Hasn't this been a fun issue
to work on?
You've seen all the cool
swag we review each issue. Well, it's
time to share the wealth. To celebrate our
2nd anniversary issue [which goes live this
September], we're giving away cool stuff!
All you have to do be eligible is join
the Knitty readers mailing list. If you're
already on the list, you're entered to win!
There will be lots of prizes, including a
very deluxe Tom
Bihn laptop bag, a kit
from BagSmith, and knitting books you
Winners will be announced
with the publication of the fall 2004 issue,
so join us now!
[The answer is yes.]
I held my breath while the submissions
poured in but never once had to call the morality
Knitty designers clearly get sexy
without sleaze. Yummy.
We've got everything from innocent-looking
hide-it accessories to the juciest corset ever knitted.
[If you're not well-endowed enough to fill our cover
design, we do not recommend surgery. We suggest
you knit the less-voluptuous version instead.]
When I announced the theme of
this issue, a few readers were horrified. I hope
now they are less so...and I really hope they knit
some of this stuff. It's hot. And not the least
Last issue was the the first where
our contributors were paid for their efforts. I
just loved sending out the first Paypal payments.
Your continued support of Knitty's
advertisers continues to make Knitty an attractive
place for their ad dollars. [Thank you!] Ad dollars
translate into fees for our contributors. They also
mean that you get to read Knitty for free, and we
think free is good.
So if you're going to buy yarn
and supplies [if? :-)], please consider
giving our ads a click.
If you read my editor's
blog, you'll know that, again this year, Team
Knitty will be walking the Run
for the Cure [yes, walking is very much allowed
-- more than half of the participants walk it] to
support breast cancer research. But there's more
news, and it's amazing, so please take a moment
and visit the blog now. And let Elann
know how much you appreciate their support of this
worthy cause. They're amazing partners, in business
Since the last issue, the news
on my upcoming book, Knit
Wit, is that it's being printed right freaking
now. I am just plotzing, waiting to see the first
printed copy. The last proofs were beautiful, but
there were finishing touches I didn't get to see
and I just can't wait!
If you can't wait [okay,
I needed some kind of segue. Sue me], visit the
new book website over
here, and sign up for the mailing list. As with
all my lists, the names will not be shared with
anyone, period. It's a low-volume list for occasional
announcements about the book and fun related thereto.
For example, everyone who's on the list already
has been invited to the book launch party.
You wanna come too? Cool. Join
The book website will be hosting
online chats with the designers in the book and
there will be lots more fun. See you there!