Bag Love

I’ve taken the plunge; I’ve made my first Etsy purchase. I’m just beginning to realize what a dangerous place Etsy is…

The object of my desire is this scrumptious sock bag. I’ve been schlepping my traveling socks around in plastic bags which works but isn’t very aesthetically pleasing. Then ennairda bought a really cute bag from a merchant in Etsy which soon had me wanting one for myself. Of course, the design I liked best in the entire shop was the one ennairda bought, so I broadened my search. That lead me to White Willow’s shop and this beauty…

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I can hardly wait for it to arrive. I can see how Etsy could be as addicting as eBay. It is a good thing my holiday is almost over; I need to go back to work so I can earn more money to support my habit. I think my next purchases will be from Ling Glass

Another Cool Ravelry Feature…

Okay, I’m already totally addicted to Ravelry, and now I find the books section. Here I am, all excited about my new Sensational Knitted Socks book. I think, “Gee, it would be cool if I could keep track of my knitting books in Ravelry. I wonder if I can.”

So, I go to Ravelry and sure enough, there is a books link in the sidebar. Now at this time, I can only add books to my bookshelf that are already in Ravelry. Fortunately, both of my knitting books are in there. I search for them, add them to my bookshelf. A little photo of the book appears on my bookshelf. I am happy.

Then I click on one of the books, expecting to have book info such as author. It does, but that’s not all. Clicking on the book pulls up a gallery of projects that Ravelry members have knitted from this book. How cool is that!!!

I love how useful this feature is.  I love what a great use it is of a database. What will they think of next?

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Ravelry

I just heard about a new site of interest to knitters. Ravelry is a knit and crochet community. It is a place to organize your projects, needles, stash and more. It is still in beta but you can sign up to be notified when it goes live.

Ravelry(Thank you to Heather at Overbrewed! for blogging about the site.)