Monday, July 2, 2007


I got my invitation to join Ravelry, and after giving it some thought I decided to go ahead and sign up. I hesitated because of the time involved in setting up my own notebook, but I just couldn't resist having access to the work of other crocheters and knitters. It really will be a great resource, and I wish those who came up with the idea a lot of luck.

I finally got a project listed in my notebook. It's embarrassing to even think about how long it took me to figure it out. Flickr and I got off to a rocky start. I did something stupid at the beginning of the relationship, and Flickr refused to tell me what I had done wrong so I could make amends. I finally became so furious that I completely broke off all contact and cancelled my account. But I continued to think about Flickr and how much I needed it, so last night about 12:30 a.m. I reintroduced myself under an altered screen name. It worked, and I was able to get a picture up. (I'm not normally such a sneak, but I was desperate.) I'll take the relationship slow for now and work my way up gradually.

The coolest feature I've discovered about Ravelry so far is that I can do a search for a yarn and see projects that others have done with the same stuff. That's great for someone like me who is trying to reduce her stash.


Deneen said...

It took me two weeks to figure most of it out and then it was like a lightbulb went off in my head and I "got it"

Theresa said...

same here! And I'm still learning! It is a fun place.

Mimi said...

Glad you didn't give up on Flicker ;)
Welcome to Ravelry! I also think the search for yarns and patterns feature is so cool :)

Tracie (iCrochet) said...

If you ever need any help figuring out Ravelry, give me a shout. It took me a few tries, too, and even now, there's still a few things I'm not sure about. Welcome to the site. It's a lot of fun. I'm sure you'll be glad you joined!