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Posted - 08/19/2013 :  10:49:25 PM  Show Profile Send eldergirl a Private Message  Reply with Quote

A week ago, I was often the only knitter on KR Forums. Granted it was late at night, but it seemed as if I was one of the only two or three who posted that day, that week.

I was faithful....I kept checking in, but the "active topics" were almost nonexistent :O !

A little disheartening, but I have been a member for several years, and late summers are kind of slow.....

But two or three days ago, the "Active Topics" exploded! We have 20 posts today!

Why the sudden happy explosion? Where has "everybody" been? Why did you-all post this weekend, all of a sudden?

An Enquiring Mind would like to know !!!

Best wishes,


PS. My friends might say I was reading my Helen MacInness again ! ?

Life is beautiful.

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Posted - 08/20/2013 :  03:58:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi, Anna!

We've had a lot of new members joining us in the past week or so—so I think new folks are visiting established topics, posting in this section, etc. I'm happy when I see the names I clicked "yes" on becoming part of our community!

Another reason for the explosion is the KR Retreat—the emails have been received, and the excitement is just beginning to build.

I'm one who checks KR way more than I ought to, and I agree it's a little bit of a letdown to see that I'm the only person here at that moment. My guess is that it's summer, and there's a lot going on in our lives, but I miss reading about our knitting and our not-knitting.

I'm really glad you asked the question, because it made me think about being more involved than I have been—by participating, not just reading.


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Posted - 08/20/2013 :  1:01:17 PM  Show Profile Send jtamsn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'd been wondering the same thing for awhile.
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Posted - 08/20/2013 :  8:43:45 PM  Show Profile Send Shalee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm usually on more than once a day, but last week I was on VACATION!! I ran away for the week to Cape Girardeau, MO. to visit the Erlbacher Gearhart Company that makes the only Circular Sock Machines manufactured in the USA. I went down to take some classes and spend money! I had a wonderful time but by the time I got back to the motel, each night, I was exhausted. They are such wonderful people and willing to help any way they can. If you think about buying a CSM then they are the people to contact! No, I'm not affiliated with them, I just spend money there!

Sharon in NW PA
I always wanted my own library but I didn't realize it would be all knitting books!

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Posted - 08/21/2013 :  10:33:10 AM  Show Profile Send kbshee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sharon--so cool!

I think what happens is that when there are no active topics, I'm less likely to interact (start a new topic, etcetera). Bad kbshee.

kim in oregon
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Posted - 08/21/2013 :  12:12:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit minh's Homepage Send minh a Private Message  Reply with Quote
As some of you know, I am moving quite a bit this year! In March I moved from Boston to Dublin and in a few weeks I am moving from Dublin to London. Of course this means a lot of paperwork, packing, and to-do lists and not that much time for knitting (both posting on KR and actual knitting time). I also miss my LYS in Cambridge (Gather Here) where I used to take at least one class a week.
I hope things get a bit less hectic once I am in London and that I will be more active in the knitting community, both online and in the real world. But I did go to a Yarn Tasting last week with presentations by Debbie Bliss and Louisa Harding :)
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Posted - 08/21/2013 :  1:00:56 PM  Show Profile Send anderknit a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Minh, I did not know that you left Cambridge. Best wishes to you in your new locations, new endeavors!

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' "
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Posted - 08/22/2013 :  11:42:12 AM  Show Profile Send flicka a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Where I have been is: in the knitting doldrums. I have accomplished a bit of garter stitch, and the one-row scarf is perpetually on my needles. If that's not the doldrums, I don't know what is. Maybe when summer is really over I will get inspired.


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Posted - 08/22/2013 :  8:40:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit Luann's Homepage Send Luann a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am not on here nearly as often as I used to be. Blame some of it on my cross-country move (now in Northern California). Now that Little Luann is back in school, I hope to be here more often!

Knit and let knit!
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Posted - 08/23/2013 :  06:07:46 AM  Show Profile Send donnawatk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Anna, I've been here, Its seems I'm always here on early mornings. I wish I could say hi to Jane some morning we are the only two on line. Donna
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Posted - 08/24/2013 :  05:09:49 AM  Show Profile Send ozknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by ozknitter


I've been away for quite some time and when I returned I noticed there used to be much less people than there seems to be.

Also a lot of the topics are completely empty.

Knit in peace and harmony


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Posted - 08/24/2013 :  09:48:42 AM  Show Profile Send phlame a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I check in every has been slow, but then, it is summer!

Shirley, Dana Point, CA

...I'm fairly certain that, given a cape and a nice tiara, I could save the world.

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Posted - 09/02/2013 :  4:22:56 PM  Show Profile Send knittingrunner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Knitting mojo has been flat since May!

This has been a summer of racing our mountain biking cumulating in the Shenandoah Mountain 100 mile race near Harrisonburg, VA yesterday.

My brain has started leaning towards fiber and re-visiting WIPs so maybe it is time to pick up the needles again.

Websurfing has started to include some more knitting sites in addition to all the biking sites...

Bike, Knit, (run)!
knittingbiker on Ravelry
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Posted - 09/02/2013 :  6:02:14 PM  Show Profile Send a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've been lazy! Sorry, eldergirl!


Keep on knitting!
A balanced diet is a peanut butter cookie in each hand!
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Posted - 09/19/2013 :  06:29:07 AM  Show Profile Send Carolm7323 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Love Helen Macinnes! New to Knitters Review and really enjoy reading all the posts
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Posted - 09/19/2013 :  7:19:04 PM  Show Profile Send EmEm a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Eldergirl, I so agree. This past weekend I logged in to find that I was the only person connected. I remember thinking that if I (at less than 100 posts) am the only one connected, we're in big trouble. I agree that the topics have been slow lately, but I was thinking that with the start of the school year and the end of summer, everyone was busy getting into a new routine. At less than 100 posts, I'm not the best communicator, but I usually log in each day to check out what's happening. Thanks for being such a good leader in the topics department.
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