Those of you who don’t know me in real life may not know that I enjoy knitting. It’s true that I may even be slightly addicted to knitting. It all started with cloth diapering… but that is a different story.
There is a website that all knitters or aspiring knitters should know about. It’s Ravelry. If you knit or crochet and haven’t joined Ravelry, you should. Ravelry is a free resource to knitters and crocheters. It offers a simple way to track and share your projects, stash of yarn, needles, patterns and books.
Ravelry offers forums and messaging, so you can ask questions and receive help if you get stuck on one of your projects. It’s just like having a knitting grandmother or aunt available to help. Well, except for the fact that you aren’t related and no one is going to pinch your cheeks.
Best of all there are thousands of patterns available on Ravelry and many of them are free. If you want to be inspired go browse through some of the patterns. You can even add patterns or projects to your queue so you won’t forget what you wanted to cast on next. One word of warning: Don’t spend so much time dreaming about what you want to create that you don’t spend time creating it. It’s easy to do and if you are not careful nap time will be over and there will be dinner to be fixed, knees to be kissed, stories to be read, and bellies to be tickled again.
Oh, and if you are on Ravelry or if you decide to join, my Ravelry user name is RaisingOlives (what else)? Just in case you want to see what I did with all my free time before I became slightly addicted to blogging. Please feel free to friend me so that I can see what you do with your free time.
Did I mention hundreds and hundreds of FREE patterns??
Now back to those socks.