Tuesday 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Thank you to all the wonderful folks who have enjoyed making my designs and buying my books. You make all my hard work worthwhile. 2103 has been a year when not everything turned out as planned. A family bereavement left quite a sadness as you can imagine. I didn't manage to complete my pending books. Next year there are some surprises in store all being well with new publications.
I want to wish you all Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year. Happy Knitting to everyone and God Bless .

Saturday 7 December 2013

Cutest Ever Toddler Knits. Errata Page

 There have been one or two printing errors brought to my attention for the Cutest Ever Toddler  Knits. As always we do our very best to try to eliminate possible errors before the book goes to print but unfortunately the gizzmos still manage to find their way in. 
 The update below is for the puff sleeved cardigan and refers to the shoulder shaping on the back. Also the instructions for picking up the stitches to knit the neckband.  

Angora Puffed Sleever Cardigan. 
Shaping on back. 
Shape Shoulders.
    Next Row :  Cast off 5sts , K10, including the st remaining after cast off. Turn
    Next Row : Cast off 3sts, purl to end.
     Cast off remaining sts
     Slip centre 24 sts onto a stitch holder.
   Next Row :  Knit across final 15 sts, turn
   Next Row :  Cast off 5sts, purl to end.
   Next Row :  Cast off 3sts, knit to end
    Cast off remaining sts.
Picking up stitches for neckband could also be better explained.
 Using 3.25mm needles and beige begin at right front edge, pick up and knit 19sts up right front neck, 3sts from back neck shaping, 24 sts from stitch holder, 3sts up other side of back neck shaping, and 19sts down left front neck.   ( 68 sts ) 

Saturday 16 February 2013

Copyright Issues

I find it really sad that I have to write about this issue. As a designer I work really hard to create and make projects and also write books for other peoples pleasure. The renumeration we authours and designers get for our work is not great but that does not compare to the pleasure we get from seeing our work in publications and knowing that readers enjoy making the designs.
More and more frequently I find people photocopying my designs and on some occasions pages from my books to make money for themselves . They take my designs and pass them off as their own too . When approached they say they didn't know that it was wrong to do these things.
So to clear up any misunderstanding in the future ... It is not permitted to photocopy pages from my books or photocopy my designs and sell them in quantity for personal gain.  The designs in my books may be made for personal use and as gifts but without prior permission from myself they can not be sold in quantity for personal gain.  As is stated in the books it is perfectly acceptable to make and sell any of my designs for charitable organisations.
 I do hope that helps clear up and problems folks may have.  The vast majority of my readers just enjoy being able to knit or crochet my designs for their friends and families and that is just wonderful .  Long may they continue to do so.