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Cheryl, the knitting Jungian

I've been a member of Ravelry since sometime in July, I think. I'll never be organized enough to catalog my whole stash. And I am kind of haphazard about responding in threads in the forums. But I do find it very helpful for finding new patterns and for seeing how different people are using yarns I have.


Entering your inventory of stash is the very LEAST of what Ravelry is about. It's a database created by knitters. So far 15000 or so knitters. All entering photos and info about projects they have knit or are currently working on. Well...not all. But many. At work this morning, a customer had a question about the EZ Baby Surprise sweater. I searched on Ravelry and immediately found 683 projects to look at. We checked a few to find the information we were looking for. This is just one of many reasons for a database like this to come in handy. And you're getting real knitting, not a pretty page in a magazine that may or may not look what your FO will look like. The social networking stuff is fun...I am frequenting the forums...but totally unnecessary to participate in. I think it's turning out to be a great resource for knitters...and it will be even better when you get in. :)


Not in yet, but I'm ahead of you with only 5,398 people to go before I get my invite. Whether it's something I will actually use remains to be seen, but I just have to check it out for myself. Besides, I hate being odd man, ummm knitter, out!


I've been in Ravelry since July as well (I think) and it is wonderful. There are great communities forming in there and lots of networking as well as the ability to look at patterns etc. I have not put much of my knitting up because I don't have it that well catalogued anyway before this year, and haven't entered most of my stash but probably will add anything I add to it from now on.

Another feature I really like is being able to look up a knitting book and see examples of designs from it which people have knitted up. I find it gives me a good idea as to whether I really want the book or whether it might not really be for me.


Ravelry is truly addictive and I love it. You can use it to keep track of stash and books. But you can also add your current projects which are then searchable for others thinking about doing the same pattern. You can select patterns and designers as favorites and you can queue up anything you like as a future project. Then when you actually decide to start it you just click cast on and it moves it into your projects list. I use it constantly whenever I run across a pattern I might like to try. And sometimes I just pick a starting off point such as a pattern, yarn, designer, or person and go from there to see where it takes me. I've been in since June and it has gotten to the point that I stay logged in all night at work so it is already up and running when I need it. Be sure to let me know when you get added in so I can add you as a friend!


I love it and use it almost every day. Seen an marked increase in my productivity. FOs out the whazoo as they say. :-)

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