Discourse and Q&A with Bonne Marie Burns of
of my favorite vintage knitting magazines is
Mon Tricot which translates to "My
Knitting". Well, here at Knitty, I hope
MY knitting becomes YOUR knitting. Or rather,
what I know travels to your needles and propels
you to new adventures in garmenting and creative
gonna talk about beating The Stall: those things
that make us stop in the middle of an exciting
creative moment because we don't have the knowledge
to continue. Maybe we're missing the friendly
folk to ask. Or perhaps a pattern is so convoluted
in our mind that it just doesn't make sense.
Sometimes The Stall is a boyfriend who's just
being a boy and making our brains twist and
La Bonne Tricoteuse has been through all this
and more. I am an amazon girded with the double
yoke of knowledge and irreverance. Which means
I probably know the answer and am just too silly
to hold back even if it doesn't match what you've
heard on the internet or in one of those other
We're going to be modern. I believe the time
has come for hand-knitters to jump into the
21st and throw down all those restrictions and
rules that make your work look like it came
from the set of "Diagnosis Murder". We want
what's Chic and we want to knit it ourselves.
we're going to be romantic, because fashion,
after all is nature's way of gilding the lily.
La Bonne Marie believes that you are what you
wear and your world will eat you up if you look
good, especially in something you made yourself.
me sightings [on tv, on the street, in magazines]
that you'd like to see interpreted for your
needlecraft. Believe me, Mr. Corporate America
will be reading this.
Bonne Marie Burns