Thanks to all the free designers . . .
I got an e-mail from the very talented Marnie MacLean to find out what the problem was in the Evening Tank (that I had wrote about in “Summer Knitting had me a blast”). I must say I felt overcome with guilt for complaining about something offered out of the kindness and generosity that is so, wonderfully, present in the knitting community. I e-mailed her the math problems I found, but also the following:
. . . and, my apologies for not searching the internet for your e-mail address. I realize now that was a somewhat ungrateful and rude thing. I posted an apology on my blog comments as well. When I thought about the selflessness of people who post patterns for free (that I use all the time) I was somewhat ashamed when I re-read my post and saw how ungrateful it sounded. thank you for your work, and for sharing it with others.
So here’s a big shout out to all those kind and talented folks who offer up their designs and ask for nothing in return. If you find a mistake, instead of bitching about it in your blog (as I did), seek out the designer’s e-mail and respectfully submit your corrections.
I did poke around Marnie’s blog and found some great spinning tips! More about that later.
In the world of knitting . . . I finished my niece’s scarf. We’ll see how long she holds onto this one:
The last one I made for her, out of various bits of scrap yarn, she promptly lost. Ah well.
Here’s my brother-in-law’s scarf. It’s coming along nicely. The greens are flecked with all sorts of pretty reds, yellows, purples, and oranges. None of which he’ll see. He’s color blind. That pretty much sucks.
Aw, thanks for the sweet shout out. I know your spinning is just going to get better and better and it’s really fun to go back and look at your first few attempts once you get better. 🙂
You ungrateful cow. You should be ashamed of yourself 🙂