I Admit It… I’m Hooked
Okay I know… I know… “Mikey you are late, the boat has left… this is old news… blah blah blah blah blah.. Don’t even go there!!”
So this old girl, aka me, finally got into using Ravelry. Pathetic I know… Talk about grand entrance fall flat on my face. My prince is already gone and I left with the left over scraps and warm beer. But let me get back to my point for this blog.
I signed up for Ravelry back when it first came out. I’m probably a veteran by the age of my membership but I am not deserving of a ribbon or even a home coming party! Certainly, I won’t be the home coming queen either. Wait… I’m digressing once again.
I never got into Ravelry. With being social fiend where I have my membership on many different social media platforms. I just felt I would never keep up to Ravelry so I have done nothing with it. I rarely visited it nor did I give it much thought.
So I think the anvil hit me in the head after I fell off the cliff, thanks to that pesky Road Runner. I splatted and realized… “Wait a minute… something is different with Ravelry!” What is different… let me tell you this.
So I met this group of crocheters, combined with a couple friends of mine. OMG, if I hear the word Ravelry one more time… I’m going to break out into River Dance and start kicking my legs into the air without any control. Crap… here I go again! Let me get back onto the train.
I was needing a pattern and my friends are like Ravelry Mikey… go to Ravelry. I’m like… “Are you crazy?” Why Ravelry? Oh boy… tie me to chair and pull out your rubber gloves and start smacking me around… The party is about to begin!
So I went to Ravelry and I searched… Oh look, there’s my non-updated profile. Frig…I must be 30 lbs lighter in that photo. I better update it with the fuller version of me. More to love I always say! LOL
So I searched… Great results… So I searched again… Wait… These patterns are really cool… Searched again and the heavens opened up and I had hamburger lights lighting up my head, least that’s what I think they did on the Touched by an Angel Show. I was cooking under the roasting lights, licking my lips with excitement and craving a thick roast beef with mash patotoes dish!
So for nearly 7 years, this old girls has been missing the boat. My impression of Ravelry is based on signing up way back when I was in diapers on The Crochet Crowd’s development! My thoughts were wrong and I am kicking myself.
So with a bounce in my step and a flick of my super flamboyant wrist to the perfect 90 degree angle and swish in my step, of course. I began to fix up my profile. Over the years, people have featured some of my designs and they were listed. Whacha talk about Willis! I know… it’s true!
What is more remarkable than anything and why I haven’t gone on Ravelry is that I thought everything on Ravelry required me to bend over for a colonoscopy! Oopppsy, I mean pay for the patterns that are there. Same diff! I’ve had one of those… not my most glamourous moments and I still wince at the memory of it.
So in the fear of thinking everything is for sale, there is a heaping of generousity on Ravelry that I never expected. Hey… I’m cheap. I’m all about the free. I could be cheap and easy too, depends on my day and how much hooking I got done.
So now I am hooked. Oh yeah… this hooker is going to Ravelry everyday to see what is new. You know what… I stopped throwing my hands up to fight off my friends and I can keep my eyes front and centre instead of rolling them around and out of control like a hula girl on a dash board that just can’t keep still when going through a construction zone.
So seriously, after my bantering above and revealing my silly, petty and not so pretty thoughts, I misjudged Ravelry. I had no idea what I was missing. I think I just needed to chill and see it from a different perspective.
While I am hoping that many people do not message me through Ravelry as I have my notifications turned off to prevent myself from being a slot machine of winning emails falling out of the bottom at a rate I cannot control. I’m on there… I’m snooping and you know what… I have actually bought a few patterns…. I KNOW… I caved like a big boy on a diet at the all you can eat buffet! Oh jeez!
Well… Join the fun on Ravelry, truly, you’re missing the boat! I’m finally on a dingy floating to see as I missed it years ago! Hope the sharks don’t get me… Oh wait… there’s Flipper… hey Flipper… My what big teeth you have… My your dorsal fin looks different… OH SHEEP! That’s Charlie the Tuna and his best friend Skarky! Gotta jet!