I have made several I Want To Knit lists before and it seems like each time it gets longer and longer. So many beautiful patterns and inspiring yarns and colorways…and only so much time to knit. This year’s list will repeat some from previous years. I’ve destashed a lot of yarn over the last five years and in focusing on what I truly treasure, I also try to apply that to the patterns I want to knit. If I already have yarn in my possession for a pattern, I’ve mentioned the brand and colorway.
Working on Alternatives to Ravelry
My apologies for the inaccessibility of links here. This list is long and every link goes to Ravelry because a consistent alternative has yet to arise. Unfortunately, my feeble advice is to copy the pattern name or designer to search in Google. I originally tried to link to each designer’s website and non-NuRav pattern sales portal, but like me most have been relying solely on Ravelry and are likely still building alternatives. Very much that I put all my eggs in one basket and am now scrambling to remedy that error in judgment. I realised I’d rather post with all NuRav links than some of each and risk mislabelling and causing harm. When a consistent alternative is available, I will update this post.
In setting up my own alternative (LoveCrafts in progress, Shopify coming), I struggle with lack of childcare, limited budget, and little to no spare time. Accessibility IS a priority. I am applying my spare time and energy into importing my patterns to LoveCrafts. Once this is done, I will create a Shopify portal. I’m putting Shopify off a little longer because the monthly expense is more than my monthly average income from pattern sales. I’m really hoping to see that increase when I release the individual patterns from my latest book, Ultraviolet Knits (blog post link), to make Shopify not a financial strain. Because I don’t want to create it then not be able to afford to sustain it.