Reveling in Ravelry

Attention all craft addicts! If you work with yarn or fiber arts in any way, shape, or form, and haven’t tried out Ravelry, you really need to high tail you caboose over there and check it out! I have been knitting and crocheting since I was 10, and have been online for years, but had never come across anything quite like Ravelry. This amazing, FREE site, is a treasure house of patterns, ideas, and information for knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers, and dyers.

It’s a combination of an online community, a pattern library and a tool box to help you organize your patterns, projects, and ideas. It’s like someone put the best of Facebook, Etsy, Amazon, Ebay and your favorite craft forums into a blender and mixed them all together, then tailored them just for yarn addicts! It’s like heaven…I can get sucked in for hours.

A look at the tools available when you sign up as a user

The Ravelry “notebook” is very user-friendly and makes it easy to organize your projects, supplies, and even handspun and hand dyed items. You can send messages, join local and online groups, and search for just about anything and everything.

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