It's true. Due to the recent increase in time spent on Ravelry, my blog has suffered. I can't believe it took as long as it did, but in the last month or so, I've become quite addicted to Ravelry. I saw a commercial on TV today for some sort of smart phone and the selling point was something like this "Are you so obsessed with Facebook that you check it every time you're at your computer? Do you wish you could check Facebook when you're nowhere near your computer?" I thought to myself "No, Facebook is very annoying, but I'd really like to be able to check in on Ravelry when I'm nowhere near my computer!" I really need one of those smart phones. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to wait until June to get the good Sprint discount.
One of my co-workers recently asked me if I was on Ravelry. I told her that I was and she said that she was on it too, but she couldn't figure out what it was for. I tried to explain it, but there's just no way to really get it until you spend some time with it. A few days later, this same co-worker asked me if I knew which Elizabeth Zimmerman book has the pattern for the Baby Surprise Jacket in it. I told her that I wasn't sure, but that if she did a pattern search for Baby Surprise Jacket on Ravelry, I was sure she'd find the answer and a whole lot more. I didn't even try to explain the forums. Someone at my S 'n B explained the forums to me a couple of months ago and it turned into an addiction. I don't think I need to lead yet another person into temptation. I promise I'll get back to my regular schedule of blogging soon, I just need to go check the Big Issues Debate forum first.
Just so this isn't a picture-less post, here is my latest purchase from Woolgirl. Bob gave me a gift certificate for the holidays so I got myself some Dream In Color (I know the lighting is terrible)...
Dream in Color Smooshy in Punky Fuschia and Dusky Aurora and Classy in Pansy Go Lightly. If I ever manage to tear myself away from my computer, I think that the Classy will become a Baby Surprise Jacket.