After having some success (of which I’ll soon post) with knitting, I decided not to jinx my lucky streak and opted for another crocheted project.
I’ve had a Ravelry account for about three years now, but I never really used it. In fact, I think I logged on twice and then forgot my password and my email account has since closed. After opening another account, something strange happened. Instead of searching the patterns like I usually do, I threw caution to the wind and clicked on the GROUPS tag.
What is a Ravelry group, you might ask? Now, that my friends is a needle artist’s dream. It is a bunch of like-minded crochet and knitting (among other crafts) enthusiasts converging in one online spot. Some are experts. Some are beginners. Some are….drum roll please…pattern designers! Some groups meet up in person, and maybe one day when I gather up the courage I will jump into a local group. But for now, I shall enjoy the convenience of sitting in the comfort of my home and pajamas, and keep it to a cyber relationship.
After joining a few crochet-a-longs, including a Korean drama based group with over 200 members (who knew that many people watched You’re Beautiful with yarn and hook in hand?) I finally took a stab at posting some of my work. This one comes from the Petit Four CAL (Crochet A Long) which I absolutely love. The pattern designer is from the Netherlands I believe and she’s posting a free petit four crochet pattern every week. Here is her blog. Amazing! If you’re thinking about joining Ravelry and need an excuse to, her group alone should be reason enough. And if it’s not to your liking, I’m sure you’ll find something that’ll interest you…