5.12.2010

Life Affirming Button

On Saturday, while walking around the Frolic, I mentioned to "Lisa RR" (of the comments) that it bothered me how Ravelry randomly moves new FO's on the projects page. I would like to see the progression of what I'm knitting, the periods of focusing on one type of knit or another or times when I might be binging on one colour for weeks or months on end and I can't do that when the projects aren't arranged chronologically.

Lisa said "Oh but there's a button for that! Its right near the top of the page near the "add a project" button. "I must remember to check that out" I thought.

Amid the yarn fumes of the Frolic Marketplace I then promptly forgot.

Lisa was kind enough to message me on Ravelry and remind me so I used the button and with a single click my knitting from the past two years appeared illustrating my little self imposed journey of trying to catch up with the knitting world around me.

My projects have value to me in isolation but as elements in a sequence they are so much more illustrative. Its tempting me now to add the projects I knit in '07 - pre blog, pre Ravelry. (2007 was when I really decided to ramp things up on my needles.)

Documentation can be a powerful thing. Blogging is great but it can't yield a concrete, one glance snapshot like my Ravelry notebook can. Especially now that I've discovered that button! Okay maybe "Life Affirming" is a bit strong but with one click I saw my "progress". That's "affirming" something!

Thank you Ravelry! Thank you Lisa!

Thank you for dropping by!

9 comments:

morewithles said...

i love learning new things like that about ravelry!

Lorraine said...

Ravelry has alot of amazing features that I usually learn about by accident.

It's nice to see your projects in that format.

Sandra said...

I really should spend some time on Ravelry - I have nothing listed, yet I know I knit things...

Laine de Bergère said...

see I didn't know this either...Thank you! off to check it out now...A. xx

Acorn to Oak said...

That is one of the many things I love about Ravelry! :-)

Lisa R-R said...

Happy to help!
It is indeed fun to rearrange one's projects, queue and stash ...
I think you can even arrange your stash by colour.
Lisa R-R (aka lisarr on ravelry)

Lisa R-R said...

Oops I meant to add one more point.
I am thinking to add some of my 1980s acrylic wonders to my projects ... completely not to my taste now, but completely engrossing at the time.
In due time that will get done.

Sel and Poivre said...

Oh Lisa you are opening up a whole new can of worms in my brain with that last suggestion!

Brenda said...

Thanks for that tip. I didn't know about hat button either.