These nasturtiums were planted for Angie.
Like "Chinese Whispers" or "Telephone", ideas travel through Ravelry and change and grow. I am loving it! Have you seen the Friends' Activity button on Ravelry? I can see what each of my friends have been faving and queueing. Then I found out I can see what each of their friends are doing. How many great patterns have I found because someone else "told me".
Take Lala's Simple Shawl. I had already faved this, but I love Lala on the Knit Girllls videocast and had to take another look. I decided it was perfect for a prayer shawl of mixed green yarns.
I got a new friend when KrazyQuilts faved it. Next thing I know, she's casting on one of her own and I can't wait to see it.
I spent so many years buying yarn at Woolworths and knitting from my grandmother's old Patons patterns that I still can't believe the wonderful world of colour, ideas and characters that I have been invited into.
Our dinner party went well last night. One of the ladies already knits a bit and we've shared children's patterns in the old days. The other asked if I could do fancy stitches. Welcome Ishbel to the party. When can I teach you and what will be your Ravetar?