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Color Watch 2013: Oct 11

Ravelry to the Rescue!

Tom and I headed Up North to our cottage for a quick fall weekend break.  You know . . . get away, see the leaves, run a race, do some fishing.  And while our weekend didn't quite turn out as planned (Ahem.  Understatment.  Car problems - mine.  Doggy diarrhea - Jo-Jo.  Grumpy man - Tom.), it was still good to have a little break (if not stressful on the way home).

I took my knitting.


And on Saturday, after the race, I settled in for a long, open afternoon of nothing but knitting.


I forgot to bring my instructions and - more importantly - my chart.  So all I had was my bag full of yarn and my project.

Really.  I was heartbroken.  I had near-endless of hours of knitting time . . . in the middle of a lace section . . . with no chart.


And then . . . I thought of something!

I had my phone.

I had 4G service.  (Very slow and spotty 4G service, but 4G service nonetheless.)

And the pattern (with chart!) was stored in my Ravelry library!


After a half hour (like I said:  slow; spotty), I had logged on, downloaded, and saved the pattern to iBooks.

Back in business!


Thanks, Ravelry!


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I love using my Ravlelry library just like that when I'm traveling! Saved packing patterns on a recent visit to Colorado.


You are clever! I've used Ravelry when shopping for yarn for a particular pattern and didn't think to bring the amounts with me. Ravelry's a lifesaver!!


Hooray! I love my iPad for storing patterns.


Patterns in Ravelry's library...priceless.
So, what's on the needles?


I've been saved a couple of times too! And..what Margene said! Love the colors I see!


Ravelry helped me this weekend with some yarn shopping too and I didn't remember my password so, asked the shop/alpaca owner to log in as herself and found what I wanted on my projects page. It is good I didn't need the actual pattern but only the amount needed for some shawl....

Oh and yes, as Margene asked: what's on the needles?


I love it that more and more yarn shops have a computer open for customers to log into Ravelry to check yardages, gauge, etc. Have used that more than once.

Germinate OTN?


I have done that a number of times. The other thing I like to do is to take a picture of my pattern (esp if there are notes I have made) and save it to my phone. That way I can get at it even without service.
where did you get/make that knitting bag? It's fab!


It's hard to remember Life Before Ravelry...it's made everything aobut knitting so much better!



Lori on Little Traverse Bay

Hurray! Saved!

(I have a couple go-to patterns saved in Evernote for just such an occasion. One is Carole's Picot Edge Socks, of course!)

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