There are over a million members on knitting's own social network site Ravelry. Despite the ever-growing number of crafters, the team behind the site remains relatively small. Just a handful of people work behind the scenes to bring the knitting and crocheting community together from all over the globe. In fact, with the addition of their latest team member, they have now reached a grand total of five.
That gives Austin special bragging rights for being home to the site's second developer. After a long search, the new addition was announced earlier this month. Christina, or oharethey online, is a web application developer originally from upstate New York who also spins and knits.
Tomorrow, Austin knitters can meet Christina at The Knitting Nest. The store has hosted Team Ravelry in the past, and is excited to have a member in their own backyard. To celebrate, they'll be playing a game called 'Last Knitter Standing' starting at 3 p.m. To play, bring a pair of size 7 needles along with some worsted weight yarn. Otherwise, just bring whatever work in progress you have and a warm welcome for Christina. Show her that no other city loves Ravelry like Austin. And if you have a feature you'd like to see on the site, now might be the time to mention it.
Also, if you registered for the Hill Country Yarn Crawl with in-store pick-up at the Nest, bags and passports are now available.
For more on Austin knitting, literature, and more, visit my personal blog, the knitlit twit.