On Monday, we added a new Groups section to Ravelry. It's a pretty cool new feature and Jess and I think that it will be very important as we try to preserve our small and friendly feel in the face of an ever-growing community. Groups draw in many aspects of Ravelry and shrink them into little cozy rooms. The influence of groups will spread throughout the site so that you can easily find your friends when you are looking at yarns, patterns, or anything else.
(Thanks to all of the beta people that helped get groups in early - having your stuff in made it a lot easier for me to polish things up and add features yesterday)