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Old 08-02-2007, 03:57 AM   #1
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What is the attraction of Ravelry?
I asked on the other thread but I thought I'd pose it here. I'm curious what the key attraction for people is. Is it the expertise, discounts, projects??? This is clearly quite a phenomenal event/happening and I am really curious about it.
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:18 AM   #2
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Right now it's because I can't get in, so I'm dying too!
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:22 AM   #3
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Its the whole kitten caboodle for me. I love the organising things, the way I can click on a pattern and see how it looks made in different yarns, is displayed on different body types and all the colours of the rainbow all that from ONE click. The patterns are there, the groups for various things are there, the WIP / Completed works section for keeping my projects and and and and and and and and and and just EVERYTHING!
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:42 AM   #4
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I'm with Mulene! I've been known to be quite anal compulsive and Ravelry will be perfect for me to organize that. I also think it will be a great resource for projects that we've been working on and can really more "see" what others have done.

I'm really far down on the list but I really want in. I probably won't do the fourms on there because I'm here.....but I can't wait to use the search features and the organization features on the site!!!
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minkoo..you'd be a sucker for one of those holes in the wall with the 'don't look' sign above it LOL

mulene and sara_jayne..great explanations. I think it marvellous being able to see a pattern like that in all yarns and shapes etc.

Can people create their own site within that site? Or just link blogs like here?
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Forgot to ask..does it cost? If so, what is the per annum fee?
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:56 AM   #7
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I LOVE Revelry! Feasting, dancing, drinking...

Ravelry is free. I like it because it's a useful tool...it'll help me organize what I have as far as needles, yarns, etc. It'll help me do research on projects and yarn types, because I can see what other people have done with that yarn/project, and so I can see what problems they've had or alterations or whatever. Saves loads of time on googling.
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Stiney.. I'm being drawn in.. when you say it will help you organise your needles etc..how do you mean? I assume they provide some sort of checklist for you to tick off and that you can then print out???

I think the research aspect invaluable.. two thumbs up
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:09 AM   #9
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I agree with the below...it is nice cause you can organize and see how others may change a pattern up....you can see what different yarns they decided to sub with...I have seen patterns on there that I haven't seen somewhere else...I just love that everything is one click away...want to see tons of sock patterns search socks... or sweaters or baby afghans.. you want to make a certain sock but not sure if a solid or striped yarn would be best... search for just that sock pattern and be amazed at what it would look like in yarns you hadn't even thought of...

I do like the groups you can find others that are working on the same project like the KALs here or just other knitters you have things in common with... Just another way to meet other knitters...

You can link your blog to the site... like when you click into someone's project it says comments, then it has blog posts that list all posts they talked about that project in, then you can add that pattern to your queue or favorites...

It also has a book section that you can put the books you own in... but it will also let you know what book (if you don't own it) you need to get in order to make a project in your queue list..

the needle chart lets you list all your needles/hooks and then you can print a little card if you need to..

just very neat site that makes it very easy for people who knit/crochet to have everything just one click away from them...
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I'm not actually in yet, so I'm not sure how printable it is, but you can organize all the stuff inside. You can also see what's popular (for instance, Fetching are in the "sample photo" on the main page.

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