|Pattern from Treasury of Holiday Crochet.|
Okay, I promise I won't write about Internet things every Friday but I really wanted to write about love, crafting, and the glories of the Internet today. So I did. And I threw in a billion links to interesting things because I like you. Happy Valentine's Day! I love the Internet. I love yarncrafting. And I love enjoying yarncrafting things on the Internet. I apologize if this post seems disjointed, but I have a few links and updates I'd like to give you. So let's talk about the wonderful things I like about the Internet on this happy day of love!
-Sharon Silverman wrote a post about her new book's blog tour on her own blog. I loved emailing with Sharon when Tunisian Crochet Baby Blankets first came out, and if you read her post you'll get to see a ton of reviews of the book from other bloggers. There are a lot of blogs that I didn't know about before that I want to follow now because I read her post. Awesome!
-Friend of the blog Debbie Trainer said some nice things about last Friday's post in a recent blog post of hers. I've had fun swapping blog posts with Debbie this past year, and I really love dishcloth dresses. Like a lot of awesome designers, Debbie has a Ravelry group where people can upload pictures of their dishcloth dress projects and I love seeing what color choices knitters have made to those fun designs.
-Let me say this for the millionth time: you should join Ravelry! If you're not on there, you should be because it's an absolute godsend to yarncrafters. I love seeing what other people are doing with patterns, and if I have the chance to see what a project looks like when it's not featured in a perfect pattern book illustration I'm going to check it out every time. I love finding out what kind of modifications other people are trying out, and what yarns they're using, and um....I'm just very nosy. I like seeing what people do with the Rainbow Set afghan. I like that a lot. And I loved checking out all the amazing ways people were making the Crocheted Surprise Jacket.
-Did you know that all 99 granny square patterns from 99 Granny Square Patterns to Crochet have project pages? And there's a group for a crochetalong for all of the squares? Let's take a moment for me to hyperventilate with joy.
-The Leisure Arts Facebook page always makes me happy. People upload pictures of their projects, the nice media interns interact with crafters, and it's a good way to get Leisure Arts news. If you have a Facebook account, you should like them. And 'Like' them. Get it? Sorry.
-Lastly, there is a Ravelry group for fans of Leisure Arts! So fun! It's brand new, and I can't wait to see what happens next!
Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you love some of these links to projects, blogs, and groups as much as I do. And if you don't, there's always tomorrow's super-cheap chocolate on sale to make you pretty happy instead. Happy crafting this weekend!