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Ravelry drama?!

May 1st, 2008 (01:50 am)

Oh good grief! I have to admit I never expected to see the sort of drama I've been seeing on the Mystery (Misery) Lace forum. Knitters aren't children, and while I can understand the need to vent... *sigh* I've been in a number of flame wars and other nastiness online (hey, I've been on BBSs since '91 and the internet since ~'95), so the stuff that's been happening on Ravelry isn't as openly toasty; it's more of an insinuating ugliness. >.>

That said, the Jitterbug Scherherazade's Slippers should be finished by this weekend at my current pace. The poor Confetti ones are still stuck shortly after the heel turn. :P All in all, these socks have been a frustrating but fun knit. Frustrating because of the various errors throughout the pattern, and fun because it's occupying enough without being too demanding on one's attention.

I was hoping to get right back to other things once these socks were finished, but FSU suddenly asked me to make her a scarf today. She's been feeling chilled lately, so I'll be doing that first. The pattern's already been picked out, and I'll be using the 'sock yarn' that came with part of her b-day present (Red Bird's SOTEOM club) - Estelle's Alpaca Cashmere Tweed.

ginny_t, I don't know where you are in the pattern, but here're all of my fixes and notes for the pattern:

r45 - instep pattern start with m1p not purl as written.
r53 - last decrease stitch SSK not k2tog
r65 - k3 YO SSK k5 k2tog YO k2tog k1 k2tog (mirror change on left side)
r95 - k5 should be k4 (on left side of detail chart; fixed on dual chart)
r113 - centre heel stitches YO k1 YO should be YO [sl1, k2tog, PSSO] YO
r151 - remove k2tog next to right centre YO (sic k2tog YO k1 YO should be k1 YO k1 YO…)

Shifting stitches (+ move end stitches to the heel; - move stitch to instep)
r99 +
r101 +
r103 +
r113 +
r121 +
r123 +
r125 +
r129 +
r133 -
r135 -
r137 -
r141 -
r143 +
r147 -
r149 +
r151 +

I don't know if there are any other shifted stitches before r99 as my Jitterbug socks were beyond that point by the time I started keeping track. ^^;

Anyhow, I think that's about it for these socks for me. I figure I'll finish the Confetti pair as well over time. ^_^

Otherwise... Mona, can you double check the scans for the first SS in that doujinshi or see if there was any errata sheet included with the volume? I keep feeling like I'm missing a paragraph or two, but not so much as a page. *confused*


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Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: May 2nd, 2008 12:17 am (UTC)

Apparently, you (and I) would be surprised. *laughs* There's no actual flaming, but things are pretty unpleasant. Basically, it all started when the KAL organiser suddenly closed the project and changed things from free to pay because it was taking much more time out of her day than she expected. That didn't go over too well and a number of people expressed their unhappiness with the way things went. (Understandable that they were unhappy with the designer.) Yesterday, things devolved into making fun of the designer and her livelihood with the thread falling into the depths of potty humour role-playing. The mods let things slide for a number of hours keeping their heads down despite the fact that things went well beyond poking a little fun at the designer to posting >100 RP posts before they said anything. Even after users were told to stop, they insisted on posting RP stuffs. As it is, I finally lost it today and asked people to kindly keep things on topic. (I also told the mods to do their job and either mod the thread or label it unmoderated because things were so ridiculous. Yeah, I was pretty annoyed.)

Latest development, there's now a 'misery knits' forum on Ravelry for the RPers to do whatever they like. Quite frankly, I was pretty disgusted at reading 100+ posts of RP crap about ass chakras, hemorrhoids, carrier pigeons and psychic whatever. It was quite juvenile. Of course, after I asked people to stay on topic to the KAL and take the RP posts to PM, those posters weren't happy because I was raining on their parade. Whatever. *shrug*

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Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: May 5th, 2008 01:12 am (UTC)

Well, changing to paid mid-project IMO is bad form. It should've either been organised as paid or not with no changing mid-stream. (She created the pattern and was to release it over time but found that some people in the project were asking so many technique questions that she was overwhelmed.) However, regardless of what she did, RP and off-topic on that level simply does not belong.

I've been looking around more on Ravelry, and there's a thread on the main Ravelry board that says they don't support the idea of moderating to keep people on topic?? Yikes! Thankfully, each board is independent and the mod/admin for each is responsible for their own board, but can you imagine a conglomerate site with >100,000 users having no moderating rules for topicality? It's like having a small to mid-sized city with virtually no bylaws. O_O;

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: May 2nd, 2008 06:02 am (UTC)

I'll pretend that I understand the knitting terms above and just say this: Misery loves company.

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: May 5th, 2008 02:28 am (UTC)

wai! I don't have the doujinshi with me *it's several hundred miles away from me ><*
but...wants to read translation! :D

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: May 6th, 2008 07:03 am (UTC)

^^;; Okay. I'll skip that one for now and move on to the next story then. I'll try re-reading it again again once that's done. Maybe it's just that author's writing/scene transition. >.>

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: May 6th, 2008 05:18 pm (UTC)

wooohoo *_*
waits patiently :D

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