Saturday, September 15, 2007


So I got my Ravelry invitation. After months and weeks of waiting, it arrived mere moments before I was to head off with my son's 5th grade class for their big overnight trip to Echo Ranch. Aaacckk! I signed in, just for the thrill, and then grabbed my gear and headed out the door.

I was a little bit late to join the party, even though I started hearing the Ravelry buzz way back last spring. I must admit that at first I just didn't get it. I have a blog, why do I need Ravelry? Also, more true confessions, I fretted that maybe I wasn't cool enough. Luckily with a little peer pressure, I got on the list right before this post set off a stampede. For those of you still waiting, I know it's hard, but it's totally worth it!!

I think Ravelry is brilliant. I wish I'd thought of it. And I am definitely cool enough. The only draw back is, it is seriously putting a dent in my actual knitting time, not to mention laundry, cleaning and family time.

Between camping and Ravelling, I don't have a lot of knitting to show for myself, but I can't bear a photo-less post, so I'll leave you with these:

Evening at Echo Ranch

If you want to find me over at Ravelry, I'm kathyinjuneau.


Knitting Bandit said...

Hey--at least you showed the willpower to resist Ravelry long enough to go with your child! Good mom. You could've just said, "hey kiddo, sorry, but I've been waiting a long time for this invite. We'll go next year. Okay? I'll buy you a pony."

textilejunkie said...

Crazy mad time eater that ravelry is, but what a resource.

And like your totally awesome cool (said in my best valley girl squeak voice ) :P

Nancy said...

Ok so I don't know what ravelry is my excuse is I am in Unalakleet!!! So fill me in on the dirt!

Hope all is well down south and if I am ever in your part of Alaska we should have coffee sometime! Same here if you find yourself lost and happen to be in Unalakleet stop by for coffee or tea, and some knitting!


Hilary said...

SO pretty. *sigh* When are we coming back to visit?

chris said...

Gotcha! And I'm glad you're there - it's a neat place.

Those photo's are just wonderful - and you camped there? Coolio!

TheAmpuT said...

I shall find you!! I somehow managed to get in during the beta, believe it or not. And I dont have my stuff very update, because, well, as you now's a whole 'nother knitting project!

SandraD. said...

I just have been invited onto Ravelry and I now understand it's great power. I live in CA, but vacationed in AK this summer. I think about it everyday. I have never seen anything so beautiful. I have never lived in the snow so have no reference point for it. Your photos are wonderful, thank you.
Sandra D. leafandbranch on Ravelry.