Monday, June 07, 2010

You Get Sucked In

Or you drift off.

It started a few years ago with a blog. I wanted to write about my knitting, my design efforts and other stuff. Slowly but surely, I developed readership—for I while I was obsessive about readership—so I joined Site Meter—so I could see HOW many readers I had, and who referred them to my blog. (Since then, I have learned I am (or I was!) in the top 100 knitting blogs--if anything my readership has gone up since then. )

If you are interested in knitting or crochet, it's almost impossible not to be on Ravelry. It's THE resource for knitters and crocheters. And so, I joined Ravelry—and love it. And I love that I can (and have!)been able to sell patterns on Ravelry. Needless to say, there is a link to my blog on my Ravelry profile page. And a link on this blog back to my Ravelry store--where you can buy (or download free) patterns.

Then, all my Word Nerd friends ended up on Facebook, and well, I had to get onto Facebook.
But too many people play Farmville, or Mafia Wars, and too many strangers want to be my friend—so not only am I on FaceBook—Golden Apples has a fan Page—any one can be my fan. And Fans will be treated to videos first, and free pattern, and other stuff as it comes along.

Today—I uploaded a Knitting Video to the Golden Apples fan page-- a 9 minute tutorial on how I start socks for working 2 sock on 2 circs.

Some where along the way, I started to make videos --all of them about knitting--and I have a fan base on YouTube as well. The video will be posted there, too in a few days.

Meanwhile, SiteMeter tells me, that some of my blog readership is coming from Twitter—I am not on Twitter (make that I WASN'T ON) Twitter—but as of today.. I am tweeting, too. And seeing who is tweeting about me! My twitter account is still pretty new (no photo yet)--and no followers, and not yet following any one--but that will change, too, I am sure.

Next is a phone upgrade, so I can tweet from my cel phone, and let you know that I have completed some element of the on ROY G BIV sock (right now, the cuff is totally completed — all knit, and all the ends woven in.)

And that's when you know, I am totally Sucked In!
With a web enabled phone, I'll be able to tell you that I have started the new stitch pattern on the sock, (and made a mistake, and knit RY—not RO-and frogged my way back to R)

Or that I have started a small triangular shawl out of some cashmere blend sock yarn (I forget who when and where—but I look it up)

I only have a scant inch done-- (cast on 4, increase every other row) but I am working both ends at once (working from the center and outside of the ball) so I can work till I run out of yarn—with out having to work to hard to keep track of where the middle lies.
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Saturday, at the Mets game, some knitters admired the colors in the ROY socks—and wanted to know what yarn. When I explained—8 balls (7 colors and grey) they lost interest and expressed it was too much work to do a real stripe and weave in all those ends.

Me? I think its entirely worth it! I will have the stripes I want, and they will be perfect—even over the instep, as I work the gussets, the striping will be consistent!

By tomorrow, I will have RO and maybe even ROY and photo's of the same—but for now, just a bunch of links—and the new video on my Facebook fan page.

So go look at it already!

3 comments:

JelliDonut said...

It really is insidious, isn't it? I was actually thinking of closing my facebook account--not to fond of their privacy (or lack thereof) policies.

Will follow you on Twitter. Fun!

teabird said...

I'm your third follower! YAY!

themamajama said...

I feel like the last holdout - no blogging, twitter or spinning - and someone referred to my phone as "retro"