Ok, so it’s been well over a year since I posted about the Tidal Wave socks. Tomorrow we leave for Hawaii to visit the grandkids and I thought this would be a perfect, small knitting project to carry on the plane. What’s the problem you ask? Well…… Let this be a warning to all of you Ravelry users. I often knit from my iPad, saves paper and ink and storage space, etc. I store all of my patterns on Ravelry in my library at their site. There are so many patterns, I don’t even download all of them, saves space on my iPad. For my continuing woe and warning…..
See the Tidal Wave pattern sitting so nicely on the shelf in my Ravelry Library? It was a free sock pattern when I saved it to the Library in July 2012 and started knitting the socks from it. Well guess what? If I click on it now I no longer get the pattern I saved in my library! I now have to pay for it!!! To me that is outrageous. Did I miss the warning somewhere that if you store a free pattern in your library and if, in the future, the designer decides to charge for it you can no longer access your stored, free copy in the library? Color me angry! I will now go in and download every single free pattern stored in my library. Be forewarned! Download all free patterns.
Has this happened to anyone else? Is this just a fluke? I don’t want to rip out the sock and start yet another pattern; however, I don’t want to pay $3 for the pattern. I know, I know The Hubs says to just pay and download it. It won’t break me, it’s the principle! I purchase a lot of patterns, it’s that it was free when I saved it. Where did I miss the warning? VENT!!!
Ok, I just found it for free. Still agro at Ravelry. I printed it out this time!