It's no secret that I love Ravelry. Like really LOVE it. It honestly kind of blows my mind that this resource exists for the fibre community & it's totally free!
99% of my pattern purchases are from Ravelry. I don't have anything against Etsy or standalone websites - but Ravelry makes it so easy for me to browse, purchase, and organize patterns. Their library feature is convenient, and having all of my patterns in one place that I can easily access from multiple devices means my patterns are 100% portable (gotta love that)!
I've recently started to upload project pages on Ravelry for all of my WIPs and FO. My page of projects is like a scrapbook of my fibre journey. Besides photos, I can include important information like what hooks and needles I use, which yarn I used, and any other notes I want to jot down. It makes it easy to pick up those abandoned WIPs!
Project pages on Ravelry are public, meaning other users can see them. You can link them to specific patterns, which makes them a nice tool for browsing what others have created with a certain pattern. As a designer, I can tell you nothing makes me happier than seeing project pages for my designs.
Creating projects is simple - in fact, I created my latest project page in under 3 minutes. I put together a little video to show you how to create your own projects within Ravelry. You can view it here, on my new IGTV channel.
Pattern shown in my project is the Summer Ivy Cardi by Corey Street, and can be found here.