Sunday, December 2, 2007

ravelry and unraveled

Ok, ravelry blows me away.
the concept is both fabulous and frightening,
Thousands of knitters, all over the world, exposed to the whole world, all their projects, patterns, ideas, dreams, hopes and mistakes there for your awe, admiration or amazement....and yet, it makes me a little uneasy. It makes me feel a little like a voyeur, and even more like a failure.
I don't have time to upload my stash contents, my wip, my fo, maybe I am different or challenged, but if I took the time it took, when would I knit? when would I do laundry?
Even if I never updated myself on ravelry and just visited it for inspiration, there is so much great knitting there, I can see it eating up hours of my time, just wandering from one great pattern to the next and admiring one great knitter after another, lusting after the next new yarn......
Is it just me that has to work for a living? where the hell do these people get their time for knitting and money for yarn?
ok, this is not a rant, it is just that ravelry is, for me, at once both truly awesome and truly overwhelming, and not just a little "big brother is watching me and my knitting"...(who me, paranoid?)


  1. Here! Here! But, look, I can track my "friends" blogs in ravelry and it makes it easier to waste, er um, I mean spend more time. It'll be interesting when all the hype moves on to the next big internet thing . . . back to actual knitting time!

  2. It's not quite so daunting if you do a little at a time on ravelry. I haven't put my stash up there, but then it's tiny and I don't know if it's worth my effort. I have put my wips and fo's up though and did it by adding just a few each day. You should do it, it'll be completely worth it to you!


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