February 24, 2010

I Marvel at Ravelry and Ravelers

As I mentioned in my previous post, I'm running out of yarn for my Inca Marl Coat. The ruffle isn't long enough and I have one measly skein left (even though I bought the recommended amount it won't be enough).

So, based on a story Jennifer told me a while back about running out of yarn and using Ravelry to search other people's stashes...I went on Ravelry and found 3-4 people with the same yarn colorway and dyelot as I'm using (heck they even bought it at Webs like I did).

After sending messages to several people, I found Lynn (Rav link) who had 2 skeins leftover from a project. In fact, she acquired these 2 skeins in the same way I went about it. She suggested that instead of the "Traveling Pants" these become the "Traveling Skeins".

I marvel at how Ravelry has changed how we can search and work and knit. I marvel at the kindness of fellow Ravelers who reach out and help each other. Thank you, Ravelry and thank you, Lynn!


Beth said...

I'm so glad you found your yarn!

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean about Ravelry. I was able to get 3 skeins of a yarn from someone on Ravelry for way less than I would have from a store. And yesterday a knitting friend emailed me and asked if I had any ideas for a certain pattern... I didn't but I sent her straight to Ravelry! I hope she joins finally!


Sara said...

Yay! Glad you found your yarn.

Jennifer said...

Yeah! I'm so glad you found your yarn and you found a kind soul. I was so thrilled to be able to finish BF's sweater with a kind soul on Ravelry. Can't wait to see your FO.

How's the snow?