What a wonderful place the old world wide web really is.
No matter how many years you have been bowling along the information highway, there will always be huge corners of the web where vibrant engaged communities are thriving away without you ever having come across them
Case in point the glorious Ravelry
"Ravelry has become the Internet tool to help the typical needle-wielder navigate through the woolly wild.
Ravelry is a place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, and dyers to keep track of their yarn, tools and pattern information, and look to others for ideas and inspiration. In addition to serving as a social network site for users to discuss their crafts, Ravelry facilitates micro-business, allowing crafters to sell their knitting patterns or yarns.
Some patterns are free, others cost around $5, often there are links to best wool shops are sites for yarn.
Husband and wife Casey and Jessica Forbes founded Ravelry in May 2007. Their idea was to create a web presence for all fiber artists. It functions as an organizational tool for a variety of fiber arts including knitting, crocheting, spinning, and weaving. Members share projects, ideas, and their collection of yarn, fiber, and tools.
Yes it looks like something from 1995 but that to me just increases the charm of it all.
The real feeling of community and sharing just shines out from every page.
Now I just need to conquer those needles…