Have I ever told you I love Ravelry? Not only because it is the place to be when you’re looking for knit or crochet patterns, but also because of the community that has been build there over the years. Community is important, in so many ways. It’s a place where like minded people can help and support each other, where you can find inspiration and where you can find interaction with fellow crocheters/knitters. As a blogger, I really don’t want to feel like I’m just shouting my words in a big, empty space and throwing my pictures along with it. I’d like my words to be read, but more importantly, to have them elicit a response. That’s why conversation and engagement is so valuable to me, and other bloggers.
As a designer it always brings me great pleasure to see what people make with my designs. I know that designs can be made to the letter and that’s perfectly fine, but they also can be interpreted as more of a guideline. If so, I always feel like I have given the maker a small spark of inspiration which they take and shape into something else. And I also can’t help but feel a little bit proud!
So I thought that it would be fun to share some of the community makings with you. To let my fellow crocheters give you a small spark of inspiration to shape into something new!
Romi-Damelata made her version of the Dutch sky potholders… I really love the purple/pink colour play in the soft grey!
And the same pattern made with variegated and solid-coloured yarn together yields a completely different result! I especially love the edging that Susanmary55 has added to her potholders.
After seeing these beautiful colours I’m considering making a more muted version of my Rainbow sampler blanket… It looks very sophisticated, the way Pyx has used these colours!
The Rainbow Granny square blanket will always be special to me as it was the first blanket I made. And Flea101 has done a wonderful job adapting the pattern to her own wishes…. The result is marvellous! A colour explosion, just as the original was intended. I’d say a spark well transformed ;)
Steffles has also done a wonderful job making the Catherine wristies. The subtle glimmer in this yarn suits the pattern so well!
I’m thinking of making ‘what the community is making’ a recurring series, once every month or so. Would you like that? Let me know!