Friday, September 28, 2007

Minimalist Progress

After becoming completely besotted with Ravelry a few weeks back, knitting productivity slowed to a crawl around here. Hopes of finishing my Minimalist Cardigan in record time were dashed as I happily uploaded projects, found friends and joined groups.

But even I can only scroll through fellow knitters' projects for so long before my fingers begin to twitch and I find myself reaching for my own knitting basket.

I finished up the back and started the right front; it is almost to the armhole shaping. It's a pleasure to have that little stretch of stockinette to break up the miles of moss stitch.

Saturday, September 15, 2007


So I got my Ravelry invitation. After months and weeks of waiting, it arrived mere moments before I was to head off with my son's 5th grade class for their big overnight trip to Echo Ranch. Aaacckk! I signed in, just for the thrill, and then grabbed my gear and headed out the door.

I was a little bit late to join the party, even though I started hearing the Ravelry buzz way back last spring. I must admit that at first I just didn't get it. I have a blog, why do I need Ravelry? Also, more true confessions, I fretted that maybe I wasn't cool enough. Luckily with a little peer pressure, I got on the list right before this post set off a stampede. For those of you still waiting, I know it's hard, but it's totally worth it!!

I think Ravelry is brilliant. I wish I'd thought of it. And I am definitely cool enough. The only draw back is, it is seriously putting a dent in my actual knitting time, not to mention laundry, cleaning and family time.

Between camping and Ravelling, I don't have a lot of knitting to show for myself, but I can't bear a photo-less post, so I'll leave you with these:

Evening at Echo Ranch

If you want to find me over at Ravelry, I'm kathyinjuneau.