Monday, August 29, 2005

Just because it's free...

Doesn't mean you should make it. Or that it will necessarily look good. Or, more to the point, that it won't make you run screaming with your eyes bleeding from its hideousness. Just sayin'.

I should note here that I have absolutely nothing against free patterns. I'm all for 'em. I've made more than one free pattern from knitty, and I've even made two of the loopy 'n' luscious (and will probably make still more for this upcoming holiday season). Hey, if I can save money anywhere in the knitting process (like by not paying for a pattern) without feeling I've caused some poor designer to fall into poverty from lack of royalties, I'm gonna do it. But that is not the same thing as making something just because the pattern is free.

I'm still pre-coffee this morning and it's Monday, so I don't have much more to say at this point (except this: all I have left to do on the darn sideways knit baby sweater is sew on the buttons). I just felt that you should all be reminded that all that glitters is not gold (knitters' translation: all free patterns are not necessarily knit-worthy). You have been warned.

4 comments:

Zarzuela said...

Whoa! Gotta agree with you on that one!! Yikes! What the heck were they thinking?!?

Congrats on almost being done with the baby sweater! That's awesome and I'm sure you'll be happy to have it done soon. :)

Jessica
http://zarzuela.blogspot.com

Sami said...

You can't go without coffee!
If you like the un-knit-worthy you might check out Stitchy McYarnpants "Museum of Kitschy Stitches" and You Knit What?
http://youknitwhat.blogspot.com/

Thanks for sharing the poem with us!

mishmish said...

AMEN sister! keep preaching ^^

chrissie said...

OMG! That looks like a cat threw up a box of Skittles or something...