Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Gray skies, gray mood

Nuttin' but gray no pictures today. I'm going to have to make my own light box. I don't think dh is going to get around to it.

Definitely needed my woolease socks today. I put the storm window in the front door but since someone who shall remain nameless *coughmecough* broke a window in one of the storm windows for the bathroom, it will be a while before I get that one in. We upgraded half the windows in the house when we moved in, mostly because they were rotting out but haven't had the dinero to finish. It's always something with homeownership, isn't it?

I've been working on the Stor Rund Dug today but made a mistake in round 68. When I tried to fix it without frogging I made it worse and had to frog back to...gulp...row 65. I refuse to go back any further. Especially not to the dreaded row 64. I can't even look at it right now.

I'll just work on socks for the rest of the night.

But I will tell you what else I'm working on. It's this. Only in Slytherin colors with the Slytherin crest. I'll make a Gryffindor one after I finish this. Zach has decided he wants a man purse so I'm making it for him. He has a Slytherin banner on his wall and I made him a throw in Slytherin colors along with a Slytherin snake. There's a definite trend here.

I've decided to make my Gryffindor curtain into a Gryffindor blanket for curling up under while...guess...yep...knitting. So that will be another FO this week. I'm also going to dig out the hooded sweater I was working on last spring and finish it. I've got the body and sleeves done. Just need to make the front pocket and the hood. I don't know if I like the hood in the pattern so I'm looking around for one that is actually wearable. I made it out of StuffMart's brand of yarn before they quit making it. I like it better than Red Heart for clothing. It feels more like WoolEase but seems to be a bit sturdier. But totally acrylic.

So I got tons of it since it was on sale. I think I'll make the rest into bears for the kids in Haiti. It's a great way to use up some of my Red Heart stash as well. I love the pattern on Knitty Gritty for bears. Maybe I'll find other toy patterns when I get sick of bears.

I went to Ravelry today and it seems like the big surprise is that when Ravelry goes public, it will be...gasp..public. All the posts and pictures and such will be available to everyone. Sorry, I'm trying really hard to take this seriously. (Yes, I'm a bit of a snark about this. My thinking is if you don't want stuff to get out forpetesake don't put it on the internet. Anywhere.)

Then someone else was upset because the Flickr pictures of her knitted socks are being used by people with foot fetishes. Makes me wonder why none of them have latched onto this blog. Maybe because it has to do with knitting and not feet?

I guess it's just the mood I'm in right now but I'm having a hard time not laughing at this. Although what wasn't funny was a woman who believed men shouldn't knit and talked of an incident in her church where she forbid discouraged this man from joining the women's knitting club and the "men" in her church thanked her because the man now had to seek out the men for fellowship.

God help me I used to be in a church like that. Used to be being the operative word.

Don't get me wrong, I do like Ravelry. And most of the people use it as a resource and a place to get together with other crafters. I just don't look at it as a refuge from the world or a safe haven. Or a secret club. It is what it is. And what it is is great.

And if some man someplace has your socks up on his wall while breathing heavily to them, feel proud he singled out your craftsmanship.

Maybe I need some snark therapy or something.



Cheesehead With Sticks said...

I'll be in snarksville right along with you. Nothing on the internet is ever guaraunteed as private. Anyone can lie about who they are and get an account anywhere, even be accepted to view things that are supposedly private.

Cookie said...

Casey and Jess have always said that Ravelry would go public once the beta testing was over. It is not their fault if people are too stupid to read before asking to join a site.

I'd be flattered if someone liked my socks that much. Then again I have ankle issues. :p Perhaps it's because I'm old fashioned, but I am more concerned about the undressed child photos on that site than I ever would be about sock/feet photos. My feet are legal, covered and gave consent to model. Not the same can be said for those babies.

You are not alone in the snark, honey. I had a hard time not calling a drama whore a drama whore in that thread. However, I'm sure she would have loved the attention. /sigh

Kathy Wajerski said...

I just can't believe the people on Ravelry who seemed to think it was some kind of exclusive club. I'm just dumbstruck by that.

Snarksville? I like it. I'm packing up the moving van as we speak, Cheesehead.

Cookie, yep, definitely a drama whore.

I agree with you about the children's photos. When Zach was little, I never allowed him to use his name or tell anyone where he was living. I used a nickname for him when I was on different forums and such. And definitely NO PICTURES. I'm not going to do anything to enable someone who wants to prey on children. I do get a bit amazed at the people who have their kids' pictures, names and near addresses on their blogs. And Flikr is a hunting ground for such people.

Eve said...

I had a girl threaten legal action at me because I downloaded an image she had made available on her Flickr feed and uploaded it to my own Flickr account. It was copyrighted by someone else, but by her action of making it available on her site, she assumed she had copyright over it. People just don't understand the Internet.

I would love for foot fetishists to appreciate my socks!