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Transcript for 12/2 #knitchat

Here it is in all it’s glory

12/2 Transcript #knitchat -Knitting and Technology

More people during this chat. Welcome and thank you to everyone who participated and indeed to everyone who just lurked and watched. We did a lot of chatting about electronic tools and how to use Ravelry. Ravelry how to tips in itself might be a whole other conversation for the future. Also, I’m open for other ideas for discussion topics. You can post your ideas here in the comments.

Next week’s chat topic = Stash Busting!

More to come… and the questions will be posted soon.  Also, as time permits I’ll also be posting more tips on how to use Twitter for chatting here in the blog.

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Next #knitchat topic – Technoknit 12/2/2010

 

Now I know some people, including myself do handicrafts and knit to break away from the world of technology, but technology does help us become better knitters at time.

Think of what the world was like pre-Ravelry. Pattern searches required me to get off my tookus and into a shop. Now there are practically too many patterns to choose from that I loose focus. Notice, I didn’t say there was too much yarn (there could never be too much of that).  I think it was on a episode of “Fiber Beat” that Meg Swansen noted that the Internet was in a way responsible for the huge knitting renaissance that started over the past few years.

This #knitchat discussion will be on how technology has actually improved our knitting and fiber craft (or in some-cases like myself, become a bit of a distraction).

Where: Twitter (follow the #knitchat hashtag)

When: December 2nd. 5 PM PST/8 PM EST (1 hour)

Who: Me you and other Twitter Knitters/Crocheters & Fibercrafters

How: Need a primer on Twitter Chat… check this out: What does this Twitter chat thing look like?

This upcoming #knitchat’s questions:

Q1) Who are you? Ravelry ID?

Q2) What is your favorite NON- electronic kniting related tool/app?

Q3) What is your favorite electronic kniting related tool/app?

Q4) How has Ravelry changed your knitting/crochet/fiber-craft life?

Q5) Any special tricks or tips you have for using Ravelry?

Original photo from the Morguefile

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Transcript for 11/18’s #knitchat

Sorry it’s so late, but here’s the transcript from the last #knitchat on holiday knitting. Small group but nice chatter about holiday knitting. You can view the transcript here:

http://bit.ly/gjyA9r

It was so fun that I decided to do it again. December 2, 2010 at 5 PM PST / 8 PM Eastern Standard time. I’ll post the questions for discussion ahead of time but the topic will be “Technology and Knitting: How Can Technology Grow our Knitting.”  I’m also researching some tools that might make it easier to participate with the chat online.  I know there are a number of applications for both the web and phone that make tweeting and following discussion #hashtags easier.

From my experience with this chat, I found that using my phone application worked just fine. If you have a Droid or Iphone there are applications for Twitter. One of the participants noted that it wasn’t as straightforward on her Droid, but there may be other applications out there that work great. Also, I was actually on the road while I was chatting so it is possible to be completely mobile. Do not worry, I wasn’t driving 🙂

Original Image from the Morguefile.

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