Last week I took a sock knitting class at my LYS, and the instructor introduced me to a new idea: Knitting BINGO! Anyone can make their own BINGO card – a 5×5 grid, 3×3, whatever works for you. You put a goal in each square of the grid, such as knit a hat, use stash yarn, or learn a new technique. Sylvia, the sock class instructor, made a beautiful “card” on fabric, and she’s embroidering each square as she completes it! Check it out here on Instagram.
I decided to go a more computer-y route – I used Excel to create my grid, then added cute graphics. My Bingo card with my goals for this year is on the right. You can also see the half-a-sock progress that I’ve made towards my goals! (Sadly, no, that’s not stash yarn. I bought it just for this knitting project).
Last week we walked through adding a new project to Ravelry. Continuing with the Ravelry help theme, today we will post photos from that project to a Ravelry thread. This is a common requirement for KALs (Knit-a-longs) and CALs (Crochet-a-longs), but it’s also fun to just share your photos with your online friends!
To start with, we will assume that you have logged in to Ravelry, and are in a thread (maybe it’s something like this. You can see that one of the requirements is to post homework to that Ravelry “thread.” A thread is a series of comments by various people all related to a certain topic – in this case the thread is named [IKD Challenge] – Step 1 Homework).
You may know by now that my “day job” is working for Frenchie of Aroha Knits. I help out with many things, but one of my main duties when running challenges is helping people with the social media side of things, and one of the things that new Ravelry users struggle with is how to add a photo to a thread in Ravelry. The easiest way is to add a project to Ravelry, THEN link to your project from the spot you want to share. So today I’m going to walk you through adding a new project to Ravelry. In the next blog post, we’ll go through the steps to actually share the photos from that project to a thread on Ravelry 🙂
First, Sign in to Ravelry!