On the Needles : Ravelry Updates

When I took my first knitting class at Mockingbird Moon, I was told that Ravelry was this magical world of knitters and patterns and yarn and conversation and that I absolutely had to join.

And, because I like to follow the rules, I immediately did.

I fell hard: the equivalent for Facebook for knitters where one can talk gauge and tension and twisted stitches and "I've got a skein of this really nice yarn. What should I use it for?" where no one gives you the stinkeye for talking about old lady stuff.

I updated very regularly until I started my non-profit communications gig. And then it {and most extraneous stuff} fell by the wayside. So I've spent the last few weeks updating projects (those that I could find} and updating my current "stash" {which saves one the problem of saying "This project needs a size 7 needle. Do I have size 7 needles? I'm not sure,I should probably get one while I'm here at the store." Only to discover that you, in fact, have four sets  of size 7 needles and you've unnecessarily spent {another} $15. 


All the pictures below are linked straight to the Ravelry site and are fairly new (within the last two years-ish projects}. Some of the old projects are pretty fun too. {Check out "naughty reindeer" for an inappropriate knitting laugh.}

You will also see I added pictures of my son's toy's in all the new pictures. When I first started knitting I was working for a photographer and tried to take all my creative work so seriously. And while I will still take 45 pictures to get the "right shot"I don't take myself near as seriously. I consider this a major boon to getting older.

Anyway, if you're on Ravelry, go ahead and hit the "let's be friends" button because I'm always interested in knowing more knitting nerds. And if you're not on Ravelry but are interested in starting to knit or crochet go ahead and join. It's free and easy to set-up and was a huge encouragement booster for me when I first started.

 Sir Top'em Hat {picture taken before Same ruin{ed} the second pompom.}

Sir Top'em Hat {picture taken before Same ruin{ed} the second pompom.}

 I designed and made this myself. I am MEGA proud of it. My next goal is to learn how to write up a colorwork pattern and turn this into a real deal pattern instead of something that simply lives inside my head.

I designed and made this myself. I am MEGA proud of it. My next goal is to learn how to write up a colorwork pattern and turn this into a real deal pattern instead of something that simply lives inside my head.

 I have no clue why I added these farm animals, but they're cute no?

I have no clue why I added these farm animals, but they're cute no?