Monday, November 19, 2012

They Say a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words...

So here's 1,000 off the bat:


There's nothing like a disgruntled "designer" sending her henchmen to bombard your humble little corner of cyberspace. Really. 

I stand by my segment, and I stand by featuring Ms. Tinsley's hat (for the back story and all the drama llama, you can read the original post here). If any of her henchmen friends bothered to read my original mission statement, there wouldn't have been such a backlash from so called (woebegone! Pearl clutching!!) "designers".

Speaking of, I must say thanks Ms. Tinsley, or shall we call you Anonymous? I do appreciate all the extra views I've gotten in the past week or so! :D

Note the number of views for the post featuring her hat, and also the first shortened URL on the right... which leads to said post. Coincidence?

But I digress. I'll say it again.

To quote my above linked mission statement:

"My aim in doing this is to let y'all know that there are people who will not stand for being charged for something that can be easily reverse engineered. I am not saying designers shouldn't be compensated for their hard work. (extra emphasis added) Quite the contrary, actually. There are many designs (i.e sweaters, lace, and colorwork) that have to be extensively tested, charted, etc.-----I don't mind paying for these things. As a matter of fact, I am proud to support these amazing designers and am happy they decided to share these things with us at reasonable cost."

As an addendum to my original statement I am adding the following: any paid pattern which requires nothing beyond basic knitting/crochet fundamentals will be featured in YRSTS. No exceptions. As I find offending patterns, and as my loyal readers send them to me, I will post them. Ohhh yes. With much gusto.

Your hat doesn't deserve to be $5.50. It's too simple. Anyone armed with the basic fundamentals of knitting in the round can do this without a pattern. One of your pals asked me why didn't/don't I reverse engineer it.... It wasn't interesting enough for me to have done so when I posted the original entry, but challenge accepted! Look forward to a stripey awesome FREE "knockoff" hat pattern from yours truly after the new year <3

To quote someone who finds this whole situation as ridiculous as I do (we knitters on Google + had a good laugh about this....), "there ain't no way in hell I'm ever going to pay $5.50 for a HAT pattern where the self-striping yarn is doing all the heavy lifting. Pffft!"

AND a good evening to you, madam! *bows*