I got my Ravelry invite today after 1 month, 2 days (pretty impressive seeing as how when I first checked, there were 17,297 people in front of me. Yes, I signed up 9/29/07).
I find Ravelry is…slow and only allows flickr pics at the moment. I find flickr annoying. I can’t access the group pics, for example. I’ll have to ask those wiser than I about the process.