Guilty pleasures . . . for THATCamp!

So my 15-year-old son and his friends attended a science camp this past summer. Their running joke was that they’d decided they could get away with nearly anything if they cried “For Science!” as they did the deed. I’m going to try it with one of my guilty pleasures–the digital knit and crochet community Ravelry.

Proposing a Ravelry session–for THATCamp!

I love this site. I refer to it every time that I think about beginning another knitting project. I look for patterns, yarn suggestions, and photos of other knitter’s projects. The site’s founders have done a brilliant job of identifying the different points during a project where one might want to consult a community of users. How might this site be used as a model for digital humanities projects or digital humanities support? What does the success of this site suggest about how we might construct digital support structures for our own communities? What other websites out there might we use as models for our work? Share your guilty pleasure, and let’s see if we can find some models for our DH work.

And, heck, bring your knitting or crochet projects along. You know you want to.

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3 Responses to Guilty pleasures . . . for THATCamp!

  1. Yay! Ravelry! I’ve been knitting for about a year, and I love this site. The personal Ravelry notebook is one great feature. I just might bring my current project for my first “knit in public.”

  2. sagreen1 says:

    I don’t know how to knit, but have long been interested in learning anything about it. Love the proposal!

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