Oh, BBC. You and your crazy antics. I say this mock-lovingly, because although I do thoroughly enjoy many of your programmes (see, it’s British, so… yeah), you do some things that I don’t agree with. Take this, for instance:
BBC Removes Doctor Who Fan’s Knitting Projects From the Web
Really, now. You must understand that there are a bajillion knitting patterns related to Dr. Who on the internet. I, myself, have knit a Dalek from a free pattern I gleaned from the Web, and possibly from this very site. She’s not making money from them, and the BBC does not seem to acknowledge the free advertising. So I’m posting this, and I’m hoping it makes it all over Bloglandia, and she gets to put the patterns back up (’cause I kind of want to knit them). I think I’m also going to email the BBC, and ignorantly argue (since I have not as much knowledge of British copyright law as I do American).
I’m so not posting this to the Ravelry copyright forum. You can, if you want. That place scares me.
By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish.
I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob.
Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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The BBC is tight fisted about all of their content; you can’t even see most of the Doctor Who website if you’re outside of the UK!