Monday, July 16, 2007

On Being Picked Last For The Team

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.

8 comments:

Ur-spo said...

I hope it is not too much like softball; it is not worth it then.

The Other Andrew said...

Ok, something more funner than softball. I don't know, a tickle match with the high school jocks? Then group showering?

Lara said...

On the upside, the people who started the site are now both working full time on it after quitting full time work to concentrate on Ravelry, and word is that they are adding about 1,000 new users every week. Iw won't be much longer now.

I think I only got in quickly because I signed up early before the rest of the world heard about it and signed up. You'll hate me, but I haven't used it much yet...

The Other Andrew said...

::seethe:: ::seethe::

I kid! I don't hate! (Much.) But I do feel like all the cool kids are having all the fun, while I've been tagged as a chess nerd. You know?

I have issues, clearly.

Cecilia said...

Now I feel guilty for having an invitation and not having had enough time to play around with it!

The Other Andrew said...

Oh, fine. Rub my nose in it.

(Of course I'm kidding. Me! Such a kidder!)

ARJ said...

Also an upshot-- by the time you get in there will already be heaps of people there that you can friend & look like an instant rockstar :-)

The Other Andrew said...

Good point ARJ! I fricking OWN this site, bitches. (Or words to that effect.)