Originally Posted by Debkcs
Dollyce, what do the Ravelry site leaders say, have you taken this to them?
No, I haven't taken it to the Ravelry brass. It is too upsetting. However, upon the most recent snarky message she sent to me... what I did was DELETE my project entirely. I kept working on it, but I deleted it from my Ravelry projects. THAT was my answer to her. Basically, "stick it up your a**." I didn't respond to her message at all. Just deleted the project.
However, when the project was done, I needed to re-entered the project to track my knitting, and account for the yarn. But, in the notes section, I posted: "I didn't enjoy knitting this sweater and I wish I had never cast on for it."
Of course the reason being that part of my enjoyment was taken away by her. Until this recent attack, and my subsequent deletion of the project, I hadn't realizde how much I enjoy notating my knitting process! My notes section is sort of like a blog, a knitting diary. And I'm quite surprised at how many comments I receive that my notes have helped others! That's gratifying, but not the reason I share my knitting experience. I just like to.
WOW! Did I ever get a lot of people messaging me, asking me WHY didn't I enjoy knitting
this sweater? They were worried about 'is there something wrong with the pattern?'
Well, knowing full well that she stalks my notes, I was careful what I replied. She could have spies asking me WHY, and being paranoid, she would be looking for me to say something she could pick a fight about. I wasn't in the mood for another message from her...so I played it cool. She can be very passive-aggressive, and sometimes just plain hysterical, IMO.
So far, so good. The witch has not commented or messaged me about anything since.
I will continue to knit her designs because they are well-written, error-free, and darn good designs. It's a shame that she's such a nut job. Attacking your own customers is so OUT THERE...it's unbelievable.
I do notice that her Ravelry Group has little activity. No doubt others have felt the sting of her paranoia, too. But I'm a special target because I notate so much about my knitting experiences with any given project.
I read that Ravelry says HANDS OFF a knitter's notebook. A knitter can say whatever she wants to about a project in their own personal notes for that project. The guidelines are a bit more strict about posts in the public arena, like the Group for a design, or designers. But hands off the personal project notes.
Well, that doesn't stop the witch. She can't help herself. I really believe she doesn't like me. It hurts my feelings. All I've ever done is buy dozens of her pdf patterns, and knit them! Oy.
I am done with her. If and when I start another of her designs, I'm going to say whatever the I want to,
and just let her try to message me again. I've had it up to here.
The next time, I will contact Ravelry. I've saved all the personal emails she's sent me over the past 2 years. Plus her snarky private messages at Rav. I have proof of harrassment, but for the time being...I'm just not spoiling for a fight. It's very upsetting, and I'm thin-skinned.
Being a business women (my art consulting business) for the past 32 years, I can't fathom mistreating customers. It's just unbelievable. But then I'm not crazy.