Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Internets are eating my brain

Long time, no post, eh?

Here is what happened.

First, I discovered Facebook. For a couple of weeks it was all fun and excitement - like getting in contact with old friends, feeling like I was keeping up with friends better - almost like having a real social life!

Then I realised that actually, it's not like having a REAL social life - you know, where people actually want to spend time with you in real life. So I've not checked it for ages.

THEN I got my invite to Ravelry, which is as cool as everyone says it is. I spent lots of time uploading photos of my knitted stuff, hoping people will say they like it so that my projects get little hearts by them. Some of them did! People like Kittycat's fall sweater, for example.

The really cool thing about Ravelry is checking out a pattern that you want to do, and finding out whether other people liked it. You can see what modifications they made, and see pictures of how the item looks in a variety of yarns and on a variety of bodies. Very handy.

So.. I spend a lot of time on Ravelry, looking at - no, drooling over stuff I'd like to knit.

And not actually knitting.

The internets are eating my brain, and I am NOT consuming my stash at a rate that would allow me to buy new yarn. Sigh. The yarn diet continues.

On the plus side I have almost finished Caress; I've made my first pair of socks and almost finished another; I am semi-designing a sweater for Kittycat (I'm using an Elizabeth Zimmermann pattern for the basic structure of the sweater but using an edging from Nicky Epstein as a starting point); I've made a baby jacket (EZ's tomten) and am doing another in the same pattern for Kittycat's dolly - wow, I do sound productive, don't I? Pictures to follow.
Here to give you a little preview is my latest cast-on: it's from Victorian Lace Today (this book is soaked in figurative drool - so much I want to make from it, and the photos are luscious!). I'm using Millefili Fine that I got from Elann.com - it's a heavier yarn than specified, so we'll see if I like it once it is done.

2 Comments:

Blogger woolcat said...

Hm - picture not working. I linked from Flickr for the first time - is there a way of doing that successfully?

3:28 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

The internets has eated my brain too.

BTW, I got a little heart by one of my projects on Ravelry, and it made my day.

1:54 PM  

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