View Poll Results: Where did you spend most of your knitting-related time in September?
Knitting Help 90 75.63%
Ravelry 24 20.17%
Other Forums/Blogs 5 4.20%
Voters: 119. You may not vote on this poll

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-10-2008, 04:15 PM   #31
JustAFloridaGirl
1st Leg of the Journey
 
JustAFloridaGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 103
Thanks: 22
Thanked 99 Times in 40 Posts
KH is my homepage. In my browser I always have 3 tabs open, one is ALWAYS on the KH forum. The second tab is on a personal site that I always keep open for ease of access, and the third is the one I browse in. In that third tab, I usually go the rounds of checking my email and whatnot, and then I finally sign in to Ravelry. Meanwhile, as I'm browsing, I'm continuously checking in on KH.

I love KH because it is a more intimate setting. If I have a question, I'll ask it here.

However, I love Ravelry because of the way it lets you organize and search. I also like that a lot of groups are for "knitters who love (insert activity or craft)." For example, I belong to a group for knitters or crocheters who love to cook.
__________________
Housewife Extraordinaire - My Blog
JustAFloridaGirl is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to JustAFloridaGirl For This Useful Post:
ArtLady1981 (10-10-2008)

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 10-10-2008, 04:23 PM   #32
cdjack
Turning the Heel
 
cdjack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: North Texas
Posts: 788
Thanks: 83
Thanked 277 Times in 243 Posts
I love KH!

I use Rav as a resource, but that's about it. The forums are overwhelming and a few are down right scary.

I check in here several times a day, where as I check Ravelry maybe two times a week.
__________________



Courtney
cdjack is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to cdjack For This Useful Post:
ArtLady1981 (10-10-2008)
Old 10-10-2008, 06:01 PM   #33
ArtLady1981
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
ArtLady1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Kent, Washington
Posts: 10,473
Thanks: 5,264
Thanked 3,893 Times in 3,014 Posts
Thanks to all who shared their feedback with us! We really appreciate your comments! Keep them coming! The Poll is open til Oct 31!

I am reading every comment, and giving your MY THANKS for taking the time to post!

I won't have internet access Oct 13-18. Will be in the mountains with DH, tending camp while he hunts. I knit and cook, that's it! Oh, and I keep DH warm at night in 20 degree weather! Brrrrr.
__________________
Knitting Help Video Index

Artlady at Rav
ArtLady1981 is offline  
Old 10-10-2008, 06:12 PM   #34
Wanda Witch
Turning the Heel
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 609
Thanks: 167
Thanked 238 Times in 231 Posts
I probably check out KH several times a day. I only go to Ravelry when I might want information on a pattern or a particular type yarn to see what and how others perceived it while knitting, etc., but that is all. This site is so friendly, little if any controversary, just a great place to be. I appreciate the fact if you have a question someone will be there to give advice and I really love seeing the finished work of those I feel like I already know.
Wanda Witch is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Wanda Witch For This Useful Post:
ArtLady1981 (10-10-2008)
Old 10-10-2008, 06:14 PM   #35
beldaraan
Working the Gusset
 
beldaraan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,527
Thanks: 34
Thanked 98 Times in 18 Posts
Originally Posted by ArtLady1981 View Post
I won't have internet access Oct 13-18. Will be in the mountains with DH, tending camp while he hunts. I knit and cook, that's it! Oh, and I keep DH warm at night in -7 degree weather! Rrrrrrawr!!!.
Fixed

lol, have fun. I haven't camped in ages and I've always loved it. I think DH has a love/hate relationship with camping, but he always seems to hate it when I bring it up as something we should do for fun.
__________________
life ℓ joy ℓ courage ℓ hope
beldaraan is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to beldaraan For This Useful Post:
ArtLady1981 (10-10-2008)
Old 10-10-2008, 06:50 PM   #36
ArtLady1981
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
ArtLady1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Kent, Washington
Posts: 10,473
Thanks: 5,264
Thanked 3,893 Times in 3,014 Posts
Originally Posted by beldaraan View Post
Fixed

lol, have fun. I haven't camped in ages and I've always loved it. I think DH has a love/hate relationship with camping, but he always seems to hate it when I bring it up as something we should do for fun.
__________________
Knitting Help Video Index

Artlady at Rav
ArtLady1981 is offline  
Old 10-10-2008, 08:09 PM   #37
cristina61
Knitting the Flap
 
cristina61's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: N California
Posts: 258
Thanks: 62
Thanked 53 Times in 37 Posts
I love the atmosphere here on KH and I check in here regularly . . . but I also spend a lot of time on Ravelry, and that's usually the first place I visit when I get up in the morning and look at my computer.

I'm not very active on the forums there, but I enjoy reading them; there's all sorts of great information there, some knitting related and some not. I know there can be controversial stuff there; I tend to avoid that. But I don't feel overwhelmed by the forums because it's easy for me to pick and choose what I want to read.

When I first decided to join Ravelry (and I waited a long time, believe me) I was certain I would only use it to look up patterns and yarn information. I had ZERO interest in joining groups and chatting on the forums, and I didn't care to use Ravelry to organize my stash.

Then I discovered how much fun it was to photograph my yarn and enter it in my Ravelry notebook. I've joined a few groups, but I'm not much of a chatterbox. I have used the ISO/Destashing group to buy, sell, and trade yarn -- that's a lot of fun!

But I agree that Ravelry and KH are two very different places. I think that when Ravelry was still small people hoped/believed the atmosphere there would stay purely warm and friendly -- the way it is here on our KH forum. Too bad, that hasn't been the case. So it's wonderful to have a place like this as a knitting refuge. Most of the time you'll get nothing but friendly responses to your questions on Ravelry . . . but on KH you can be absolutely sure no one is going to bite your head off!
__________________
Christine

cristina61 on

** My poor neglected blog is here


RIP Gabby (9/12/2009) -- I miss you SO much. We'll never forget what a sweet girl you were!



cristina61 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to cristina61 For This Useful Post:
ArtLady1981 (10-10-2008)
Old 10-11-2008, 12:14 AM   #38
redheadrachel
Working the Gusset
 
redheadrachel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Ohio(home)/ Tennessee(school)
Posts: 1,144
Thanks: 306
Thanked 233 Times in 198 Posts
Send a message via AIM to redheadrachel
It used to be KH all the time, all day long. Now it's Ravelry all the time. I really should do a better job of utilizing both, but I think I am a Rav girl... it's just really cool.

It's kinda like apples to oranges, I can't say I could pick one that I prefer over the other. Just, Ravelry is really useful to me. This feels more like a community, and Rav is more like an all-in-one convenience place
__________________
http://www.ravelry.com/people/redheadrachel

"An excellent woman, who can find? She is far more precious than jewels . . . She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." - Proverbs 31:10;13
I'm a knitter for Jesus!
redheadrachel is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to redheadrachel For This Useful Post:
ArtLady1981 (10-11-2008)
Old 10-11-2008, 06:38 AM   #39
knitpurlgurl
Turning the Heel
 
knitpurlgurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cranberry Twp., PA
Posts: 946
Thanks: 693
Thanked 317 Times in 165 Posts
Send a message via AIM to knitpurlgurl Send a message via Yahoo to knitpurlgurl Send a message via Skype™ to knitpurlgurl
Originally Posted by redheadrachel View Post
It used to be KH all the time, all day long. Now it's Ravelry all the time. I really should do a better job of utilizing both, but I think I am a Rav girl... it's just really cool.

It's kinda like apples to oranges, I can't say I could pick one that I prefer over the other. Just, Ravelry is really useful to me. This feels more like a community, and Rav is more like an all-in-one convenience place
I agree.. apples and oranges. I LOVE the KH community for the true community feel it has. It's not impersonal, vast, and overwhelming. It has so many wonderful resources that KH is indispensable to me. But I love Ravelry for the patterns, the notebook feature.. I wouldn't be able to choose one over another because I love them both for completely different reasons. And I am glad that they are very different.
__________________
Knitting/Crochet/Crafting/and Related Product Review Blog: KnitPurlGurl

"Yarn stashes insulate the house."
"Just one more skein can't hurt."
- from Knitticisms
knitpurlgurl is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to knitpurlgurl For This Useful Post:
ArtLady1981 (10-11-2008), redheadrachel (10-13-2008)
Old 10-11-2008, 06:50 AM   #40
RuthieinMaryland
Turning the Heel
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: I live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland - GREAT steamed crab country! :o)
Posts: 624
Thanks: 1,420
Thanked 474 Times in 234 Posts
KH #1 for me!
Hi!

Since I found KH first, I tend to be most comfortable here. It's of INVALUABLE help when I need to learn a new stitch or ask a question or just hang out with wonderful people!

I'm on KH a couple of times a day. This place is so FRIENDLY, and all of you are so HELPFUL!

I joined Ravelry but it seems so vast - I'm still exploring the various sections and how they work. It's been very helpful to me in looking up patterns and I've enjoyed some of the threads I've read.

But KH has my heart!

Ruthie
RuthieinMaryland is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to RuthieinMaryland For This Useful Post:
ArtLady1981 (10-11-2008)
Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help me spend money feministmama General Knitting 12 05-08-2008 02:59 AM
How do you spend your "knitting time"? HamburgKnitter General Knitting 26 04-24-2007 08:45 PM
If you had $75 to spend at knitpicks.... Secksiebrat General Knitting 9 04-12-2007 04:14 PM
OT: How to spend the day (sad)~ aineepooh1 General Knitting 25 04-01-2007 11:54 PM
How much time do you spend knitting? HamburgKnitter General Knitting 42 10-19-2006 04:02 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:17 PM.