I'm going all Linda Richman on you.
Look. Just look at what was in my Ravelry inbox when I peeked today......
To: Susan B
Well, that's one of the best things about Ravelry for me...now I have a chance to get to know you.
So consider yourself friended. ;-)***********
Franklin. THE Franklin. Of Panopticon. You know. Insane lace knitter. Long-suffering roommate of Dolores, the world's only (hopefully) chain-smoking sheep. Majorly proud uncle of one of the cuter babies to grace the knit-world in quite some time.
Why is he writing to me, you might ask? To ME?
I groveled shamelessly and sent him the following 'Friend' invite on Ravelry...
....but seeing as how you're so incredibly kind to let all of us in your virtual living room (so to speak) you truly feel like a friend nonetheless.
(Plus if 160 others can eagerly claim you as their friend, I can surely muster up the courage to do so as well, dammit!)
...........and now that I've done so, and now that he's responded, I'm absolutely charmed by how sweet he was, thrilled down to my toes by the fact that his little cartoon picture is now listed in amongst my 18 Ravelry friends, and absolutely horrified at my impertinence. I have the urge to dust off my zafu, pull out my finest pair of lace-knitting circs, and start chanting to Elizabeth Zimmerman and Sharon Miller as a sort of knitter's penance.
(~ say it with me now, my ducks~)