Four issues in the can. Cool.
did it. We produced an entire year's worth of Knitty.
About this time last year, I got
it in my head that I knew enough talented knitters
and writers that I should start a magazine. So I did.
The first issue, I was amazed by
the response. What continues to amaze me is how that
response has grown with each issue. In what seems
like freakish good karma, someone always comes forward
with the perfect pattern that expresses the season,
and it goes on the cover.
Nothing expresses what Knitty is
about more than Surf & turf,
the pattern on the cover of this issue. When Kristi
proposed the idea to me last fall, I just about peed
my pants. A skirt made from surfboard shorts and knit
grass? I reserved the cover for her back then, before
she'd even knit the first stitch. As I've gratefully
learned to expect, Knitty contributors deliver.
This magazine was built to showcase
their efforts, and in this season of heat and humidity,
when we are often tempted to put our craft aside till
the cool weather returns, I think we've given you
a whole bunch of reasons not to.
As always, thanks to all our contributors for their
creativity, inspiring vision and chutzpah.
Our first anniversary issue will be our next, coming
out in September. I'm working with another Amy [Swenson]
to make some technical improvements to the magazine
[hint: printer-friendly patterns] and am always considering
healthy ways to allow Knitty to grow. Want to help?
Visit our Support
Knitty page. And thank you. We love our readers
as much as our contributors, even if we don't get
to hug you personally.