What a great place to go to, we fiber lovers have. Ravelry is an online database of pattern and yarn information that links blogs and web sites together. It is also a social network of people like us, knitters, crocheters and fiberistas.
Jessica Marshall Forbes is the cofounder of Ravelry. She started as a knit blogger who wanted to connect with like-minded people. Out of this idea evolved Ralvelry.
FYI facts about Ravelry from 2012:
"1,114,909 patterns were sold on Ravelry, resulting in $6,177,399.87 in sales!
Ravelers stashed 500,928 miles / 806,165 kilometers of yarn last year – that’s enough to go around the world TWENTY times!
77,680 new patterns were added to the Ravelry database. The most popular day to create a pattern in 2012 was March 23. There were 348 patterns added to Ravelry on that day.
1.85 million projects were created, and 1.37 million projects were finished.
Ravelers made 23 million forum posts, and shared a lot of love – 38.7 million love button clicks were made in 2012!"
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