14 September 2011
One of the things that amazes me about blogging and sites like Flickr, Ravelry & Sewing Circle is the archive of information that you can record for future reference.
When I wonder what the washing requirements are for the sweater a friend made for C, I'm glad that many of my crafty friends are also on Ravelry.
When I wonder what age one of C's sweaters might fit A, I can refer back to Flickr.
When I can't remember which pattern I used for that shirt I made the other year, I can find out with a few clicks.
It's fantastic. So quick. Never far away. So helpful.
In the old days I used to write things down on paper, but papers can get mislaid and lost, perhaps to be unearthed years later in a tidy-up... Like the Spiced Rhubarb Jam recipe (above) that I've been wondering about for a few years now, recalling fondly it's delicious fragrant spiciness whenever I spy a beautiful red bunch of rhubarb at the market (Thankfully unearthed last weekend during our household reshuffle).
I currently have a backlog of projects to record. Knitting and sewing and kids craft that has been undertaken and enjoyed but haven't been documented.
Photo and blogging time is required...