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!

4 comments:

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!

--Krista

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?