January 10, 2011

The Yarn Obsession

Whether you knit or crochet (or both!), you need to know about Ravelry.  My sister-in-law introduced me to this wonderful place a few months ago and I'm thoroughly addicted.  After creating a *free* account, you can search for thousands of patterns using the 'pattern browser', a genius filter method that lets you find the sort of project you want quickly and easily.  You can even type in the yardage and yarn weight you already have to help find a project for all those extra bits of yarn that accumulate so quickly.

 1. Elefante by Susan B. Anderson
 2. Ruby Bear by Michele Wilcox
 3. Perfect Baby Booties by Ruth Bennett

Above are just a small sample of what I've found on Ravelry.  The baby booties are one of my favourites.  We have cold floors, and I wanted Rowan's feet to be a little warmer while jumping.  I added some dots of fabric paint (not shown) to the bottoms of the booties so they're a little less slippery.

Alright, for all you non-knitters out there, I promise I'll have a different post next time!  I finished a sewing project a few days ago, but I would like to wait until the Birthday Girl receives it before I post it.  I also foresee some spray paint and picture frames in my future :)


Avis said...

These are wonderful, Anne. Good colours. I also love booties and had many different coloured ones to wear on the boys, just as you have on Rowan, to keep feet warm on cold floors. I believe you have a ribbon in the booties. I like to put a knitted ribbon in booties and bonnets. YOu simply cast on for the length you want and then cast off and it makes a good strong tie of the same colour, if that is what you want, or of course can do a matching colour and is easy to tie also if you make it fairly fine on smallish needles. You may already know this but just in case. . .

Kristy said...

Anne, this is my first time to your blog and definitely not my last :)

I look foward to see what's to come, keep up the good work!

Deanna said...

ooOOOOoo...who could the "birthday girl" be?? Anne! This is amazing! You completely are unbelievably awesome - blogging...wow. Brilliant! Miss you girl! Your talents deserve such a grand and beautiful place to be shared ;)