unraveling

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I didn’t expect this small break from blogging, but being sick, leisurely working on my knitting, going to boston for a week and then going to see the in-laws all colluded in keeping me away. the most annoying thing though (ok.it’s a little more than annoying), the thing that always makes me go quiet, is when I find someone using one of my images without permission. there’s always the uncomfortable email, “hi, that picture you’re using…yeah umm I own the copyright NOT you!”. if it wasn’t captured by your camera’s sensor or film, then it isn’t yours. it’s that easy. I don’t care what you think google images is for. phew, I’ve been holding that in for a while so let’s move on.


so like I said, I’ve been knitting here and there but I don’t have any images to proove it. instead I have pictures of my unknitting. some knitters have been having problems with the seeded cable cardigan pattern from sensual knits, add to that not being able to reach the designer and we end up taking out every seam. desperate times call for desperate measures around here. really it was just the best way to get exact measurements and really see where all the increases and decreases take place.

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the easiest parts were the sleeves of course. the few mistakes I found here were the schematic measurements (too big) and the number of increases called for (two too many), which of course changes the stitch count and hence the measurements. if you’re knitting this pattern, you can see my notes by following this link to flickr. of course, what I’ve found only applies to the XS size. figuring out the other sizes is yet another step I’ll have to take sometime.
next I’ll have to tackle the back, the neck shaping specifically. tomorrow I’m going out of town for a day though, so I may not be able to post until thursday. I’ll take the sweater pieces with me at least so I can work on them.

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  • val March 25, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    sorry to read about your frustration with the copyright infringement, that sucks. But on the upside, the cabled sleeve looks so lush and soft yet crisp at the same, I know I’d be pretty darned pleased with it 🙂

  • Hanna March 25, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Does it bother you even when people attribute the images to you? Does it matter to you how the images are being used?
    I’m not trying to be difficult — I totally sympathize with how frustrating it must be to see your photos somewhere else — but it’s also true that copyright rules allow some leeway for ‘fair use.’
    I don’t know if it applies to the people you’ve been finding or not, but I thought I’d throw it out there as something to think about…

  • yaiAnn March 26, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Ouch, now that is dedication! Are you getting paid overtime for this? 😉

  • pretendingsanity March 26, 2008 at 12:12 am

    ahh! you didn’t tell me that pure knits was up on amazon! yay!

  • Teyani March 26, 2008 at 4:49 am

    the sleeves look wonderful.
    so sorry ’bout the photo theft. I makes me wonder how you ‘found’ that someone had taken one… anyway, however it happened, they just shouldn’t and it’s wrong and they know it.

  • Veronique March 26, 2008 at 6:39 am

    Eeee! I just saw the cover of Sensual Knits White on your sidebar! I was wondering if it was going to be published at all since Hollan disappeared… Nice new title too 🙂
    You’re very brave to be dissecting that sweater like that.

  • ysolda March 26, 2008 at 7:57 am

    Wow! That’s impressively meticulous – good luck working it all out 🙂

  • katie March 26, 2008 at 8:45 am

    Thanks so much for doing this! I don’t know if anyone has commented on the front pieces but there are errors there as well. I believe the pattern has you cast on too many stitches. Good luck figuring it all out!

  • mj March 27, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Just because the internet is free doesn’t mean the content isn’t. That’s why I put an extended copyright on my website.
    Another thing you could do is subscribe (such as on Bloglines) to a search for your name or your designs.
    Good luck with those yummy cables!

  • tiennie March 27, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    Oh wow. That’s a lot of work.
    I have found my images used by others and uploaded to their flickr sites. I haven’t a clue what to say to them. I know they’re mine since they are of my knitting and my hubby/family. Argh.

  • Willemtje March 30, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    I completely sympathize with you about the theft of your photos. I always amazes me that people don’t feel guilty about copying other people’s work! When I was a teacher I kept telling my pupils that this sort of thing was wrong, only to be met by amazement and the eternal “but everybody is doing it” as if that would make it all right. Keep fighting! Happy knitting,
    Willemtje, a Dutch knitter