Okay, so I admit that sometimes I am a slow learner (about certain things, anyway).
I have had a Pinterest board for quite a long while, years in fact, but never really ‘got’ how to use it for my advantage. The way I’d seen it used before it seemed more like a public WishList where people stuck pictures of stuff they wanted to get or places they wanted to go and stuff like that.
I’ve recently taken another look at it, trying to figure out if there is a way to leverage Pinterest to help Knitivity.
Holy Jamoly!!!!! Do you have any idea how many videos are on YouTube?? Just typing in “Pinterest for business” into the search bar, there’s over 500,000 hits! I guess I have a lot to learn. One thing I learned long ago, of course, is to filter search results to ensure I have results from the last year or less — like all online communities, Pinterest changes things from time to time, so I want to be sure to learn the LATEST techniques for the LATEST processes.
So, while I’m doing this, I wanted to show you what a knitter’s mousepad looks like.
Yup! It’s a composition book. Nearly the same size as most mousepads, but this one is actually functional for a knitter because the pages inside are quadrille, or graph paper, not just horizontal lines! This means I can quickly sketch out or chart out ideas that come to me while perusing the Web. Very handy.
Here’s one of the pages I used for plotting out one of my Dickey patterns:
and here’s an earlier chart for a crocheted shawl I made a few years ago:
I’ll have to go through my things and see if I still have this shawl. I really did like it, but it ended up rather small for an adult. If I find it this weekend, I’ll reblock it and show you.