Have any of these things happened to you?
- You have some gorgeous yarn but aren’t sure what to make from it?
- You have a great pattern but you don’t know what yarn will work well?
- You are ready to start a new project but you wish you knew someone who has knit it before so they could give you some tips?
Do you know that there is a free and wonderful website that you can use to help you with all of these situations? It’s called Ravelry! I’m teaching a class in the basics of Ravelry which can solve all of those problems and more. Interested?
The class is happening this SUNDAY at Serial Knitters in Kirkland from 1:30 to 3:30. Here’s the full class description:
Introduction to Social Media for Yarnies: Exploring Ravelry.com
Are you on Ravelry.com? This free website is a rich resource that connects you to the online world of knitting and crocheting, spinning, weaving, dyeing… etc! It’s a social network for yarny folks, and so much more. You can search for ideas and inspiration… find a pattern to use your stash yarn, explore projects made by others and see tips and reviews of patterns and yarns. Before you jump into your next project, get advice from knitters who have been there, done that and lived to tell the tale. You can join in crafty conversations of every variety. Connect with your real-life friends and make new virtual yarn-loving buddies. We will learn how to create an account, navigate different areas of the site, search for patterns and projects, connect with friends, see what patterns are popular and upload the details of your projects to share with other Ravelers. We’ll explore privacy settings, groups and forums. If time allows we’ll also have a peek at Instagram and Pinterest.
- A device that can connect to the internet, like a laptop or a tablet. Phones are not ideal because of the small screen size and keyboard.
Information about a current or past knitting project, including a few pictures and the yarn and needles you used. (You just need to know what you used, you don’t need to bring yarn or needles.)
A picture of yourself or something you’d like to use for your avatar. (The picture on your account.)
Spirit of adventure!
Pamela is a patient teacher who is happy to hold the hand of any technophobes who are ready to take the plunge.
Contact the shop to sign up!