I just joined Ravelry today. I learned about the site through podcasts about knitting and crochet. It seemed like the guest designer or the podcaster always said they could be reached through Ravelry. After waiting four days, I was excited to get my invite to join.
I have to say, I'm feeling a little discouraged. I had a terrible time getting it to upload my profile pic. I had to ask my husband for help who only succeeded after changing the format to something I've never heard of before. I'm not exactly brand new to formatting and loading pictures, so that was frustrating. Next I joined a group and tried to share a picture of one of my novelty yarns. I used a url from my Flickr photostream thinking that a lot of people must use their Flickr pics. It didn't work.
So now I'm taking a break. I have to be in the right mood to puzzle my way through. Words of wisdom or encouragement would be very welcome. There are tons of Ravelry members who seem very happy, so I'm sure I'll figure it out. It seems like a really fun place to share designs and work on projects with other people.