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Old 07-26-2009, 12:33 AM   #1
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Is it useful? I was thinking about getting an account but I don't know if I would use it...
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:21 AM   #2
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Yes! Very useful! Lots groups with similar projects or interests, patterns, and you can organize your projects -- que them, save patterns in the library, and get your stash organized. I started off really slow -- not listing what I had for yarn, projects, supplies, etc, but have been slowly adding projects I'm working on/finished and participating in various groups. I especially like how the patterns have tabs to see how other people have done them.

I love KH and Ravelry suppliments and adds to what is offered here.

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Old 07-26-2009, 01:54 AM   #3
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I enjoy Ravelry. I don't use it to catalog my patterns or stash. I'm in a few groups with others who share similar interests. I've enjoyed seeing how others interpret patterns I'm intersted in. Many free patterns also.
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:04 AM   #4
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It's quite useful (and addictive). You might end up there more than you knit. LOL! Guilty!!!

But yes, a wonderful way to find a pattern, see how the ones who have made it generally like the finished product, etc. I've avoided knitting things that in the end didn't make people very happy.
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:48 AM   #5
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I can't live without my ravelry anymore. I use it for everything. If you've got a specific question, ravelry probably has the answer. Looking for a pattern? Ravely has a huge database. Want to know how many yards you have in your stash? Ravelry has a page made for your stash. Want to know how many projects you made this year? Ravelry has a project-page with all your projects in it. Want to know what other people knitted with a yarn you have no idea what to do with? Go to Ravelry...

In short, I love Ravelry and I would definitely make an account if I were you. And besides...if you don't use it, nothing is lost, because it's free.
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Old 07-26-2009, 07:58 AM   #6
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I don't use Ravelry for knitting-related stuff, really. I belong because all my sisters, my mom, and my aunts belong and that's where it's easiest for us to keep in touch with each other. I did find it helpful when I was searching for a birthday present for my mom - I went to her favorite patterns and got her a book which had some of them in it.
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:51 AM   #7
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I LOVE my Ravelry too!! It's usually the first place I go when looking for a pattern, whether it's a specific one or just some ideas. I love that you can sort the patterns by so many variables (i.e. yarn, yarn weight, type, etc.). I also love how you can see all the projects others have created from the pattern and various yarns they used and ways they may have altered it. I did start keeping my projects on there this year and really like that too. I've always said I would keep a record of my projects and it never happened. This way I've got a lot more information than I would if I kept a record any other way. Need I say more? I love my Ravelry!!

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Old 07-26-2009, 09:44 AM   #8
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Ravelry has to be the best knitting tool out there...

It is like one huge knitting book, with illustration, suggestions and organization all in one!
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:44 AM   #9
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I like it. Give it a try, if you don't find it useful you can just not go there. You won't know if you don't check it out.

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Old 07-26-2009, 11:13 AM   #10
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I'm another voter on YES on Ravelry. VERY useful. I still come to KH when I have a question, and sometimes there's almost TOO much info on Rav, but all in all, it's been a huge help, and also a huge enabler of my knitting habit.

OTN: Eyelet Chemise in Handmaiden Sea Silk (colorway: Midnight). Still. And a purple Donegal Tweed set of fingerless mitts, to try out my new Hiya Hiya interchangeable needles.

Latest FO: A shrug for an Anthropologie swap in beautiful Casbah sock yarn, in Cedar, a dark green semi-solid, my own pattern. Also a quick Noro Silk Garden neckwarmer for my friend Aideen, in a vine lace pattern.

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