Monday, October 15, 2007

I'm a Raveler


Yes, finally, #24,153 got invited into the party.

A Wonderful New World
I am majorly impressed with all the work that's been put into this site, and how extensive the participation has been of the folks already signed up.

Personally, I was invited in on Friday, and I have already set up all my current projects, and some of my older projects. I've added a few items in my stash. I've added all my knitting books (that Ravelry has in their database). I've signed into three groups and have about a dozen friends so far.

If you're already a member, feel free to add me as a friend (I'll do the same), send a message, add any of my projects as favorites, etc., etc.

Finally, Marilyn mentioned this, but if you are a member, and you like the new fiberspace, and you have the means to do so, I would highly recommned that you support the developers by either buying a t-shirt or two, or making a direct contribution. I understand they'll be allowing members to join for free, and eventually, they will probably have advertising that will pay for their work, but as of now, it's simply a tremendous effort.

Current Knitting/Crocheting
I worked diligently on the crochet lace tablecloth this weekend, and got some decent results.



Not only did I complete 9 of the smaller filler-motif stars, but I also added three more larger stars. At this pace, I may actually have a tablecloth that could be used for Thanksgiving.

Readers' Comments/Questions
Angel asks if I've every used the Clover Soft Touch Crochet Hooks?

Knit store worker and all-around great guy, Steve, showed me one of the Clover Soft Touch Crochet Hooks at Twist, and it looked kind of intriguing, but it didn't seem any longer than the regular hooks, and seemed like it would still poke me in the palm of my hand. But I may try one anyway to see how I like it.

7 comments:

Cara said...

I just saw the catalog for this show: Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting http://www.madmuseum.org/site/c.drKLI1PIIqE/b.1506945/k.3AD7/Radical_Lace__Subversive_Knitting.htm
and there were some crocheted tablecloths that you might be interested to see. Have you seen this show already?

M-H said...

Oh Lord. We find tiping just so difficult (how much? who? when?), and now you tell me we should have tipped the cleaning staff as well? This is our fourth hotel on this trip and we didn't have any idea we should have done this ::sigh:: Apprently we've already insulted bell boys all the way up the West Coast ($1 a bag? who knew?) and now this. I'm a totally failed tourist.

Moorecat said...

Hi Joe, the tablecloth is growing quickly, but I think I see a mistake (gulp). If you look at the third row from the top and the second motif from the right, it looks as if it has been joined at a different angle from the other motifs, so that it stands upright on one point, instead of two points.

If this is part of the design, then please excuse my ignorance.

Isis said...

Hi QJ,

I've been mostly a lurker on your site, but it is one of my favorites, and so I'll add you as a friend on Ravelry, too, because I just got my invitation this morning!

Keep up the good work (the knitting and ESPECIALLY the politics)!

Kathy said...

oh, you raveler show offs! I've got about 1,000 people in front of me still but I'm encouraged by their increasing throughput; I think I might be in by the end of this week--can NOT wait.

You know you don't have to solicit favorites, Joe. Not with calves like those...

Ravel me, ravel me!!!

Deborah C. said...

Hi Joe, and welcome to the party! I'm fairly new in Ravelry, too, and have just started adding projects, friends, and stuff. It truly is a time-suck!

The tablecloth looks lovely.

Cynthia said...

I saw Radical Lace earlier this year in NY and indeed, there were several items you might find of interest.

I also was just added to Ravelry, but I haven't had the time to properly hang-out, explore and add. When I do, you will be on my friend list in no time....