Ravelry Is Machine Knitting Friendly
Several months back I put myself on the Ravelry wait list.
Given there were over 12,000 knitters ahead of me, I figured it’d be after Christmas before my name would be added.
Well, their coders must be coding mighty fast because my welcome email arrived this morning.
For the past 3 hours I’ve been exploring inside the Ravelry bubble and it is definitely more useful to me than a “fiber-oriented” MySpace. Not being much of the joiner/social-club type, I figured Ravelry would end up being the electronic equivalent of the old high school in-crowd, and I was never in. It’s more of a searchable knitting database on steroids with human interaction.
So far I’ve contributed one forum message and joined seven subgroups. I don’t think I’ll be uploading pictures of my stash. The majority of my cones don’t have labels, but even if they did, I still don’t think it’s how I’d want to spend my knitting time. We’ll see.
I will upload my machine knit projects as they come off the needles, hopefully encouraging others to give their machines a second chance. There actually is a Ravelry subgroup for machine knitters – I was surprised given that the site is clearly aimed at hand knitters and crocheters. I was the 80th one to join.
My Ravelry id is knittsings. If you aren’t yet a member, consider signing up. It’s free and a lot of fun admiring all the projects. I love seeing how others have knit the same pattern with different yarns and different points of view.
October 4, 2007