Have you ever tried to find a pattern online?
Have you wondered whether other people have successfully knit that pattern? Was it a “good” pattern? Which yarn did they use? Were they happy with it? How do you find out more about yarn you pick up in a stash giveaway? Which needles are best for your project? All these questions and more can be found by using Ravelry.
In our June program, Sharlene Goings, local podcaster and knitter, will be speaking about the Ravelry website. Ravelry, introduced in June 2007, has changed the way knitting patterns are published and delivered, and changed the way knitters meet and share information. Using Ravelry effectively can put a knitter in touch with resources that were previously only available in classes and books. We will discuss creating project pages; adding photos to your pages; patterns, pattern searches, and pattern purchases; managing your favorites and queue; and how to effectively use the message boards. Sharlene, co-host of The Yarniacs Podcast, has been knitting for 15 years, and teaching knitting for over a decade. Her previous work at Apple Inc., has kept her in touch with the high-tech world and the way technology and social media have enhanced and changed information delivery in the needle arts industry.
We are very pleased to have Sharlene as our speaker for this long-awaited program.
Dates and Locations:
The NIGHT MEETING will be on Tuesday evening, June 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 2500 Soquel Ave. (Dinner beforehand for those who wish at Jeffery’s on Soquel.)
The DAY MEETING will be on Thursday, June 21, from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Vintage Faith Church (aka The Abbey), the large brick church at the corner of Mission and Highland. From Highway 1 North, Highland is the first right after the light at the top of the hill where Highway 1 merges into Mission Street. Parking lot is the first right turn off Highland. From Highway 1 (Mission Street) South, turn left at the light on Walnut to Escalona. Turn right on Escalona to its end at Highland. Parking lot is across Highland. Enter through the Office; our meeting is straight ahead in The Fireside Room. (Lunch afterwards for those who wish at Zachary’s downtown on Pacific Avenue.)