Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Fans of Afghans for Afghans on Ravelry

Renee introduced herself earlier, and referred to the A4A group on Ravelry. A bunch of you probably aren't familiar with Ravelry, so I thought I'd tell you a few things. It is HUGE -- literally hundreds of thousands of members. When I joined, the waiting list was months long; now you apply and become a member the same day. You can, for instance, look to see what others have done with their skein of Famous Designer Limited Edition sock yarn (don't search that -- I made it up :) ) or what yarns people have used for a pattern you have in mind. Or you can join any of hundreds of groups for techniques, causes, or areas you're interested in. The A4A group is called Fans of Afghans for Afghans. Compared to this blog, it's kind of the same but different (my sister's favorite phrase when we were kids) -- in other words, it's complementary. You can belong to both and not feel like you're reading the same stuff twice. Of course, you don't have to go to Ravelry at all! I just thought I'd let you know what it's about, in case it's new to you and might be of interest.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

I'm on Ravelry as LongmontKathy - one cool thing that Elizabeth didn't mention is the Ravelympics, and our Fans of Afghans for Afghans team -- a fun motivation for finishing that last sweater/socks/vest for the March 1 deadline!

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