Interweave Knits. It's about 50% done now.