Ok, I've figured out exactly why I love Ravelry so much. In the midst of doing a little recon work on Alex O'Loughlin of "Moonlight" (because he's so pretty, and last Friday's episode was just so nice in a lovely, good cheesily romantic way!), just for kicks, I checked to see if there's a Moonlight group on Ravelry, and there is! I mean, where else can you go to combine knitting and vampires?
Ravelry has also found me a Knitpicks enabler at work. I actually had someone I could squee over the new lace samplers with in person almost as soon as I noticed them at lunch. So, Ravelry combines knitting and insurance!
If Casey ever gets the store going, I'm tempted to buy two of everything just to insure that the site will remain open forever!