If Everyone Jumped off a Cliff…

August 10th, 2007 | View Comments

…apparently I’d watch. And keep watching until everyone had jumped. And then, after carefully thinking about every possible pro or con of jumping or not jumping, I’d still wind up jumping simply because everyone else is doing it so therefore it must be awesome.

Or that’s what I would do, if my relationship with Ravelry is any indication.

Found you!

  • You signed up on Today.
  • You are #24663 on the list.
  • 15986 people are ahead of you in line.
  • 0 people are behind you in line.
  • 34% of the list has been invited so far.

I am nothing if not chronically behind the times. I first heard about Ravelry three months ago during Episode 48 of Cast-On and finally decided to join today.

I normally refuse to join social networking sites. I don’t do Friendster or Myspace or Facebook, despite having lots of people tell me that I should. They just seem like scary places to me. I’d sooner jump into a mosh pit of poisonous spiders.

But Ravelry seemed different. A lot less drunken photography and being tracked down by former bosses and people you don’t remember from 2nd grade, and a lot more, y’know, knitting.

So I jumped. And now I get to wait.

CogKnition posted this on August 10th, 2007 @ 5:02pm in Knitting on the Web, Life as a Knitter | Permalink to "If Everyone Jumped off a Cliff…"


  1. Alex says:

    I don’t like social networking sites like Myspace, either. Ravelry is actually useful, though. You can use it just for stash or needle organization, you can look up patterns/yarns you want to use and see others’ opinions and results, and you can use it for social networking (messaging, forums). It’s pretty cool.

  2. Ellen says:

    Ravelry is fabulous! I have been on there for a few months now and it’s pretty addicting. I’d be pretty lost without it at this point… by the way, I don’t like social networking sites either, especially MySpace… but Ravelry’s different.

  3. Tammy says:

    I agree with Alex and Ellen, I find Ravelry very useful and fun. I don’t do the social sites very much, I find them boring. I also find Ravelry keeps me honest and a bit more monogomous with my projects because I want to check them off as complete on Ravelry. Huge listmaking geeks paradise really.

  4. Jen says:

    Ravelry isn’t anything like a myspace or social networking thing. It’s a very very useful online project notebook that centralizes all your projects with your blog and makes it easy to find who’s knitted what. Say I’m looking to make something with my 8 skeins of Karabella Breeze, but I have no ideas. I can look and see what everybody who has knitted with it has made. Or if I want to make the Jemima sweater and I want to see what colors or other yarns people used. You can do that. Plus you can talk to people through private messages or forums. It’s fab, I promise! :)