Aaah, Ravelry! Is there any more pleasant way to spend 1, 2, 10 hours? Personal hygiene? Overrated. Hungry kids? Cold cereal for dinner is perfectly reasonable. Boiling pots of water on the stove melted down to indistinguishable blobs of molten metal? Tell your family it’s artwork. Nothing can pull you out of the vortex once you have happily surrendered to the world of yarn.
What could be better than being surrounded (in an ethernet sort of way) by like minded souls, who are also blissfully unaware of the passage of time as they ponder the vast – limitless! – possibilities offered by the (literally) millions of knitters using thousands of yarns in a gazillion different ways. I’m pretty sure from my extensive research that Ravelry covers every contingency from body type to knitting/crocheting ability. Age, gender, body part are all taken into consideration. My personal favorite is “mature content”. All I have to say is, really? Dirty knitting? Isn’t that against the universal laws of knitting? How can any craft which has been so long associated with hearth and home produce patterns with, if not objectionable, let’s say questionable content. But that’s Ravelry folks! Something for everyone!
But despite all the potential pitfalls of time lost and money spent, Ravelry is still your best friend. Just try to remember that pot on the stove.
Julie, WY's Do-bee and store wordsmith.