I Joined Ravelry.com
To see what all the fuss is about. (www.ravelry.com) My user name is LittleMiss. No surprise, there. I’m interested in seeing if it’s as good as the hype. It seems as if it’s based off a Wiki for the knowledge base. I’m eager to read about patterns, yarns, and what other knitters are doing. There’s a really cool feature called a discussion radar that shows recent posts and it updates automatically. How cool is that?
I have to say though that their model of letting users set up forums and create pages disturbs my sensibilities as a professional editor. 😉 I went to the BBB page and had to click away because of too many misspellings and typos. It was painful for me, but then I text message long hand most of the time too. I know, I’m weird.
Overall, I bet this will be a place I’ll frequent often. It reminds me of Stitcher’s Guild / Artisan Square, but focused on knitting, and I think it uses newer or different technology that makes it spiffier and more intriguing than just a message board.
If you’re a member of Ravelry (you have to get your name on a waiting list, but I only had to wait a couple weeks), let me know in the comments what you think of it. Why did you join? What do you hope to gain from it. I’m not affiliated with Ravelry in any way, I’m just a curious crafter.