Show and tell

There is nothing more gratifying than finishing a project and receiving well earned praise from other crafters who understand just how much time and loving attention it took to create.  We really enjoy when our friends bring their projects in to the shop.  We can share our support, advice, and occasional encouragement as the project is on the needles; and we can offer our praise and congratulations when it is complete.For those of you who don't live within dropping by distance of the shop, there is a larger virtual community that you can be a part of that can offer similar support.  We hope that if you haven't already, you'll take a minute to join the My Sister Knits Group on Ravelry. groupThis is a space where we can share ideas, suggestions, news, and progress on our WIPs.  You'll see that there are now just over 600 members which means that there is a wonderfully robust community to be a part of.  And best of all, it is open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.One of my favorite aspects of the group is the recently shared projects and stash photos on the right side of the screen.  Clicking on any of these photos can provide you with the details of these projects and skeins, giving you some insight into what our friends are working on or knitting with. projectOnce you have joined the group, when you create a project you can share it with us by clicking on our name in the box on the right.  All of the groups you are a member of will be listed there, and by selecting any one of them your project will appear on that group page giving its members a chance to admire your work.We have made many new friends through Ravelry.  This forum has given us a chance to connect with crafters all around the world.  In many cases we've been able to get answers to questions, suggestions for patterns, and even find helpful explanations of tricky instructions.   Occasionally, that happens in the middle of the night when we are in our pj's.Best of all, we've received compliments.  It feels great when someone reaches out and lets you know that they admire your work.  We want you to feel rewarded too.  So we hope that you'll join us online.Give us a call at the shop if you could use our help getting started.  We'd love to help!