Ravelry

superi's picture

So my new addiction is Ravelry.... I got in back in Oct. sometime and for the last couple days I can't stay off of it. So else is on there? I think it's fun to see what everyone else is working on and what yarns their using. Well if you like I'm Superi on there too so feel free too look me up and add me as friend!

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182 more in front of me....I

182 more in front of me....I am gonna give those people some exlax brownies and cut in line.

BuduR's picture

*smiles sweetly* Would YOU

*smiles sweetly* Would YOU like a brownie?

ha ha ha HA ha.... I am

ha ha ha HA ha.... I am in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BuduR's picture

Bah! *eats a brownie*

Bah! *eats a brownie*

TomH's picture

Was it worth the wait and

Was it worth the wait and stress?

I will see when I get home.

I will see when I get home. I cannot view alot here at work. I think I will like it for ideas. I do like it here tho. It is kinda cozy.

I am not one to join a million chat groups like some have...

Frankly I forgot about it til I saw this post....

RareSteek's picture

Ummm. What is 'Ravelry'?

Ummm. What is 'Ravelry'?

drmel94's picture

http://www.ravelry.com It's

http://www.ravelry.com

It's a social and networking site for knitters and crocheters. There are group forums set up, but also you can catalog your stash, your projects, link to photos you may have on Flickr of same, search the database to find projects done using a specific yarn, yarns used for a specific project, user comments on their projects or yarns, users in specific geographic areas, etc. Casey & Jess have put and continue to put a ton of work into the site, and it really shows. At this point it's still in beta as they tweak the code and try to improve it more before going live, but they are adding on users by invitation (you can add yourself to the queue to get an invite) so as not to overwhelm the servers while they work on things.

MMario's picture

I'm on ravelry - but it is

I'm on ravelry - but it is *so* slow over my dial up that I have never been able to complete reading groups or *any* function before getting kicked off with either "server not available" or some other time-out message.

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

OK..only 519 ahead of me

OK..only 519 ahead of me before I find out what the hype is about!

BuduR's picture

*green with envy*

*green with envy*

VillageKnittiot's picture

I'm using gnewgnitter as I

I'm using gnewgnitter as I already have way too many screennames in my life. (at least this one can be said outloud in polite company). I'm also moderating a group called S.A.B.L.E. (Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy) It's amazing how much yarn folks have. They're downloading their stash into Exel and figuring out how many miles of yarn they have. AMAZING!

chado1982's picture

I'm finally on Ravelry too!!

I'm finally on Ravelry too!! I'm there as knitwick ^_^ My invitation took about a month to come. There were more than 14,000 people in front of me when I signed up.

teejtc's picture

How long did it take you

How long did it take you guys to get your invitations? I've been waiting (yep, I checked my junk mail, just in case)... I'm bummed!

Grace and Peace,
`tim

drmel94's picture

Um, well, I actually got one

Um, well, I actually got one of the very early invites, courtesy of Stitchy McYarnpants, and then forgot about it for a couple of months. Now that Jess & Casey have their own servers set up, though, I think they've been cranking out the invites fairly quickly. You can check where you are in the queue at the Ravelry website.

teejtc's picture

Yea... I've got, like, over

Yea... I've got, like, over 5,000 people in front of me... bummer! Oh well. I suppose It's some kind of divine message to spend less time on the computer ;-)

Grace and Peace,
`tim

drmel94's picture

At the rate they're sending

At the rate they're sending out invites, I would expect you'd get yours within the next week to ten days.

MMario's picture

I berlieve they said they

I berlieve they said they were averaging over 750 invites a day at this point.

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

BuduR's picture

actually they are averaging

actually they are averaging more like 600 a day at this point. Yes, I am paying THAT much attention, but at this point my days are basically spent playing an MMORPG, chatting with the fiance, and knitting. so what else is there to do?

Parrot's picture

I'm there as Parrot . . same

I'm there as Parrot . . same as here. I had forgotten about and just checked the status of my invite a few days ago. I discovered the invite went out a few months ago :), but had used an email addy that I had recently discontinued. But, I'm there now and still looking around.

Doug
Parrot

MasonM's picture

I'm TheKnittingGuy

I'm TheKnittingGuy there.

Mason

Linux: because a PC is a terrible thing to waste

superi's picture

Oh, Sorry... I didn't mean

Oh, Sorry... I didn't mean to confuse you guys. Although i do think it's time to update my profile pic here.

As though for those who are waiting.... I don't remember it taking so long to get in, but that's probably because I signed up and forgot about it. It probably was like a month before I got in as well, but maybe I hit it before there were so many people. Any one know when it's going live?

Bill's picture

< I didn't mean to confuse

< I didn't mean to confuse you guys. >
OK...but I still don't know who you are on Ravelry...LOL

scubasinger's picture

LOVE me some Ravelry!! Love

LOVE me some Ravelry!! Love browsing through the patterns and seeing how folks have made them up with different types of yarn.

TomH's picture

Added my name to the list.

Added my name to the list. But actually have zero concern about it. Life is way too short.

yarnart's picture

Still awaiting my

Still awaiting my invite....*sigh*

BuduR's picture

I'm addicted to checking

I'm addicted to checking when my invite will come :( looking like another 2 weeks before I'll be there, and I don't remember what name, I think I used BuduR there to

Golly...I am just a loser.

Golly...I am just a loser. I have soooooooooooooo many people before me!

gaynnyc's picture

I'm "nycknitterguy" on

I'm "nycknitterguy" on Ravelry. I'm spending way tooooooo much time there. It's actually keeping me away from projects that I should be working on.

eyedoc's picture

I'm a member of Ravelry

I'm a member of Ravelry also!! Username is DocShawn there!

Bill's picture

I'm there...very simple

I'm there...very simple name..."BillJones"

LOL

Kerry's picture

I know the 'Ravelry

I know the 'Ravelry addiction' feeling, I've been on about a month and spend way too much time there ;-)

drmel94's picture

There are quite a lot of us

There are quite a lot of us on there in the Men Who Knit group. At least there's a good bit of crossover between that group and this site (and the Queer Revelry group, for that matter). And I must say, your profile pics here and there look quite different (the hat, of course).