Driving Miss JoJo
Playing in the Dirt

What's In a Name?

When it comes to Ravelry, I was pretty much an early-adapter.

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Yep.  I am Ravelry #11,638 (and given that there are now, like. . . what?  5 million Ravelers?), that's pretty darn early in the game.


When I first signed up -- and this was BEFORE I ever commented on anyone's blog (although I did read y'all), BEFORE I had cancer, and BEFORE I realized that you just couldn't hide your identity on the Internets), I didn't know what "Ravelry name" to choose.

I mean . . . I couldn't just choose my own name, could I?

(Back in 2007, it was the fashion to choose a "clever" play-on-words kind of name.  Remember?)

So, after weighing my options, I ended up choosing "knitonegardentoo."  And . . . it sufficed.  It reflected two of my personal passions.  It was (ever so slightly) a play on words.  And - best of all - it was anonymous.

After the first couple of years, though, I hated that Ravelry name!

Yesterday, I decided to finally change it.

But . . . to what?  

My preference now, in 2015, would just be my name.  

Kym.  NOPE.  Taken.

How about my blog name?

SteppingAwayFromTheEdge.  NOPE.  Too long.

Related to my blog name?

Edgy.  NOPE.  Taken.

EdgyKym.  NOPE.  Just more stupid.

KymAtTheEdge.  NOPE.  Looks weird.

Quelle dilemma!

Finally, I decided to change my Ravelry name to SteppingAway.

Related to my blog name.  Short.  Easy.  Doesn't look too awkward in print.

So.  There it is!  (I'd rather have just my plain, old name.  But. . . can't.)

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It's super easy to change your name on Ravelry -- and you can do it three times!  So.  If you (too) picked something weird when you originally signed up, you can try something new.  Easy-peasy.

(This is all a long explanation for those of you who have already "friended" me on Ravelry.  I'm SteppingAway now -- but everything else Ravlery-related is on the same Bat-channel as before.)  (And if you haven't "friended" me on Ravelry yet, why . . . now you know where to find me!)

Happy weekend, y'all!


If you want to find out YOUR Ravelry number, just go to your profile page and type the following key sequence (using your arrow keys):  up up down down left right left right b a (those are lower case letters) and your Ravelry number will magically show up under your "member since" statistic.  (Take a screen shot, though, or write it down, because it won't stay there.)