Monday, June 7, 2010

It's SOCIAL networking, not PSYCHO networking

If you've read this blog for any time at all, you know I'm all gaga over Ravelry. Thousands upon thousands of patterns (most of them free), gazillions of photos of FO's using every yarn in the universe, over 3/4 of a million members--what's not to love, right?

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?


  1. I absolutely love that you use the expression "ass-hat." I know so few people who do, and it is the perfect adjective for certain people.

    I couldn't agree more, and am reluctant to comment.

    The Zauberball is gorgeous!! Did you mention a give-away?

  2. I see rage on the road and disappointment on every corner. So sorry when it crops up on our beloved Ravelry. Please keep doing and saying exactly what you feel.

  3. I think these very same people would not be snarky like that in your face. They feel safe at home behind their computer and are all cocky.

    Congrats on finishing your stole!

  4. I go to Rav for the patterns...I don't bother with any of the forums, etc.

    Congrats on finishing your stole! And that Zauberball looks fantastic :)


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