Can I Pinterest you in anything?

For those of you unfamiliar with Pinterest, it is probably best that you do something else entirely right now, but for those of us who have already been sucked in, the only thing to do is surrender.

I first came across Pinterest one day last week, clicked on the “Request an Invite” button in the upper left corner, and within hours, there was an invitation in my inbox.

I was delighted and quickly accepted the invitation and signed up (you need to have either a facebook or twitter account) then began my journey through the visual vortex that is Pinterest.

In no time I clicked on a series of pictures that linked to this video that details (in German) how to make a spiral square:

Summoning what little German remained from what I learned in high school, I attentively watched the video several times and the instructions were sufficiently visually clear that I am sure I will be able to learn to make the spiral squares, despite my lack of facility with the language:

Another visual delight that caught my fancy was this paisley motif made by Patti Haskins:

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Patti Haskins’ crochet paisley motif

Working on and blogging about her crochet from Dallas, Texas, Ms. Haskins’ is definitely using the yarn crayon box I would like to have. If you want to read more about how she came to make this motif and the directions she used, you can read all about it right here.

For reluctant adopters such as myself any social media tool can be a little overwhelming at first, but I have already a seen and learned so much, I know I will be back.

6 thoughts on “Can I Pinterest you in anything?

  1. Thanks for the invite, Leslie. I haven’t done a lot there yet, but I’m enjoying pinning my favorite things so far. And it hasn’t been TOO much of a time suck yet. 🙂

    As usual, you’ve pointed to new interesting things for me to check out here tonight. Never a dull blog from you…

  2. This is the second blog today to mention pinterest, so I have opened another window to go check it out.

    I love those spiral squares, my brain is already whirling with possibilities!

  3. The only bad thing about Pinterest is that it takes away from my Ravelry time….and my Etsy time….and my Facebook time….OK I admit it, Pinterest has taken over my whole life. But I love it just the same.

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