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Woolly Rebellion - How to take Ravelry out of your Google search results - Issue #17

Woolly Rebellion - How to take Ravelry out of your Google search results - Issue #17
By Katharine • Issue #17 • View online
Hi Crafters,
How are you doing? We’re settling into our new house and it’s starting to feel like home.
I finally got around to casting on my Painting Bricks sweater last night, although I’m only stealing moments on it here and there as I have Etsy orders to be getting on with.
I’m a knitter and a nerd. Find me on Instagram as KnittedByNails, and my favourite crafty supplies are for sale on Etsy in the Woolly Rebellion shop.

Rebellious links
This week I realised that I was using a little trick from my day job in my knitting life, and I wanted to share it with you. 
If you’re looking for information about a designer or a knitting/crochet pattern, and you don’t want to see content from Ravelry (following their ableist new design), there’s a simple trick to take Ravelry pages out of your search results in Google. 🔎
Once you’ve put in your keywords, like a designer or pattern name, simply add -site:ravelry.com to the end of your search like this
Don't forget to put a minus sign (-) in front of the the site: bit
Don't forget to put a minus sign (-) in front of the the site: bit
If you don’t find the pattern in an alternative place (like the designer’s website, Payhip, Gumroad or Etsy) think about contacting the designer and asking if there’s an alternative.
You can be sure that I won’t be linking to any pages on Ravelry in the Woolly Rebellion newsletter until this is resolved.
If you like poetry (or playing GTA...) then this tweet is for you
What's on?
In order for us all to stay safe from the Coronavirus, yarn shows are being cancelled.
Among those cancelled or postponed in the UK in September are The Southern Wool Show, Perth Festival of Yarn (now taking place virtually) and Shetland Wool Week.
Here’s a global list of cancelled events from knitty.com.
Here’s something to check out while we figure out how to meet in person again…
Yorkshire Yarn Fest
Knitflixing
What have you been watching or listening to while crafting (or just to keep yourself sane during a pandemic) this week?
Here’s a suggestion or two from me…
Today is Star Trek Day!
Screen Junkies | YouTube
End Notes
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Until next time…
Stay well and happy crafting!
Katharine :)
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