8.31.2006

MY FIRST RANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOPEFULLY MY LAST!

The title is a warning for all willing to enter:
I am so frustrated and angry right now. It all started with wanting to join a knit-along that's starting in october. It's for the Beadwork pattern by Jade Starmore. Knitter's who do not have the pattern, have been going crazy trying to find it. therefore, I've have about as much chance of getting it as I have that "snowball in hell" or stealing Brad Pitt away from Angelina Jolie!!!!!!! Don't even think to ask, "Did you try...? I used every search engine available to man, contacted every library available and speaking of that...WHY DO YOU NOT CARRY KNITTING PERIODICALS,EXCEPT FOR SCATTERINGS OF KNITTING MAGAZINES AND THE ONES YOU DO CARRY WTF?!! FOR ANY LIBRARIAN'S READING THIS, KNITTING IS HERE TO STAY GET WITH THE PROGRAM. I do understand about money and fiscal constraints. Knitters tend to be generous people and we read. I would donate a subscription to get the ball rolling. (Sorry librarians, didn't mean to put all on you and community libraries!).

Rant part Deux!
The beadwork pattern is in the Interweave Knits winter 99/00 magazine (hence the library search and mini rant!!!!) On e-bay the bids have been outrageous and if you win...might as well fashion the issue into a sweater and wear it, because it ends up costing the "winner" as much as the sweater!!! As soon as the KAL officially starts , the price will drop back to the usual Ik e-bay price!

Well, I think I can't find it using the usual ways so "What to do? What to do?" Why of course, GO TO THE SOURCE! I found Alice and Jade Starmores website and lo and behold...Adult Beadwork in all it's glory. I think I'll by the book, save myself the the trouble of a continued frustrated search and start swatching! But,no that's not to be.

RANT PART TROIS
I get the book in the mail, open and excitedly look through the book...child's beadwork. WHERE THE HELL IS THE ADULT BEADWORK. NOT IN THE BOOK...WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I try to look at the positive side. I can e-mail and nicely ask why there's no adult beadwork becuase after all it states on the website page "The Collector's Item" (name of the book) is needed to complete all sweaters shown" The adult beadwork was one of the patterns shown. I got a lovely (ggggggggrrrrrrrrrr) return e-mail informing me that the "beadwork situation" was well know and Jade felt obliged to write a supplement to the child's pattern for adults. NOW GET THIS! THE SUPPLEMENT IS FREE IF ONE BUYS THEIR YARN, OTHERWISE NO CAN DO!!! AGAIN, WTF. I PAID GOOD MONEY FOR A BOOK IN WHICH I EXPECTED TO SEE THE PATTERN AS LISTED ON THE WEBSITE AND NOW AM SOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know what THE BEADWORK situation IS, but I do know I will not be buying anthing else Starmore related!

This is the first time I've encountered such frustration over one pattern. Most designers I know of or heard about who offer patterns for sale, actually sell them to the public without drama. I really want to make that damned sweater!!!!

END OF RANT.

11 comments:

Chris said...

I would be ranting, too. How VERY frustrating...

irishmama said...

I would be mad too.

Marji said...

The organizers (is it Junie?) of the Beadwork KAL should have put that info up on the front page of the KAL, as this situation with that pattern, the fact that it is not in the book, and the directions are not avail without purchase of her yarn, has been discussed several times on the KBTH list, which is where the KAL idea for this sweater originated. I hope you took your rant to the KAL page, so that she gets it up on the frontpage.
good luck, it is a pretty sweater.

Anonymous said...

You may rant, you have good cause. It won't be your last, being able to rant on your blog is one of the reasons to blog.
Your SP

Laurie said...

You just saved me $$$. Jeez.

Laurie (Moo!) said...

I'd say your rant is warranted!

I ran upstairs to see if I had that Interweave issue, but it's not there. Sorry.

Why would anyone organize a KAL if everyone can't KAL???

christine said...

I'll help you, as I was helped yesterday. Please email me...

Anonymous said...

OMG!! I just had the exact thing happen. I had purchased this beautiful alpaca yarn and was looking for the perfect pattern. Found Beadwork-did actually pay the outrageous ebay prices and no adult pattern (I had ALSO gone to their web page and saw the adult pattern listed under the Collections book). Also got the same run around. I'm so annoyed. Going to sell my Collections book back on ebay and hope to recoup some of my losses!

Anonymous said...

OMG!! I just had the exact thing happen. I had purchased this beautiful alpaca yarn and was looking for the perfect pattern. Found Beadwork-did actually pay the outrageous ebay prices and no adult pattern (I had ALSO gone to their web page and saw the adult pattern listed under the Collections book). Also got the same run around. I'm so annoyed. Going to sell my Collections book back on ebay and hope to recoup some of my losses!

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