Thursday, April 10

Calling all Ravelers

If you are a Raveler, I'm sure you're wondering how your fibrecraft life survived before Ravelry came along! What's not to love in the fact that in Ravelry, you have everything at your fingertips.

Wondering what that pattern in Knitty looks like on a size 16 model or in a different yarn? Got two skeins of Malabrigo and need inspiration for a gift for your mum? Looking for a free pattern for a neck warmer? Or do you just want to sound off about problems with a particular yarn or talk about your knitting tattoos?

Well it's all there in Ravelry, and much, much more besides. I've been on the site since last September, and still haven't managed to do half the things I intended to! The most amazing thing is that it's all FREE! It was set up by the wonderful Jess and Casey in their spare time at first; they are now working on it full-time, and although they are earning money from advertising and Amazon sales, they still need money for things like buying a new server to store all our yarn and project pics on, since the site is growing and growing.

Julie of Fricknits has set up a fundraiser for Ravelry; for each $10 you donate, you get one entry into the prize draw. She has loads of great prizes on offer, donated by spinners, dyers, designers, yarn companies and so on, and so far has managed to raise almost US$30,000!

If you are a Raveler, get over there and put a little bit back. If you're not a Raveler, get your name on the waiting list as soon as you can! You don't know what you are missing out on!!!!

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