The hot new website amongst the knitterati is a site called Ravelry. It's an online community that's not dissimilar to sites like Flickr (for the photo community), one that let's you share your projects, post photos, communicate with other knitters, even log all of your yarn stash. It's so hot right now. You have to apply to join and are put onto a waiting list. I signed up on the waiting list a while back, because quite frankly I hate the idea of missing out on the fun if there's fun to be had.
While I was at pub knitting yesterday the topic of Ravely came up, and a couple of the knitters there mentioned that they had signed up and around three weeks later were approved and doing their thing. It reminded me that it's been a while since I signed up. Coincidentally Kris just linked to a page on the Ravelry website, the ansty page, that let's you look up where you are on the waiting list.
Here's the thing. I signed up over 6 weeks ago, and there are still more than 2,000 people ahead of me. WTF? I don't know what the criteria for approval is, but as an enthusiastic novice knitter I'm really keen to get on there and start sharing. Ravelry, don't make me use this blog to talk about NOTHING OTHER THAN KNITTING. I will do it.
Suddenly, it's like being 10 and waiting, waiting, to be picked for softball.