Danger! Non-knitting content ahead!
The other day, Kerstin posted a most excellent entry about bandwidth theft. I’m linking to it and encouraging anyone who hasn’t seen it to read it.
As Kerstin mentioned, most people who are guilty of bandwidth theft are so because of ignorance. If you have a blog and are not an experienced html-er, I encourage you to read Kerstin’s explanation, as well as the explanation I have linked to in my sidebar from the Bandwidth Theft button. This one is courtesy of Midnight Knitter and is located here. On this page there are instructions for saving graphics and loading them on your own server for use.
Okay, Time For a Rant
This comment I got yesterday saddened me:
I’ve been surprised for awhile that you’ve had no problems with posting your AS completed FOs and now your wonderful Campion acquisition. Isn’t She Who Must Not Be Named still an issue?
This issue has been so blown out of proportion and misrepresented in various places on the internet over the past few years. The commenter was referring to Alice Starmore and some legal issues involved with using her name to sell and resell her old line of yarns and patterns.
I have a long list of completed Starmore garments on my knitting pages, complete with photos and project particulars. No one has ever approached me and asked me to remove any of them. I am not attempting to sell or resell anything.
I’ve gotten a number of emails over time asking me to comment on this “situation.” So here ya go.
I have nothing but respect and admiration for Alice Starmore as a knitwear designer. All other aspects of her life or business dealings, as far as I’m concerned, are her own business. I do not discuss them, nor have any reason to. Full stop.
And Now, Back to Knitting Content
I’m making progress on the shrug. One sleeve is complete and I’m working on the other one.
Lucy agreed to model the sleeve-in-progress to avoid a repeat of yesterday’s unfortunate comparison of the shrug to a toilet seat cover in the comments. Sigh.
I’m doing three-quarter length sleeves. The pattern directs you to make them as long as you like, and because I’ll be using this mostly as a cover-up for summer dresses, I decided against wrist-length sleeves.
And I’m working on a Lisa sleeve. Sleeves go really really fast!
In answer to a comments question, I believe the entire sweater will take 5 skeins of Calmer. With a fair bit left over on the fifth skein.
A Final Eeeeewwww
I was walking from the parking lot to the train station yesterday morning for the trip into work. As I passed a trash receptacle, I heard a rustling noise. When I was right next to it, a large, fat, grey rat leapt (gazelle-like) out of the trash receptable and scurried off.
Say it with me: “Eeeeeeeewwwwwwwww!”
“I’ll protect you, Mommy!”