Fairly regularly, I like to pull out all my knitting magazines, books and stored soft-copy files and have a good flick through for inspiration...
I have a lot of knitting resources, to say the least. I have been fairly diligent in loading them into my Ravelry library over the years, although there are definitely some recent purchases that haven't quite made it yet.
Today I was thinking about my night. I have the luxury of having the house to myself and not one single place I need to be, or one single thing that has to be done. So naturally my thoughts turned to knitting.
Because I was at work and didn't have access to my hard-copy resources, I jumped on Ravelry and started scouring my queue and favourites.
It was at this point I had a mini revelation.
I went into "Patterns" and from the advanced search, I only selected "In my Library".
39 pages of patterns came up! How exciting is that?? I can see at a glance all the patterns I have access to, what resource they are in, who else has knitted them (and how they turned out!) and get across-the-board inspiration, all at one click of a mouse!
Patterns I'd forgotten about, some I'd dismissed but now think they deserve a second look after seeing what other people have done with them, and some I just plain missed!
I love Ravelry!