Day 3 – Your Knitting Or Crochet Hero
Blog about someone in the fibre crafts who truly inspires you. There are not too many guidelines for this, it’s really about introducing your readers to someone who they might not know who is an inspiration to you. It might be a family member or friend, a specific designer or writer, indie dyer or another blogger. If you are writing about a knitting designer and you have knitted some of their designs, don’t forget to show them off. Remember to get permission from the owner if you wish to use another person’s pictures.
So today’s topic really got me thinking. In fact I really wasn’t sure who I would write about and even contemplated using today as my Wild Card day. I’ve thought about all the people who have influenced my development of knitting skills. There are alot of people who have greatly influenced my knitting, but what I tried to think of was if I would be greatly lacking if one of them wasn’t there to guide me. Truthfully though, as grateful as I am to everyone of them, I love the craft enough I would have found the help and inspiration elsewhere.
So I thought about what from my knitting life could be taken away and would have really effected my projects, my stash, and mostly my skill. And of course my brain instantly thought Ravelry! Ravelry has always been around since I was reintroduced to the craft of knitting, so I seem to have taken it for granted. I am on Ravelry every single day, looking at patterns, adding to my queue, keeping track of my stash, keeping track of my projects, connection with other knitters on the forums, discovering new yarns, podcasts and friends. I am the biggest advocate of Ravelry in fact and tell every knitter I know to get on Ravelry. It’s the best resource for knitters!
So where would I be without Ravelry? Well, I’m sure I would still be knitting but I’m not quite sure I would have anywhere near the same skill I have now. I know, I know, alot of women learned to knit and built their knitting skill without use of Ravelry, the internet and even books. But I’m just not built that way. I grew up using computers and my skills have developed as they did, so having things online just feeds my creativity.
Ravelry is a savior to my craft, which means my heros are the creators of Ravelry. Two people who I had never even thought about till this post (and I’m willing to bet many of my readers haven’t either). Their names are Jessica and Casey and I owe alot to them. So I’m taking this as an opportunity to say “Thank you both Jessica & Casey for creating the best knitting resource out there! I wouldn’t be the knitter I am today if it wasn’t for you both!”