Blogs, podcasts, Ravelry, and more!
Welcome to the
Knitters Guild NSW - Inner City Group
How this presentation will work:
Leaflets are available with all the links, hints,
Information will also be emailed to the group and
posted on our website.
Please leave laptops aside for now; we’ll talk first
and then play!
Topics for today:
Introduction - my history with the “knitternet”
Definitions - what do all these weird words
Examples of useful sites on the “knitternet”
Search tips - how to find what you’re looking for
Security - staying safe when buying online
Ravelry - a guided tour
My Knitternet History
Working in IT and
blogging for 10 years
Moved to Australia in
Learned to knit in 2002
messageboards and went
to my first SnB
Worked at Tapestry Craft for 3 years
Involved in blogging, social networking, Ravelry,
“web-log” - articles, links, and essays in
So what’s a blog,
Everything from big
corporations to small
LYSes to independent
If you want it, you can
probably find it.
Be careful with the
Free patterns are
everywhere if you look!
More and more online
Look up tutorials and
videos for new
Get tips and tricks
delivered to your inbox
Translate new pattern
symbols and acronyms
How to find what you’re looking for...
Use meaningful keywords that you think might
appear on the page
Add a location or limit it to a country if necessary
Use “double-quotes” to highlight an exact phrase
Use a minus sign -before any words you want to
Use OR for words that are optional.
Remember - computers aren't as smart as people!
If it’s a shop... do they have contact details listed?
If it’s a person... do they have good feedback?
What are the policies for shipping and returns?
SSL - “Secure Sockets Layer”
Look for https and a padlock on your browser
Be wary of computers you don’t own or trust
Remember to log out!
Use credit card instead of debit if you can
Sign up for a generic email address
Where to start?
It can be overwhelming when you first get in.
Ravelry - A Guided Tour
Set up a
This is where you’ll
store all your photos.
Set up your Ravelry profile
Upload an avatar.
Tell everyone who you are!