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Melissa_W
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Are you a Raveler?

The hottest new site for cyberspace knitters is Ravelry!  Not only can you network with other knitters, join groups dedicated to just about anything, find a knit-a-long, or get Ravelry swag, the notebook allows you to organize your projects, pictures, stash, patterns, book, tools, etc.  You can also link your blog to your project list.

 

Ravelry is still in Beta mode.  All requests to join are processed individually so it can take several days before you can join all the fun.

 

Are you on Ravelry?  I am - balletbookworm at your service!

Melissa W.
I read and knit and dance. Compulsively feel yarn. Consume books. Darn tights. Drink too much caffiene. All that good stuff.
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katknit
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Re: Are you a Raveler?

Yup, I'm there. I'll add you to my friends list. I'm katknit pver there, too.
No two persons ever read the same book. [Edmund Wilson]
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chana56
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Re: Are you a Raveler?

Thanks for the link!  I just signed up for an invitation...
Chana

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Re: Are you a Raveler?

I've just introduced myself in the knitting group thread and yes, I'm also a member of Ravelry.  I loved it there.  Lots of good discussion as well as patterns, organizing tools, etc.  I'm also antwerpnative there.

 

Happy knitting,

Betty

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chana56
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I'm in !   I've been very busy what with checking out the groups, joining a few, uploading a couple of projects.  I've added y'all to my list of friends.
Chana

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I love Ravelry. My profile name is the same there ... abitofswish :smileyhappy:
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Re: Are you a Raveler?

Hi, I am the same here as I am at Ravelry. 
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abitofswish
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Re: Are you a Raveler?

correction ... I just opened an etsy store and so changed my profile name to thespeckledpear to match.
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Re: Are you a Raveler?

I just asked for an invitation. Thanks for the heads up on this site.
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Re: Are you a Raveler?

by know you have joined Ravelry and welcome.  I love the site and love B&N.
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Re: Are you a Raveler?

Does anyone find it kind of funny that when you add new yarn to your Ravelry stash the site tells you you're stashing your "nth" yarn?  I wonder how much you can stash before the numbers run out (knowing us knitters, they were probably smart and didn't put an upper limit on it :smileyvery-happy: )?
Melissa W.
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Re: Are you a Raveler?

I heard LOT about Ravelry and lurked around before I finally joined last summer.  Lots of great information, and if you have a problem, question, etc. you can probably get an answer, or at least, an opinion (the trick is figuring out which).  I spent lots of time reading and poking about before I joined any groups.  You can participate in a group even if you don't join it, but joining makes it easier to get to it quickly.  Some groups are fairly active, others are real sleepers and many fall in between.

 

I haven't used the stash inventory tools.  I'm trying hard to de-stash!  I have not tried taking pictures of projects and uploading as I don't think anyone would be much interested in my very pedestrian projects.  However, I am now working on the colorful baby block blanket from Knit One Below by Elise Duvcot using KnitPicks Shine.  It is a gift for an expected baby boy and the parents don't want pastels or macho primaries, so I chose five colors of the purple-to-yellow rainbow.  I am very happy with the way it is turning out (except for the fact that fixing any errors in K1b is beyond challenging...every time I think I have it figured out, the next fix just doesn't look right...sigh).  Anyway, once I get another row of blocks done, I will figure out how to upload a photo of the InProgress just to share the fun (I belong to both the K1b and KnitPicksLovers groups).

 

My Ravelry name is PuffyGriffinclaw, same as B&N bookclub signature.

 

I have not checked this Knitting book club in a while and it looks like there's been a little more activity lately, so I'll have to catch up!

 

 

Puffy Griffinclaw

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Hi puffy,

 

I just typed a reply but forgot to send it (LOL). So I'm trying it again. 

Your baby blanket sounds delightful.  I haven't figured out how to post pictures yet, but am working on it.

 

I am also on ravelry and use the organization tool to keep track of my projects etc.

 

I am a member of the Knitters in Belgium group, since I was born and raised in Belgium but have lived for the last 47 years in the US.  It's great fun to be able to keep up with my native languages.

 

Have you joined any groups yet?  Hope to see you on Ravelry.  In the meantime happy knitting and reading,

antwerpnative (here and ravelry).

 

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I never noticed that they track how much you have in stash.  I just look at the boxes of yarn in my front room to see that :smileywink:
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Whew - haven't been around for quite a while, I guess I spend too much time on Ravelry!  :smileyvery-happy: 

 

I love keeping track of my projects and stash there, I've joined more than 40 groups, but as has been said, many of them are not too active, so it's easy to follow. 

 

I've been participating in lots of swaps, what a great way to get lots of yarn goodies that aren't available where I live - and to meet new people as well.  I've swapped with folks in the States and Canada, Germany, the UK, Slovenia, France, Belgium and Switzerland, and have received some real treats ( and added to my stash :smileywink: ).  

 

I have to catch up around here!

Chana

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You know you've been on Ravelry too long......

...when you come here, read posts and look for the agree button.

 

:smileysurprised:

Chana

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Re: You know you've been on Ravelry too long......

We have a new upgrade here that's similar - Laurels!  If you think a post is great or you agree you can click the green Laurel button on the upper right of the post :smileyvery-happy: (it's kind of fun).


chana56 wrote:

...when you come here, read posts and look for the agree button.

 

:smileysurprised:


 

Melissa W.
I read and knit and dance. Compulsively feel yarn. Consume books. Darn tights. Drink too much caffiene. All that good stuff.
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Re: Are you a Raveler?

I'm on Ravelry as well. The name is the same.  It's been a great resource for organizing all my knitting supplies. Through the boards there, I met the greatest bunch of gals too! :smileyhappy:
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yes - I'm teabird on Ravelry.

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Yes, I am a Raveler!!!  I have tons of fun viewing and coping all the free knitting patterns.  I can not believe all the people who are members from all over the entire world.

I also love to read and just finished the book, "The Knitting Circle" by Ann Hood.  This is a must have to read book.  Knitting is truely a healing art.

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