Saturday, January 5, 2008

Ravelry and Me

I've taken a few minutes over the last couple of days to delve into the new site. What fun! It's organization and networking all in one shebang.

There are tools there to keep track of everything you can think of concerning your knitting, your crochet or your compulsively collected stash of yarn. I think I'm supposed to say 'fiber', not 'yarn'. I can catalogue my needles. I can earmark favorite patterns I'd like to try out. I entered only one project in my personal notebook. It's a fun Santa Hat from that I'm making for K. R already has one. I can't believe the feeling of motivation that Ravelry is inspiring. Very cool side effect of all that organization!

Not only can I organize, but I've been poking around checking out the networking opportunities. I've joined a couple of groups relevant to my area. Although my small town doesn't yet have a group of it's own, there's one that's close. There's a certain anonymous comfort in knowing that I'm not the only one enjoying this new plaything on the 'Net. I've noticed there are swaps and take-along project groups to join as well. How's anonymous accountability for motivation!? Certainly better than not having any local real-life peers to share in your projects.

I think I'm going to have fun with this Ravelry thing. Off to work on the hat! Enjoy your weekend.


jugglingpaynes said...

I borrowed "Charmed Knits" from the library for Marina. It has Harry Potter themed knitting projects. She just made the cutest little elf sweater! Let me know if you want to see it and I'll e-mail the link where we posted it (on Library Thing's Hogwarts Express group).

You knitters! I couldn't even knit a rectangle!

Peace and Laughter,

Miranda said...

What's your username on Ravelry, Bonni? I'm moominmamma. See you there! I just blogged about Ravelry today, coincidentally.