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Gonna Try Knitting a Yoda Headcover

nevets88

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Downloaded the instructions from Etsy. Getting ahead of myself though, still learning the basics of knitting, casting on, knit stitch, so this is gonna take awhile, will post progress here. My Jan Craighead cover is in its last days, and always wanted to make my own. Now that I know a little more about knitting, I see how good the quality of Jan Craighead covers are. None of the free patterns out there look as good. Another thing doing it myself is I can make the covers extra long, because most covers you buy aren't long enough, the shaft will rub on your golf bag.

 

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Don't try to sell it. Disney has been sending cease and desist letters to Etsy craftspeople making Yoda thingies. Trademark violation.

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On 1/19/2020 at 1:15 PM, MiuraMan said:

Don't try to sell it. Disney has been sending cease and desist letters to Etsy craftspeople making Yoda thingies. Trademark violation.

Kind of funny that you mention that. 10 years ago or so, My wife had this friend who started her own on-line business making these Disney Bedroom Sign thingies using people's kid's names in the sign made with Disney Characters and what not. (Okay, horrible description but you get the idea.) Anyway, she started taking orders for these signs and making them and sending them out. Any my wife asked her how she got Disney's permission. She said she hadn't. Sure enough about 4-5 weeks into her new business a "Strongly Worded Letter" arrived at her house from Disney's law team telling her that she'd better stop or she'd be taken to court and all kids of other threats. It was pretty severe. Needless to say she doesn't do that anymore. 

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3 hours ago, ChetlovesMer said:

Kind of funny that you mention that. 10 years ago or so, My wife had this friend who started her own on-line business making these Disney Bedroom Sign thingies using people's kid's names in the sign made with Disney Characters and what not. (Okay, horrible description but you get the idea.) Anyway, she started taking orders for these signs and making them and sending them out. Any my wife asked her how she got Disney's permission. She said she hadn't. Sure enough about 4-5 weeks into her new business a "Strongly Worded Letter" arrived at her house from Disney's law team telling her that she'd better stop or she'd be taken to court and all kids of other threats. It was pretty severe. Needless to say she doesn't do that anymore. 

A lady I use to work with got a new sewing machine that would stitch characters.   She started selling t-shirts with Disney characters and also received a letter telling her to quit.   They take their marketing very seriously, as they should.   

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1 hour ago, dennyjones said:

A lady I use to work with got a new sewing machine that would stitch characters.   She started selling t-shirts with Disney characters and also received a letter telling her to quit.   They take their marketing very seriously, as they should.   

It's not just that. You're required to protect your trademarks, etc. or else you give up your rights to them.

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1 hour ago, dennyjones said:

A lady I use to work with got a new sewing machine that would stitch characters.   She started selling t-shirts with Disney characters and also received a letter telling her to quit.   They take their marketing very seriously, as they should.   

 

1 minute ago, iacas said:

It's not just that. You're required to protect your trademarks, etc. or else you give up your rights to them.

I don't blame Disney in the least. I was actually surprised that my wife's friend actually thought she could use Disney's name and likenesses to make money without their permission. My wife's friend was annoyed by Disney's response. I was like "What did you think they would do?"

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51 minutes ago, ChetlovesMer said:

 

I don't blame Disney in the least. I was actually surprised that my wife's friend actually thought she could use Disney's name and likenesses to make money without their permission. My wife's friend was annoyed by Disney's response. I was like "What did you think they would do?"

doh!

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9 hours ago, bkuehn1952 said:

It has been 9 months.  Let's see the result!

I got stuck trying to learn a couple of stitching patterns and then the whole lockdown thing happened. I've also soured on knit headcovers because they are so fragile. But one day, I will get back to it. The yarn and needles are sitting there, waiting.

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2 hours ago, nevets88 said:

I got stuck trying to learn a couple of stitching patterns and then the whole lockdown thing happened. I've also soured on knit headcovers because they are so fragile. But one day, I will get back to it. The yarn and needles are sitting there, waiting.

Lockdown was supposed to be the time to learn new hobbies or a language or something 😉

I, of course, have done neither 😅

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3 hours ago, nevets88 said:

I got stuck trying to learn a couple of stitching patterns and then the whole lockdown thing happened. I've also soured on knit headcovers because they are so fragile. But one day, I will get back to it. The yarn and needles are sitting there, waiting.

Your man card is reinstated, it is...   :-D

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Wife got me this a couple years ago. As I walk to the course the neighbor kids come up and say “hey Uncle we like your Yoda”  

Aloha,

iSank

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