Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Ooh! Look!!

First up, if you don't know what Ravelry is, or haven't yet gotten involved - and yet you are reading this blog... you should know about Ravelry and be getting involved!! Anyone with the slightest interest in knitting, fibre and crafterly minded peoples - get on in there! Here's a link to the Ravelry 'front page' as it were, where some information can be found about this FABULOUS knitting-community/project&stash-organiser/pattern-database/yarn-database... how can I possibly describe all that Ravelry is?! They're still using a waiting list system, to stem to rush of people wanting to jump on in (how can you blame those despreate masses!?) seeing as it's still technically in Beta mode.

For everyone else who is also madly in love with the magnificent Ravelry, I would like to draw your attention to something I found out last week!
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RavelRaiser 2008!!

A fundraising call to all lovers of fibre and users of Ravelry to pitch in a little or a lot towards keeping the parents of Ravelry, Jess and Casey (and not to be forgotten, Bob the boston terrier!) in good health, happiness and with tasty treats! These folks put in a lot of work, need to purchase fancy technological equipment to keep Ravelry running and don't ask a CENT from any of us in membership fees or anything! Bless their little cotton (or wool?) socks!

So far over $50, 000 has been raised! A princely sum indeed, but seeing as both Casey and Jess gave up their normal occupations to design and run ravelry, apart from advertiseing, it's their income!! The generosity of knitters never ceases to amaze me :)

Ravelraiser is on until April 25th - so get on in there and give a little love to the folks that work so hard to provide such an amazing tool/venue/lovebug for we fibre-fiends :) You'll noticea few fun Ravelraiser-style avatars around on the site too, so whip one up for yourself too if you fancy to further promote the ravelraiselicious goodness!! =D

p.s. I know I've been quite absent from the blogosphere lately - we're having some very fun and busy family times at the moment :) more on that later!


nuttnbunny said...

Smashing Ravatar! Thanks for the Raveluv. :-)

Need to PM you for addie so I can send your Pay it Forward giftie.

Lushorama said...

...sure is quiet in here....