Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ravelry?

Okay, so I'm on Ravelry now (as 'mohanraj') -- I'm not sure what to do next?  I've added a few of my projects, and I think I can see how this will be helpful for project tracking.  And I joined a few local Chicago groups, although they mostly don't seem so active.  Any suggestions on what else might be fun to do there?  I'm a little overwhelmed by the size of it.

8 Comments:

Blogger LisaB said...

I joined Ravelry just a few months ago as lstba. I posted a project, and I poke around but I am sure I have not made the best use of it. I joined a group called Unravelers, who recycle yarn from already made sweaters, and I found that alot of fun.

7:16 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I'm on there also (BideshiGirl) and I just love looking for patterns to bust my stash. I also like some of the forums and lurk on several. See if there are any romance readers/writers already there or start your own group. Do you have any particular favorite tv shows? I bet there is a fan club on Rav. Or do you love any particular yarn/spinner? They might have a page.
Also, this is a good place to show off your latest and greatest to folks who will appreicate it... probably moreso than my hamster appreciates my perfectly executed socks. :) Have fun there!!!

7:23 PM  
Blogger Nephele said...

I've been on Ravelry for a while now (as nephele). I think the thiing I do most is see what other people have done with yarn and/or patterns I'm interested in. It's especially useful for the patterns since I'm nowhere near the size of the models in the magazines. It's great to see how the sweaters come out on 'real' people with less than model perfect figures.

7:33 PM  
Blogger Rachael Herron said...

The Pens and Needles group is a helpful writing group -- I also love the Nanowrimo forum. I'm Yarnagogo over there.

10:52 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

The best part on rav for me is seeing what everyone else is knitting. If you click on your friends so that the whole list of your friends pics come up, then in the top right hand corner you'll see a tab that says friend activity. Click that and it will show you all the projects that your friends have favourited, added pics, started a new project. Lots of fuN!

8:23 AM  
Blogger Mary Anne Mohanraj said...

I did think about trying NaNoWriMo this month, and then decided that would be just insane. :-) Joined Pens and Needles. Thanks for the other tips!

8:51 AM  
Blogger Becky said...

so the best, best, best thing about ravelry (besides its inspiration value of lovely projects) is looking at the yarns tab of patterns to see what other variations are made with different yarns. For example, for the Knitty Fetching pattern, here are all the different yarns used (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fetching/yarns). Allows you to get a good sense of different colors, textures, and how well striping patterns work. And I second Laura with the stash busting, as the advanced search allows you to search specifically for a min-max yardage of yarn, allowing you to find many projects for different yardages of different weights of yarn.

1:24 PM  
Blogger georg said...

I am thegeorg over there.

I am in too many groups, and addicted to forums.

4:37 PM  

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