Other neologisms or niche lingo might pop up herein. Answers and amusement might be found in Ravelry wiki’s Glossary.
Soon after mum was diagnosed and I started spending my off-work days with her, I picked up knitting.
a few rectangle—>beanies,
and I wanted to try some more appealing and more challenging projects.
A circle scarf with more complex stitch-sets,
reducing for a shaped beanie crown,
its spring so a lacy sunhat….
Very soon I wanted to blog what I was learning, but it is just not easy enough. Perhaps if I find a mobile app that could substitute for OpenLiveWriter (Don’t tell me about any apps that use Bloggers’ own html-disrespecting post-editor).
Much of what I learned was either from, or linked in some way to, Ravelry. So why not give it a go?
Oh my, what a bounty!
At the time I had not a thought for its potential contribution to my professional development as a librarian. But of course now that I start a post about “my knitting” in this blog, and think about the blogs usual themes, the connections pour out.
- It is a niche social network (tag:web 2.0 tools) and I expect to spend some time evaluating its features and usability.
- Some of our library’s Yak&Yarners are already Ravelry members, if not avid users, and I’m wondering whether there might be Ravelers in the area who might enjoy meetups at the library.
- Learning journeys through thrills and spills
- Transferability of problem recognition, analysis and recovery, (aargh that can’t be right, why?, what if?, tinking)
- I’m even using Googlesheets to chart & calculate patterns
Tell me about your hobby-learning?