springy. We like.
& Bryce Thomas
<--- See that calm person sitting over there?
Where did she go?
Too much [good] excitement in the land of Knitty.
Lots of great things are happening, for me personally,
for people I know through the magazine and for my
knitting friends. This is an amazing time to be
involved with our craft and I'm having a blast.
This issue, many of the new books we got to review
were written by people we know. That makes for potential
awkwardness, except for one thing: they're all fabulous
I'm co-author of one of the new releases and thankfully
our review staff has expanded just enough to make
sure that Jillian and I didn't have to review ourselves.
We're pleased that Kay Gardiner of Mason-Dixon
Knitting, and Stephanie
Pearl-McPhee [the Yarn Harlot] have stepped
in this issue to help with the workload.
Probably a good time to restate our review policy:
We read the books and test the products ourselves
before we write about them. If we dislike something,
we just don't publish a review. So if it's in our
pages, know that the reviewer found significant
merit in the book or product and that's why it's
here. We also take care to note anything you might
want to know about the product, like how much yarn
it will hold, if it's washable or what the size
range of the patterns is. We're knitters too, and
just a wee bit fussy.
Starting with this issue, Knittyspin
has its own editor. Welcome Jillian Moreno to her
new position! She's well known to Knitty readers
for her fun and funky designs and her detailed reviews
in our Cool Stuff section. And now she's taking
her fiber background, knitting savvy and catalystic
creativity and helping grow Knittyspin into the
best it can be. You'll notice one change already
-- Knittyspin now has a pattern specifically designed
for handspun. Watch for more in coming issues...Jillian's
on the case!
doing it again! Get ready for the 2007 calendar
Details coming with the spring surprise.
To find out when the spring
surprise is up, and any other Knitty news, sign
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and we only send out a few messages a year
Well, that's it for me. If you're ever in Toronto
on the 2nd Friday of the month, stop by the [formerly]Team
Canada knitting/pub night. Details can always be
found on the
Knitty blog. We're nuts, we act up and we have
a great time. And starting with the May meetup,
we're adding a new twist. See you there!