hi there! My semester is finally, finally over. I have some tiny things left to do (burn a project on CD for my professor, that sort of thing) but mostly I’m done. and it feels NICE. ahhhhhhhhhhhh.
I even had time to finish the Mingus socks! I gave them a bath last night, and they are blocking on a towel right now. Once they are dry, they will be traveling to see Miss Emily, woo-hoo!!!
I posted on Flickr, and the thumbnail apparently looked like I was washing spinach. or maybe kale. hee.
I am so happy with these socks. I am also glad they are not in my size, so I’m not tempted to do a switcheroo and send Emily so Wal-Mart tube socks instead of these. (I AM TOTALLY KIDDING.) And these are officially my FIRST finished object of 2008! isn’t that insane? Hi, it only took me almost 5 months to completely knit something. I AM SLOW.
So, I picked up an old unfinished object so my next finished project will be gratifying and quick. It’s Anais. When you last saw her, she looked like this:
This is a front.
I’m now up to the shoulders on the back, and then I’ll be seaming her up. I’m still trying to decide what to do about the sleeves. I’m not really feeling the sleeves on the original pattern, so I’m thinking about some cap sleeves instead. Or, maybe just making it a sleeveless top? Opinions?
Speaking of opinions, let me get yours on another little situation. A fabulous blog friend from back in the day (thanks, Vanessa!) emailed me this week because of a little sign she saw when she was shopping at AC Moore:
Wait a minute….
This is a sign advertising their knitting classes – notice the Carrieoke cartoon on the sign?
Now, my dear friend Mary Jessica drew that for me years ago, and it’s been on my blog for a long time. At first we were like, HEE! that is funny. And then we thought about it…and they should’ve asked, ya know? Mary Jessica is a writer and an illustrator, and her work belongs to her. I’m totally assuming the best here and thinking that whoever downloaded the cartoon just didn’t realize that it wasn’t free clipart.
So, what should we do? For starters, I’m going to make it clearer on my site that the illustration belongs to Mary Jessica, and that it’s not okay for people to take. (I think I might add a copyright statement to the bottom of the actual image.) And actually, in this case, I probably would’ve been okay with it (after checking with Mary Jessica), as long as they credited MJ at the bottom of the image.
But, I think we should communicate to whoever borrowed it that it’s not okay to just download it and use it, just so they know for future reference. It seems like a letter would be the best way to go about it – what do you think? I do think it’s cool that they liked the drawing enough to want to use it on their sign, BUT, they should have asked.
Well, I’m off to enjoy this lovely Saturday. I’m going to knit some, and maybe even put a border on my quilt. It’s so awesome to not have schoolwork to think about. YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!