Wednesday, October 15, 2008


So I have been a member of Ravelry almost since the very beginning. I haven't done anything with it. I just don't seem to have the time. Is it me, or do others find it a bit time consuming to enter all the stuff you need to, to become a participating member? I have a problem loading pics for some reason, of course I don't use flicker. Guess I could check into that. I also have found alot of the gals seem to be a bit on the younger side. Not that that is a problem, but sometime the conversations just seem to go in a direction I'm really not into. Now before everyone gangs up on me, and touts the benefits of Ravelry, I fully admit I haven't given it a full hearted try! I'm just wondering if I really have the time to do that. Interested in getting feed back on how you think it adds to your fiber life.
I spun up the sample yesterday and it turned out nice. The white seemed to need much more twist that the Alpaca and Merino surprisingly! So today I will blend another breed and see if it spins nicer. Then I will get it up on my site. I'll post a picture later today after I change the mix.
My poor old dog Petey, he is having the hardest time. He is just not getting around well at all. The last 2 days have been very hard. He trips so easy and then plop down he goes, or looses his balance and plop down he goes. Yesterday he fell going down his ramp and got his leg caught in the fence. He did the splits and I could tell he hurt. So I'm out there in my flip flops slipping off them, trying to get him un stuck and to calm him so I can get in the house and get the towel I use to help me move him around, of course it's dinner time and I have left the water running in the sink for some pots and pans! I got him layed down and calm, of course I have water all over, get that turned off, grab the towel and he has dragged himself off the side of the ramp and fell. Now we are talking about 135lbs with no help. Today my back hurts! I know most of you are probably saying, for pete sakes ( no pun intended) put the poor guy down! But most days he's much better, and he's not in pain, and he is so happy to still be part of the family, I just can't bring my self to do it. He loves to go out and watch the goats play, lay in the sun, watch TV and sleep. Most of which doesn't involve moving around much. So while I can, I'll help him move around and complain about it when he gets to heavy :_)


Peg in South Carolina said...

I'm with you on the Ravelry thing. Like you I may not have given it a fair shake. I am primarily a weaver so occasionally go there looking for new weavers. But I am also a spinner and knitter and dyer and I can't say that Ravelry has really been interesting in any real, lasting way.

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I haven't really even been tempted to JOIN Ravelry, as I have more I HAVE to do and more I WANT to do than I have time for already! Why would I want to add a giant time pit to my life?

BTW, I wish my hubby wore vests; I could totally get into knitting him vests! Yours are very handsome.

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

I actually enjoy Ravelry. I dont spend huge amounts of time there but I have found it beneficial; I have found many many paterns there that I have used and I have a venue there where I can talk about things I dont have anywhere else to talk about them! I crochet, spin, tunisian crochet, and just started a group actually :) Called Raw Wool Lovers Unite! kinda corny, I know lol
One thing I dont do though is share projects; most of what I have done lately are already on there and the ones from before are long gone. That saves a lot of time I guess :)

Fairy Spun Fibers said...

Ditto on the Ravelry thing, Dori. I'm a member..and keep forgetting that I am :-) I have WAY better things to do with my time than haunt Ravelry. It's just sooooo boring compared to actually DOING something - lol. I'm with Michelle & Peg - it's a Gigantic Time Wasting Pit.
As for putting Petey down, if he's still having mostly good days and isn't miserable, then I can't imagine being in a hurry to put him down, you know? The dear old thing is still enjoying life, so I sure understand your wanting to keep him with you, in spite of having to help him get around. You 2 are buddies. And that's what friends are for...right?