Recently, I've been working on completing my profile on Ravelry. Uploading all of my crochet pix, pattern sources as well as hook size, and yarn used, is quite a daunting task. I love being able to see all of my projects side-by-side. You can even add works-in-progress WIP which gives me the little push I need to complete it ( I just can't stand having an unfinished project cluttering up my page.) I have being using Ravelry for the longest time to search for patterns and gain inspiration, but until now I wasn't using the site to it's full potential.
When each member uploads the patterns they have tried with pictures of the finished project the database grows. You can find a pattern for virtually anything you have ever wanted to knit or crochet. Let's just say you find a pattern for a hat, you can view this project completed by several different people. Maybe they made it with a different yarn in varying color-ways. Maybe the pattern looked hideous on the original website and you would have never have tried it.
Here is an original pattern of a baby sweater I came across...
Not so attractive, eh? Now check out the pattern done in a different yarn and color-way.
Wow what a difference! Would you have even attempted that pattern if all you had to go by was the picture of the first sweater? Not me.... I love Ravelry. Go make yourself an account today.
After working on an intense pattern the Temair Throw, I decided to make a quick and easy project. I am revising an afghan pattern I found on Lion Brand Yarns and making it into a rug for my kitchen out of cotton yarn. Here is a picture of the afghan. I am only making the larger circles for my rug.
And here are the beginnings of my interpretation of the above pattern.
It's a WIP but I love the graphic nature of the large circles in the contrasting colors of espresso and white. Keep yarnin'