That’s GIVEN. Check #RavelryAccessibility on twitter. And comparing this to me fighting for my rights is an argument I can’t see at all. Believe it or not I still have stash from TF. People who are physically affected by the change (migraines, seizures, etc.) Required fields are marked *. Because that works so well for minority groups everywhere. It sounds like you’re trying diminish the fight for equal rights all humans should have (such as not being fired, or jailed or the ability to get married), to fighting for gaining healthy access to a knitting site. I do not believe that politics has any place in the world of knitting. There is an open letter on Ravelry today apologizing and explaining recent drama, and it sounds like they threw Cassidy … The response from both Ravelry and Ravelry members who liked the new site was basically, “stop whining, you’ll get used to it if you give it a chance, you just don’t like change,” and the really problematic “you’re exaggerating your problems.” Many of the comments here have echoed these thoughts. There are life and death tragedies happening all around us. I’ve been following you for years. Depending on how I lay it out, the Little Hearts Wrap turned out to be about 84″ long and about 14″ wide. December 2nd, 2020 by & filed under Uncategorized. Thank you for your thoughtful support of Ravelry. They also worked to enflame the others with extreme rhetoric. One thought on Jessica’s response for those who object—she’s caught between someone she values tremendously and a community she loves. Cassidy looks fabulous made in wool, alpaca, cotton or blends using popular worsted gauge yarns. As twisted as 2020 has been, LoLo Body Care is determined to go beyond handcrafting eco-luscious moisturizers - they're changing the conversation in the indie skincare industry. I purchased your pattern fabulous pattern. Also, the post Jess wrote is only available on the bad site. Decided after many days to comment on this issue. It would be greatly appreciated if you would Favorite and/or Queue this design. Ravelry did harm. This, in the midst of changes in our society that are unfathomable. They seem to be generally nice people who don’t give a damn about the disabled. I can’t imagine what I would have done if they were Trump supporters and had decided to exclude any anti-Trump stuff on their site. There are lots of well-written opinions there. What we have been asking for, since the new look has gone live is for the site to be rolled back to the way it was on June 15th 2020. She is ashamed and sincerely sorry. So I’m going to assume that was a mistake and look forward to it being addressed. Making it as an infinity scarf just isn’t worth the effort. Despite the issues I’ve had due to my sexuality, I’ve had far more due to my disability. They know how to respond well, they did a good job around the Trump problem. People that attack typically just make me dig in my heels. It gave me a hobby which in turn led to a career, which I am forever grateful to Ravelry for. Update 8/3/2020: Designer KatieBea posted on Instagram that she received an email from Cassidy, one of the founders of Ravelry, saying “we have found zero evidence that there is anything about the new design that causes migraines or seizures.” In her post she writes “ For well over a month, we have begged you to do something. Ravelry claims to have eight million users. For free. Some of them have disabilities, undiagnosed disabilities. Being tolerant of each others’ different beliefs is fine, as long as others’ beliefs don’t trample on my rights. Ravelry has enhanced my knitting life immeasurably, and I have found criticism of the new interface — and of Cassidy and Jessica — disproportionate and, in some cases, inexplicable. He includes knitting tutorials, proficiency skills assessment tools, video lessons and resources for finding yarn and knitting tools. Also on the Current Knitting front. Co-founder of Ravelry.com. I LOVE this garment. Update 8/3/2020: Designer KatieBea posted on Instagram that she received an email from Cassidy, one of the founders of Ravelry, saying "we have found zero evidence that there is anything about the new design that causes migraines or seizures. This very long blog post did little to address the real issues. People have been hurt physically by their site. I found the change of design somehow unprofessional, as in professional software work you announce changes like this in advance and tell about the changes in advance, offering means to communicate on errors or problems. I 100% agree! I’m keenly aware of how I would feel if suddenly unable to use Ravelry. Co to tedy to Ravelry je? Especially with people prodding them with sharp sticks. I have witnessed a lot more love and support vs … However, when you have a monopoly on services within a community and then make a huge change so that a group of people, who are often dismissed, not included and not believed in everyday life, are unable to use that resource, and in some cases are physically harmed when they try to use it and are ignored when they speak out and in some cases verbally abused it kind of sucks to be told “well maybe if you were nicer about it.” Right. Bravo Joe. I like your bear by the way. New Ravelry. So I will frog it. Ravelry is a community site, an organizational tool, and a yarn & pattern database for knitters and crocheters. Ravelry Inclusive, friendly website for people around the . I came across this blog somehow…. What is that?…. I really think I found it on Google. People were 6 weeks ago, very very nice. Thanks for your sane response that helps me see someone else’s perspective. A design system is a defined set of web components and styles that can be combined in different ways, … Thanks for your Zooms. They have enriched my life. Tone deaf does not begin to describe this! Then the whiz bang Lookit! I agree entirely with your thoughts on Ravelry. September 16, 2020 - 2020. You mischaracterize what I wrote. CraftGossip | Start Here | Contact Us | Link to Us | Your Editors | Privacy and affiliate policy. As always, your reaction is well thought out and wise, delivered in your kind tone. Thank you for this post. Actually, I don’t think Ravelry is a villain. Your logo even causes issues for people with astigmatism. Let’s continue to go with Ravelry and enjoy + promote the worldwide knitting community! One point that has not been discussed and only mentioned briefly by one other person is the monopoly that Ravelry has. And the magazines are getting thinner and thinner. I don’t fault them for making the mistake. Ravelry: A letter from Jessica, 30th July 2020. Eventually, it will be a stuffed bear. Discussions around accessibility, inclusion, readability and the ADA are common. Knitting Skills Proficiency Tutorial – Circular Cable Needles, the pattern Bear (Knit a Teddy) by Sarah Gasson, Annual Holiday Gift List for Yarn Crafters. Their stand against supporting Trump was brave and just. Best wishes! Even the ones that disagreed with me. As a now older knitter and spinner, I have to find work arounds for things that used to be easier. Thank you for your well thought out and expressed review of the current Ravelry brouhaha, and your spot-on suggestions to deal with the various angles on the subject. Ravelry: A letter from Jessica, 30th July 2020… Chic Knits Cassidy features low-bulk easy cables, non-binding ribbing, flattering set-in sleeves and a patterned hood for casual elegance and charm. I’m keenly aware of how I would feel if suddenly unable to use Ravelry. and are bereft at losing such a valuable tool. But I am a fan of the web site and the recent Ravelry response to users. That is no longer the case. Drawing parallels do you think people should have been “nicer” when fighting for gay rights? You seem to be so invested in your opinion, that you would prefer to have Ravelry be villains. Cassidy and I are creating a Ravelry design system, which will help us work on big new features together that Ravelers have been requesting for a long time. For instance, while members of the LGBTQ community continued to be killed, denied jobs and housing and still don’t have equality in my country, my response should be the same for a knitting web site. At present, Ravelry is actively harming users, including LGBT+ and POC users. Thanks for that perspective on why people got less nice as there was no response. But this is “forgivable” (is this a correct word) as the people of Ravelry are openhearted, giving people and we owe them our gratitude and patience as well. I am confident that was not the intent. I’ve been with Rav for nearly 13 years; through a giant amount of the growth from when you had to request access. Chic Knits Cassidy features low-bulk easy cables, non-binding ribbing, flattering set-in sleeves and a patterned hood for casual elegance and charm. I understand that. Generally the meeting dissolves into a bit of a debate where each party advocates for it’s audience. I can’t imagine you’d want anyone to tolerate white supremacy as a belief, for instance. Tak vymyslela Ravelry, které ji pomohl vytvořit její manžel Cassidy. I hope it doesn’t go on much longer! I’m using the pattern Bear (Knit a Teddy) by Sarah Gasson. There was no warning. Sickness, job strife, locked up at home, families at risk, home schooling. The “go back to classic” also doesn’t work. Nothing personal. Those who really hate any change and took the changes as an opportunity to join in the chorus of naysayers. I look forward to your thoughts as much as your creative endeavors. (I don’t however think that you should have the same response for a knitting site as for other issues and I don’t think I ever implied that you should. This whole thing is the actual definition of abalism. Ravelry has enhanced my knitting life immeasurably, and I have found criticism of the new interface — and of Cassidy and Jessica — disproportionate and, in some cases, inexplicable. But it’s not a monopoly. These many features are broken down by Maria Hellstrom into three capability spaces: labor, social, and marketplace.[6]. I disagree completely. It you are objection, it’s is a brilliant mindful response. As someone who has spent far too much time developing software and ‘apps,” I can honestly tell you no one ever sets out to intentionally exclude anyone. However I’ve also learned from long experience that no matter how much I’ve sometimes felt justified in launching attacks while trying to get customer satisfaction and however cathartic they may have been I’ve rarely if ever been successful. My biggest challenge these days will be attacking my considerable stash for the perfect yarn. It’s a kind of social contract – and a side use that maybe wasn’t intended but has nonetheless continued and grown to an industry that permeates the knit/crochet/yarn world and is a side hustle for many. There was only one change I didn’t like. I think a massive part of it was the amount of time they spent dealing with issues and complaints. So when I see them attacked, rather than calmly criticized, it’s very hard to take and I am with you: go build your own Ravelry. Apparently this is not possible as nothing has changed, and the staff has offered actual proof that nothing has changed. Finally, the notion that politics doesn’t have a place is in the world of knitting is at best naive and simplistic. Give them some time and you’ll have a ravelry you love to use. So far, I’m liking it very much. On Sunday, June 23, 2019, Casey Forbes, Ravelry's developer, owner, and administrator, released a … What we have been asking for, since the new look has gone live is for the site to be rolled back to the way it was on June 15th 2020. Their first reactions were “harsh” as the critique was so “harsh” but this is nothing compared with the value the site gives us. You expressed my thoughts pretty well. Cassidy was not in a state to be talking with people, though she does understand that this is no excuse and that the emails that she wrote were hurtful. An anti-Ravelry group on Facebook, she says, regularly "throws horrible transphobic stuff" at Ravelry co-founder Cassidy Forbes, who came out as a trans woman in August. There is an open letter on Ravelry today apologizing and explaining recent drama, and it sounds like they threw Cassidy right under the bus: I need a break from the masks. It is a wonderful resource. Thanks for your thoughtful rumination. This was missed. Not so many years ago (I guess I’m showing my age) you could buy patterns at your local yarn store or even department stores. Ah! Yes, it is by far the most comprehensive database of patterns that I know of. And I find it outrageous that you would equate fight for civil rights to the denial of access to a knitting web site. That is not ok. Je jí osobní poznámkový blok, kam si můžeš ukládat návody, které chceš háčkovat, psát si poznámky k projektům, na … They chose not to do this. I am very glad to have finished a VERY long shawl. For the first three categories, I say fuck off. I’ve cheered Jess and Cassidy’s successes, been fascinated by how the website works and mourned community members losses. If you have an issue with what I wrote today, you’re welcome to comment with a dissenting point of view. I’ve been kind of freaked out by the response to the change and am appreciative of you taking time to examine the situation. Can you guess what this is? And yes, I do think disability rights are a civil rights issue. (Which is fine, nobody ever said they have to care, I just don’t think they should market themselves as inclusive in that case.). I find Ravelry to be an incredibly useful tool. Ravelry’s second function is to chart everything that exists in the knitting world—it is an enormous library of patterns, yarns, and designers. Jessica for the Ravelry team: Cassidy, Mary Heather, Sarah, Livia and Christina I can do this because I had a very generous yarn donation, am retired and do this in my free time. I think that it was a bit more than just that. A grown person would never make that equivalency to a person who’s blog was called “Queer Joe”. I too am able to use Ravelry, with the old look, just fine. All that said, I still love the site, the people and the unique value they have given us. In fact, some of the things they responded with were hurtful. Perfectly stated, thank you. Hair Fürer? Sarah Bradberry July 30, 2020 Websites 2 Comments Sponsored Links Cassidy Forbes from Ravelry is now sending out emails to people saying there is no problem with the new ravelry design, that it does not cause migraines and seizures and that people should “consider the sources” of such information. Some, like yours have only confirmed my opinions. It will take a period of adjustment, but in the future Cassidy… I filled in their questionnaire aimed at resolving its issues as it seemed more useful than hurling abuse! I do not have huge problems with the new site but I got headaches and sore eyes when I spent even a few hours on the site – I don’t know if it was the contrast or the refresh rate or what – I don’t have problems with computers/screens – I spend all my day on them for work. Where else could I find a comprehensive database of patterns, yarns and forums that also allow me to track and document my projects and library of knitting books and magazines? Thank you for sharing your thoughts around Ravely and the changes. Cassidy. Is it a monopoly when it’s free? 100% agree!!!!! Call Us Now. But I did start two new projects (although  you’ll only get to see progress photos of one of them). Ravelry’s new logo for their “non gendered” design. October 15, 2020 - 2020. I‘ll always miss them and you!❤️. Second, my biggest issue with this whole thing is that it was just dropped out of the blue. AND published a pattern for it! The face is perfect. Wife of Casey, Mom to Eloise and August (small humans) & Bob (Boston Terrier). She no longer has access to the customer service emails and her Ravelry mail is disabled. When I look at the new site the letters blur together and it looks like the words are split in half diagonally and then one half is slid slightly on the diagonal so the letters don’t line up. Hi Joe. All it does is encourage these bubble wrapped fools. 0 8 3 8 6 0 6 8 9 8. For well over a month, we have begged you to do something. 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