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Survivalism & Self Sufficiency Topics => Homesteading and Self Reliant Living => Needles & Strings => Topic started by: Sister Wolf on July 06, 2009, 01:22:06 PM

Title: Ravelry
Post by: Sister Wolf on July 06, 2009, 01:22:06 PM
There is a community for knitters & crocheters!  It's called Ravelry, and you can find it here: http://www.ravelry.com/ (http://www.ravelry.com/)

There are thousands of patterns (a good portion of them are free) there, as well as personal tips and tricks for people who have worked those patterns, and tons of pics of different versions of the patterns done by different members of ravelry.

If you get over there, do a people search for "sister wolf" and add me as your friend!
Title: Re: Ravelry
Post by: Hellchick on July 29, 2009, 07:33:56 PM
I'm Hellchick on Ravelry as well!
Title: Re: Ravelry
Post by: Sister Wolf on July 30, 2009, 12:21:27 AM
I'm Hellchick on Ravelry as well!

I'll make a point of adding you tomorrow!  :)
Title: Re: Ravelry
Post by: pchambers on April 05, 2010, 10:46:48 AM
I am Briarandthistle on ravelry :)
Title: Re: Ravelry
Post by: SurvivorStudent on April 05, 2010, 03:02:39 PM
Im on ravelry but I dont make too much use of the forums due to how they are moderated. Its a long and convoluted story but They gave me the impression that you were welcome to an opinion as long as it was thiers.
Title: Re: Ravelry
Post by: Sister Wolf on April 05, 2010, 05:40:59 PM
I don't use the forum at all.  I'm there to get patterns and to show off projects and to organize myself.  That's all I use it for.  :)
Title: Re: Ravelry
Post by: Sarey on April 06, 2010, 07:09:29 AM
I just joined - Now I need to actually learn how to knit. The only thing I've done is crochet  crooked dishrags an a really horrid hat, urm basket ah... thingy dingy...
Title: Re: Ravelry
Post by: Sister Wolf on April 06, 2010, 09:33:07 AM
Look on you-tube for "how to cast on with continental knitting".  Then here on this board (needles and strings) you'll find a thread with a bunch of knitting lingo explained.  Then you just find yourself a free pattern on ravelry and voila!  You knit!

you'll find TONS of vids.  Believe me, I wish I were in Maine so I could teach ya myself.  It's so much fun.  :)
Title: Re: Ravelry
Post by: OKGranny on April 06, 2010, 09:40:17 AM
Continental is the only way I can cast on. If you're looking for free patterns to download Lion Brand Yarn has a ton of free patterns for knit and crochet. I'm going to check out ravelry now.
Title: Re: Ravelry
Post by: Sister Wolf on April 06, 2010, 09:44:34 AM
Ravelry has thousands of free patterns.  They list all of Lion's patterns, and a ton of others.  Just limit your searches to "free" and you'll find tons and tons of stuff.  :)
Title: Re: Ravelry
Post by: Sarey on April 06, 2010, 01:43:59 PM
Oh Sister Wolf - Thank you! I'm stalking you-tube as I type. Also; I found the group sections on Ravelry and there is a local shop within 20 minutes of my house. Now to rummage around in my craft room for those needles I have laying about.
Title: Re: Ravelry
Post by: OKGranny on April 06, 2010, 05:06:38 PM
I'm MarcusMom on Ravelry, the patterns look like I could spend a few weeks just looking through them and deciding what I want to do.
Title: Re: Ravelry
Post by: SurvivorStudent on April 06, 2010, 07:08:59 PM
Good luck to all beginners. Alot of knitting, crochet,etc. is just a matter of alot of practice to develop the kinetic memory. I'm the lesser seen left handed crafter but I offer my assistance to anyone with any questions. I am in the Dallas,TX area and have a line on a number of knitting groups meeting throughout the week if anyone wants to meet them.
Title: Re: Ravelry
Post by: pchambers on April 06, 2010, 08:32:03 PM
I'd like to second the youtube videos as helpful and would like to add http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/learn-to-knit (http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/learn-to-knit) for another video source. 

SurvivorStudent: I'm also a left-handed crafter.  Learning to knit was much easier to me than learning to crochet, simply due to knitting's ambidextrous nature.
Title: Re: Ravelry
Post by: elcoyote on May 18, 2010, 08:22:02 AM
I am on Ravelry, but I am thinking of finding a new set of forums to hang out in. One more suited to my tastes... (like.. um... this one!)

-ki-
Title: Re: Ravelry
Post by: Rosesandtea on July 02, 2010, 05:39:36 AM
I'm on as Rosesandtea.

In the forums there are a couple of preparedness groups if anyone's interested. 
Title: Re: Ravelry
Post by: dodgetruckmom on August 11, 2010, 04:23:03 PM
On Ravelry as JanetKaye . . . going to check out the prep forums there.
Title: Re: Ravelry
Post by: Mullers Lane Farm on September 02, 2010, 09:55:04 PM
mullerslanefarm on Ravelry.  look me up!
Title: Re: Ravelry
Post by: Entity on January 16, 2012, 11:18:30 PM
ok, having just joined, I am still learning to find my way around, but the person search doesn't seem to find you, Sister Wolf?
maybe it's just me.
Title: Re: Ravelry
Post by: RitaRose1945 on November 23, 2012, 10:52:37 AM
I'm also on Rav as RitaRose45.

I'm the same as you guys - I tend to check in on 2 or 3 groups every once in a while and make a few comments, but I'm mostly about the patterns.

Actually, I found Needles and Strings by searching the forums for "Ravelry".  Figured this might be a good place to check out.
Title: Re: Ravelry
Post by: House of Honyacks on February 15, 2013, 01:24:55 AM
I am KnottyKnitterJen on Ravelry!  I think I just added all of you!
Title: Re: Ravelry
Post by: Sister Wolf on March 09, 2013, 08:59:02 AM
Awesome! Welcome to the forum, and to my friends list! :)
Title: Re: Ravelry
Post by: AvenueQ on September 14, 2013, 06:45:00 PM
I love Ravelry's index of patterns. It's pretty much my go-to source when I need something new. There are lots of independent designers and I would never be able to get their patterns otherwise. I also love it to keep track of my projects. I don't use it as much as I used to though since I recently learned to spin and weave and that takes up more of my time than knitting.

I'm zixbaw on there, btw.
Title: Re: Ravelry
Post by: ksmama10 on September 14, 2013, 09:59:25 PM
I'm ksmama10 on ravelry too! Love that place; I've found so many great crochet patterns and gleaned lots of good ideas for future projects. My queue is always full, but you should see my favorites!
Title: Re: Ravelry
Post by: busymomx3 on October 30, 2013, 03:31:33 PM
I love that site.  I've never been on the forums but love all the free patterns and have used many of them.
Title: Re: Ravelry
Post by: Mullers Lane Farm on January 10, 2014, 05:33:22 AM
I'm zixbaw on there, btw.

Added you, AQ
Title: Re: Ravelry
Post by: mountainmoma on January 10, 2014, 11:29:00 AM
I added two of you guys s friends so far, but realized my ravelry name may be too much information to have listed on this open forum ? SHould I change my ravelry name to a nickname and not my actual full name....?
Title: Re: Ravelry
Post by: RitaRose1945 on January 10, 2014, 01:45:37 PM
SHould I change my ravelry name to a nickname and not my actual full name....?

I would.  I'm not comfortable having my real name (or my specific employer, for that matter) out there in forums.  I tend to use the same 2 basic formats for any forum ID I may have, so if people want to find me from forum to forum they can.  But if they want to find me in real life, it's a little harder.  To be honest, it's still not hard, just harder.
Title: Re: Ravelry
Post by: annmedford on June 20, 2014, 10:32:50 AM
I'm resnaturae on ravelry,  I love ravelry!!