It is a complementary magazine that is small in size, but big with information. It is the greatest little "throw in your bag" magazine that can be read from front to back in one short sitting. Filled with all sorts of hip/trendy/helpful/fun articles, and has been so much fun to be part of.
In the upcoming issue, there is going to be an article on knitting. So, I headed to Knit One, and took a lot of photos of yarn. That part was easy.
The next part is a little more difficult for me. The questions of who, what and why. I know why I knit. But, I certainly don't want to speak for everyone. So, I was wondering if you could help me out? And answer a question or two?
::how does knitting make you feel?
::is it the start of a project - the execution- or the completed item?
::do most women/men like to knit in groups? or alone?
::do most women/men learn from a mother/grandmother, or learn on their own?
::what are the easiest items to begin with?
::do you knit all year round, or just when it is cold out?
::do you always knit from a pattern or do you tend to make your own up?
::how long does it take you to knit a pair of socks? a sweater? a scarf?
::do you think it is expensive?
::what has to do with the resurgence?
::who is the coolest knitter you know? (ha. kidding)
If you don't mind picking one or two questions from the list, and answering them in my comment section, I would really appreciate it. Also, leave your first name, and city/state/country. I am not sure how exactly the article will play out, however, if your answer is used in the article, and your name quoted, I will be sure to send you a copy.
I'll go first. And answer one question.
A story first. Last summer, I was at the pool with the kids, and I met a friend of a friends. I chatted for a bit, but soon my knitting was calling, and I had to return to my chair. It was July when I declared it my "knitting for others" month. And while my kids were occupied, I knew I could get some quality knitting time in. My friend later told me of the conversation that went on between two of the girls (women).
"Leslie seems nice, but what is up with the f#*$*≈g knitting???"
"I don't know, she just likes it. (pause) It keeps her lid on tight."
I loved that. So for me? I knit because it keeps my "lid on tight".