May 02, 2007

Oh, the places you'll go

Not so much knitting content and knitting related content. There's a few really cool new knitting-related things out there on the internet that are definitely worth checking out.

  • Ravelry - I just joined as a Beta tester, but it looks like this thing is scheduled to go live fairly soon. Ravelry is a wonderful site that lets you keep a stash and needle inventory, establish an upcoming project queue, post pictures and details of finished and in-progress work, and even cooler yet, let you match yarn in your stash to a list of project possiblities. Very cool. I can see I'm going to have a lot of fun with this, although I suspect the stash inventory will have to wait until we move, as my stash is a bit inaccessible due to the trying-to-sell-the-house issue.

  • The Walker Treasury Project - The folks running this project have a lofty goal - to get a knitted swatch of every single stitch pattern in every single one of the Barbara Walker Treasuries. The problem with the books is that all the swatch pictures are in black and white and sometimes it's really hard to get a good sense of how the stitch pattern will look in real life.

    If you've ever flipped through any of these books, you know that's one heck of a lot of stitches to swatch. But they're determined, and looking for volunteers to assist. Pick a stitch, contact the organizers to 'claim' the stitches, knit your swatch in a color that photographs well, and then post it to the project site. Conveniently, I have been doing quite a few swatches from the Barbara Walker Treasuries as of late (hint - they're yellow!) so I submitted four stitch patterns that had not already been claimed, and it looks like I will have enough leftover yarn from my mom's afghan to see about whipping up a few more swatches for this project as well.

  • KnitWiki - Sarah over at Mostly Knitting has been hard at work putting together the KnitWiki, and so far it looks terrific. Lots of new information being added all the time. This is definitely worth adding to the bookmark list.

Posted by Jenipurr at May 2, 2007 11:05 PM

Thanks for the knitwiki link.
I signed up for an invite to Ravelry, it looks like a really cool site.

Posted by: Roseann at May 3, 2007 03:50 AM

I'm on the list for Ravelry, but there are a LOT of people on the list...

TWTP is SO cool - I'm subscribed to the blog for the eye candy. And thankd for the heads up about the KnitWiki.

Posted by: Chris at May 6, 2007 10:45 AM
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