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Have I Misled Ravelry?

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I feel like I have somehow misled Ravelry.  If you don’t know, Ravelry is sort of like the Facebook for knitters and crocheters.  You have your own page to catalog your projects and you can have “friends” and you can join discussion groups and you can search for/buy patterns. I love it and use it almost every day.

There is this great feature on the main “patterns” tab called “your pattern highlights,” which shows you patterns Ravelry thinks you will like based on the patterns, styles and designers you have already queued or “liked.”

It’s my go-to spot when I’m looking for patterns to queue or to pin to my Pinterest page (see my pins on the sidebar – click over there to follow me). I have often said, “Wow, Ravelry really gets me. ”  The patterns are most often ones I would like to knit and I put many of them in my queue.  I have loved this feature for many years.

However, for three days in a row, my pattern highlights have all been completely not for me.  At all.  I am not criticizing the designs – they are just horrible picks for me.  And when I really think about it, for longer than three days, there just aren’t as many that I like. I feel like Ravelry no longer knows me.  I think something has gone wrong in the coding department maybe?? Or I threw it off by queuing something totally “not me”??

I’m not sure how to fix it.  Should I contact customer service? Should I start “liking” or queuing more patterns so that maybe Ravelry will see that information and adjust?  Or should I cull my horrendously long 860-item-as-of-just-now queue (yes, I do plan to knit all of those, thank you very much*) in case there are some outliers giving Raverly the wrong idea?  Or maybe it’s just a little glitch that will be fixed tomorrow. I hope. Like I really need more ideas for that aforementioned horrendously long queue.  From which I am totally knitting everything**.

Do you know about this feature and is it working for YOU?

* If you choose to or already do follow me on Pinterest, please know that I am also planning to cook all the things on my “recipe” board, follow all the suggestions on my “stress free” board, get as organized as everything on my “organizing” board and make everything on my “crafts and diy” board.  Ever-y-thing.

** See *.

A List With One Exciting Thing and a Few Not-As-Exciting Things

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Nothing much terribly exciting has been happening around here, so today you get a list!

1) Ok, one terribly exciting thing is happening: I published my first pattern on Ravelry!  You might remember me talking about this pattern before, but if not, here is a picture of it:

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A cowl that I made to match my High Plains Poncho .  It is free for now since it is my first pattern and I’m trying to figure out how to do all this and set up PayPal.  You can find the Easy Cozy Cowl pattern on Ravelry here: Easy Cozy Cowl.   So exciting right?

**Edited to add:  the pattern is no longer free.  You can purchase it for $2.50 here:   (Look at that cool “buy now” button!)

Now, on to the not-as-exciting things:

2) I’m starting work on another design!  Stay tuned.

3) This week’s adventures with the doodlebugs involved watercolor painting, of which I forgot to take a picture, and stringing beads, of which I did not forget to take a picture:

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They didn’t want necklaces, preferring instead to just swing them around or drag them around behind them, around the house.

3) I’m still working on my Cocktails for Two socks.  They aren’t done yet though, so pictures are being withheld.  HOWEVER, I did a teeny tiny try-on thing and, wait for it……. I think they might be too small.  Don’t even get me started.  I’ll go on and on about it when they are finished and the final try-on is tried.

4) I started the Brooke’s Column of Leaves Knitted Scarf in preparation for a class on basic lace techniques.

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5) I’m reading All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr and it is very good.  Waiting in line is Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed.  My sister in law sent it to me as a thank you for knitting her a third mitten to replace the one she lost.  So nice!  Thank you again, Anita!

6)  That is all.