View Poll Results: Where did you spend most of your knitting-related time in September?
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Old 10-11-2008, 10:59 AM   #41
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In my Firefox tabs I have both KH and Ravelry, and I open all tabs when I turn the computer on and flick between the two. However, once I've checked all the forums, at the minute I find there are more time wasting opportunites on Ravelry such as making up random things to look for in the pattern search, see what else everyone is making with the yarn you've stashed etc. Also some of the forums I am in there are geographically closer to me than most of you guys so I can get good local info there too! I still check both repeatedly when I'm online...
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Old 10-11-2008, 11:01 AM   #42
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I go here to KH first thing. I haven't been on here as much lately, but I love it and miss it when I am not checking in..

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Old 10-11-2008, 04:19 PM   #43
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evenly split btwn here and ravelry. I don't post here much but I read a lot of stuff.
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Old 10-12-2008, 05:23 PM   #44
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Old 10-12-2008, 11:01 PM   #45
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I'm almost embarrassed to say that I haven't spent as much time here since I joined Ravelry and discovered the forums there. Although the many different forums can seem a bit impersonal at first, I have found such amazing resources that are important to me. I'm especially fond of the Sheepless forum, for instance, Karma Yarn Swap (which is a bit addictive), and the localized forums for my area, among others.

Still, even though I spend a whale of a lot (too much) of time on Rav, I still wind up coming back here every little while just to catch up on the posts. :D
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:34 AM   #46
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I guess any such poll held on the Knitting Help site will put this site at the top, because Knitting Help is where people go for... help! ... and for the forums. Its an entirely different sort of site from Ravelry and a lot of the people who would vote Ravelry are probably there instead of here.

I voted Ravelry for a few reasons:
1. I don't seek help so much as inspiration, and Ravelry is amazing for the inspiration it provides.
2. I keep records of my projects on Ravelry.
3. I enjoy marvelling at what others have created and discovering new patterns and ideas.
4. I research yarn and patterns on Ravelry.
5. I've bought yarn from people's stashes on Ravelry, which is wonderful for me here in Australia - to be able to obtain yarn that isn't available here, and in the process have a friendly chat with someone far away.

The forums are better on Knitting Help, but forums were never a huge attraction for me even before Ravelry. I do browse them selectively though, and have received some excellent help here.

I tend to often shy away from the Knitting Help site because it is so darn SLOW! I get frustrated waiting for new pages to load and links to work. Actually, today is the first time I've been on Knitting Help for weeks as I've been overseas, and it does seem to be faster, so hopefully there has been a miracle worked in my absence and from now on it won't be as sluggish a site.

Whilst away, I was able to access the Net for limited periods, and Ravelry was the one site I automatically HAD to go to.
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:22 AM   #47
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I barely check ravelry these days, that said i didn't check KH very much last month. I haven't done much knitting lately, got Uni stuff going on and knitting has taken a back seat to assignments - which i should get back to now that i've checked in. Final year, no end to the work.
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:40 AM   #48
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:20 PM   #49
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Over all I know I was here more... there may have been days that I was there more, but it was things like updating my patterns, yarns, etc... I do post there some... but I prefer here
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I voted KH of course after all I am a mod and wouldn't be of much help here if I spent too much time on Rav.

However, in reading the posts I think maybe the poll could have been more specific. Maybe not so much where you spend your time, but where do you most participate. I spend a lot of time Ravelry, but the majority of it is browsing patterns, yarns, etc. While I have posted in a few forums there 99% of my participation is here. This feels like home to me and Rav is a place I visit.
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