Sunday, March 16, 2008

link is down for now but pattern is still here

The link for the free pattern is not working. Apparently, Adobe wants me to redo it every day so I just took the link off of the blog. If I can figure out how to make it permanent I'll put it back up. For now, if you want the pattern just email me or use the directions from Liz's comment yesterday to copy it right from the blog post.

I was quite surprised to find a post on the Yahoo Knitlist today from someone who is not happy about the way I added a disclaimer at the end of the pattern. Seriously. If someone knows a lot more about copyright than I do and feels that the disclaimer is out of line, please let me know. It was never my intention to come off as being the inventor of the knitting techniques in the pattern. I had been unable to find the techniques together in one sock pattern and had requests to write them in pattern form. The disclaimer was added because it seems to be on every sock pattern, free or otherwise, that I have ever seen so I thought it might be a good idea. If it was inappropriate, I apologize. It was never my intent to profit from this pattern. If it helps others knit socks for people that have sensitive feet, I'm happy.


Susan said...

Well, after reading the knitlist, I just wanted to thank you for posting the sock pattern. Maybe some of us could just figure it out from an explanation or a picture but a lot of us knitters can't. So it was generous and kind of you to actually work up a pattern.

Lovs2Knit said...

I see nothing wrong with your disclaimer. It's your pattern, you wrote it, therefore you have the right to put a copy right statement on it. I've stopped hanging around the Yahoo groups because of the negative people who do nothing but complain.

Great pattern. Thanks for sharing it with us.

MonkeyGurrrrrl said...
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MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

Some people will complain about anything and everything. Doing the hard work of coming up with a pattern (figuring out all the who-zees and what-nots) and making it available anyone who wants to utilize it is a noble, altruistic thing to do. Even tho I haven't yet ventured to The Dark Side (of sock knitting), I appreciate your generosity very much.