Ribbing-Along

Knitting Round & Round Until It Becomes a Hat

 In the last couple of weeks I  have started a couple of knitting projects, but have not gotten very far.  I have a pair of socks and an afghan sitting on the needles.  I think I will frog the afghan.  I'm not sure about the marigold socks....more

Ravelry rocks! Now give me an app for that.

My new favorite knitting site is Ravelry.  I know it isn't new, but this summer I really started using it and seeing some of the huge potential!  Look at this screen shot or my Ravelry library- it's beautiful... and, so simple!  I love it that adding a book is as simple as clicking "add book" and typing in the name or author.  The website takes care of adding the pictures and organizing the books on the shelves.  It was very fun to add all my books and magazines, and now, I believe I can even search my books for patterns....more

Crafting and Social Networks -- For Fun and Profit!

It's undeniable that the Internet spurred the craft resurgence. Cast your mind back 15 years when you had to laboriously check out the postings on local coffeehouse bulletin boards for groups to join. Networking of any kind can require time and patience, but online, you can find people much more easily, and you can connect at your leisure with a massive pool of people from all over the world. ...more

I often visit Craftster and don’t find it confusing at all. But then, I’m a kid that grew up ...more

Crafting a Life: Building a Crafty Online Community

This year, when you talk to a knitter with any kind of online presence, they mention Ravelry. I can't remember a time when an online community developed such strength and following as quickly. I've talked with a number of crafters who speak wistfully about the hope of building a similar community that might include other activities. A site like Ravelry for quilters, jewelry makers or all those paper crafts. ...more

I'm one of the "Lead" Fisk-a-teers at the online community that Fiskars developed for ...more

The Craft Blog is Dead! Long Live the Craft Blog!

Maybe it's just summertime, I think. Posting on craft blogs always slows way down in the summertime. That's the likely explanation. Except the slowdown began way before summertime. Except the slowdown includes blogs just going away. Except the slowdown includes bloggers lowering blog posts because of book deals. Except the slowdown includes a lack of interesting posts on the blogs that are there. Which makes some wonder, is the craft blog dead? ...more

ScrapHappy, Candleelady, Susanne

The arguments being made are not that there is a dramatic ...more

Welcome to the Yarny Web 2.0 World of Ravelry!

And All It Took agrees with me: Ravelry EATS Time...  But in a good way!! After reading this, I quickly emailed the webhostess and begged to be slipped near the front of the line.  So far, this has been about the only benefit of being able to say: I'm the craft editor for BlogHer.  I got my invite within hours. I've been playing a little every week since. ...more

Just added you as a friend. I'm promising myself that one night this week, while I watch the ...more