Let's just say that a very tiny number of those members can be a little bitchy cranky. On occasion, I venture away from my Rav home groups and add my two cents worth in Remnants, a sort of free-for-all, non-fiber related forum. Lately, it never fails that somebody crawls out of their hole with the need to be snarky. I do not get this AT ALL. How hard is it just to mutter to yourself, "what an ass-hat," then move on? Why the need to make a bitchy snide post about someones personal opinion?
I can handle people not agreeing with me; I have a seventeen year old daughter, so I've got that skill down cold. It's the need to try and make someone feel bad that I just do not understand. It really is possible to tell someone you don't agree with them without taking a verbal dump on their day. Really. And to be fair to Ravelry, this sort of thing happens way worse in other places. If you've ever left a comment at the New York Times, you know exactly what I mean.
But let's move on to happier subjects, shall we? My stole is finished, just needs a few ends sewn in and a good block. It's a pretty simple pattern, but I'm thinking about getting a tech editor for this one. I might offer it for a small fee and donate the proceeds. Need to ruminate on this decision a bit more. Here's a pre-block photo:
I have also come into possession of a some Zauberball...
and I'm thinking it might be time for a little give-away. Aren't you curious now?