I've been violated!

Thanks to CatBookMom for clueing me in that some sleazeball in the UK was selling one of my copyrighted patterns on ebay.

Here's a link for proof positive he is stealing my content - my own photograph is in his ad!

Apparently this guy collects patterns and sells them in ebook format. There is quite a lengthy thread about this idiot, on The Girl from Auntie (of Rogue fame).

Anyway, I sent him a diatribe, and reported him to the UK ebay police, and he withdrew his posting, sending me an apology that his "sources" assured him it was public domain material. Not sure how he could have missed the copyright notice at the bottom of the page. But he has many more knitting pattern postings out there.

Not that I think I will ever become a famous knitwear designer, but a copyright is a copyright, whether it is a poem or computer software or a piece of music or a baby hat pattern. I share my silly little patterns freely, and will continue to do so - I just ask that people respect the copyright, and this means no duplication, selling, or distribution.


Grilled Nuthatch

A white-breasted nuthatch has build its nest in our next-door neighbors grill!

Knitting 90210

A quick hi from Beverly Hills. Unfortunately all I've seen so far is the inside of my hotel and conference rooms at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Monday afternoon I'll get some time on my own to check out Knit Cafe while the rest of my geek contingent check out the Museum of Television and Radio. I'm not particularly star-struck, but it might be nice to hunt down the Walk of Fame stars for Judy Garland and Lon Chaney Sr.

Not much to report on the knitting front, though I did finish some pink anklets. Here they are at the cafe last Tuesday. The other sock belongs to Denise:

I also finally finished Wavy, my Olympic knitting project. I was only one repeat away from the end during the final ceremonies when I ran out of yarn and had to spin more....
It finally fits!
another baby sweater...
Not trafficking in baby animals, really
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