Yup, my Ravelry invitation came yesterday afternoon. Even Hubby was getting vaguely interested by this time so even though I`d already checked twenty minutes before he came in, I checked again. Bingo!
I`m registered as...guess who....Spinningfishwife. I couldn`t be Spinning Fishwife because you`re not allowed more than 16 characters in your name, it seems, including spaces.
Hmm. Well, it`s not quite what I expected. The database facility to search yarns, patterns and what people have done with both is fantastic...I`ve been poking around in that, looking at everything anyone has made out of the more obscure yarns in my stash and inspecting 70+ pairs of Falling Leaves socks etc. Very useful, nothing else quite like it out there on the web. I think it`s a total winner.
Forums? Do I need to belong to more forums? No I do not, but I`ll probably join in at some point. Ditto the Groups thingie. Both duplicates of things we have plenty of already. Nice to have it all in one place, I suppose.
It was a bit like first day at university, really. Vast place, not sure what`s going on or quite what you`re meant to be doing, too much choice and not enough time. I`m sure I`ll get round everything in time and 75% of it won`t be of the least interest or relevence to my preferred sort of craftwork, but I will look of course. But if that`s what it`s like now, Gawd knows what it`s going to be like when 5,000 folk per week start arriving!
Anyway, the Falling Leaves socks? You`ll be pleased to hear I conquered the crochet cast on short row heel on the fourth try, and am now on the lace section. Pity I can`t carry a 12-stitch repeat pattern over three repeats in my head with any great reliability, but that`s the challenge, no? At least we have Post-It notes!