Thursday, March 26, 2009

Trying out Ravelry

At Lana's suggestion, I finally decided to set up a Ravelry account, and man, my head hurts. I feel I've been given a military fighter jet to travel 2 blocks to the grocery store, and I'm sitting in cockpit staring at the controls going, "Okay, what do I do now?"

I can theoretically see why some people would need all those features (Lana, how does your stash fit in your house?) but I'm as basic as basic gets. My entire yarn stash fits into a single plastic shopping bag, I don't plan projects far in advance, I don't have a pile of works-in-progress, and I don't collect patterns for future use. My entire process consists of picking up some discount-bin yarn, going "I think I'll make a hat this week", Googling around a bit, and then pretty much winging it.

It's going to take me a while to figure out how this works.

I've managed to upload a picture and details of one project so far, and am trying to figure how to submit patterns. (Apparently it takes a couple of weeks to get approved). Guess I'll be hogging Boyfriend's digicam for the next couple of days, documenting my past projects. I lost most of my old photos in the Great Hard Drive Crash of 2008. At least this time I'll get to take pictures in daylight, and it'll be an opportunity to photograph some really old items that didn't seem worth blogging about because they were old news.


Lana said...

Oh, fun!!! Welcome to the Ravelry community!

As for my stash....well, what can I say? When I have a little more time, it will be my inspiration. For now, it's a challenge.

Kea said...

Holy frozen flying hell-pigs! I only put my sweater pattern up last night and already 15 people have downloaded it. If I'd known it'd be this popular I wouldn't have put it up for free!

Nah, just kidding. I don't mind not being paid. It's all for fun and learning eh? I figure, this is my first pattern. Maybe eventually if I design something really good I'll go through the trouble of setting up a paypal account.

MooCow said...

Yay! We have to be Ravelry friends now!

Kea said...

Cool, what's your user name? I managed to find Lana but don't know what you're called.

MooCow said...

I'm "mcow" :)