Ravelry is an online site for knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers, dyers. It is an online community with discussion forums and a database to keep track of yarn, patterns, and projects. I love Ravelry and am there every day. It's the best place to see other's completed knitting projects. With over 4 millions registered users, there is a tendency to think that every knitter is on Ravelry. Not so! The majority of my local customers are not on Ravelry and are not sharing their beautiful projects. But, I can!
My first project to share is socks. Actually many socks! Socks of varying sizes all knit with our Double Down yarn and based on my Classic Work Socks pattern. That's a lot of socks for my talented cousin to knit for her family!
My second project to share is a pair of gorgeous mittens. These are also knit with our Double Down yarn and my Curling Rocks Mittens pattern.
I am especially impressed with these because this knitter doesn't really knit. Much. She knows how to knit, but hasn't knit anything in years. But, she just had to have these for her daughter. They both curl and these were a very special gift. Amazing. I can't imagine undertaking these as a new project for a return to knitting, but it just proves that once you know the basic stitches of knitting, anything is possible.
The curling bonspiel season has begun with a list of local bonspiels ahead to attend. We won the third event at our first outing last weekend. Not too bad for a new team! The best part was how much fun we had. Our club is lined with signs that local businesses buy to advertise. The Dental Queen is my cousin (on the far left) so we just had to have our picture taken with her sign. More curling and fun planned for next weekend, too!