Knitting Tools on the Web
Now, if you’re a knitter, you are probably aware of a website that goes by the name of Ravelry. Although you need to take the time to register your e-mail, use of the service is free, and is a really excellent tool if you do a lot of knitting and crochet.
It has a forum for interacting with other knitters, seeking advice, tips and hints and, most importantly, showing-off your makes. It gives you the opportunity to take pictures of your creations, and share them with the world. Ravelry boasts 4 million active users, so you really are sharing it with the world!
Sylv from West Sussex started up a group on Ravelry in 2011 where Woman’s Weekly readers can go for a chat and it really is a buzzing place to be. It’s also moderated by some of our regular contributors as well as dedicated volunteers.
You’ll also find brain teaser games to play with one another and we pop our heads around the door every now and then to keep you up to date with what’s going into the magazine as far as knitting and crochet are concerned!
What’s more, when you make any of the patterns you download from our store (including the free ones), you can show off your pictures on this site and look at other readers makes too. It’s great to see how our patterns look on different people, in different colours and sometimes customised too!
Scrapbooking Fan? Why not try Pinterest?
Well you could say that Pinterest is a bit like a scrapbook in the sense that we collect our favourite bits and bobs (in this case, pictures and articles) together all in one place, with all the information and links that you need to find lots of hints and tips, links to the patterns you know and love, and lots lots more.
Our Pinterest board is dedicated to our knitting and crochet specials, the Woman’s Weekly online shop, and the patterns from our weekly issue; basically, anything ‘knitterly’ from us.
We hope you enjoy interacting with us in these new, bright and colourful places, and look forward to seeing you around the web!
Have a good day. Happy knitting and crocheting!