might look a little different to you this time around.
There have been a lot of changes
this issue, but the biggest one is that we now are
welcoming advertisers to our pages. We love these
people, because they sell the things we crave. And
now you can find Knitty-friendly retailers with
a simple click.
Our advertisers are making good
things happen for Knitty: stability, growth and
-- the most important reason we made this change
-- the ability to pay our contributors for
their insanely good work. They deserve
it. This issue is the first step towards making
So please, support our advertisers.
Many of them are personally known to Knitty staff,
and all of them value you and welcome your business.
There have been a few other changes
around here, too. We're very proud to welcome two
new columnists beginning this issue: Jenna Wilson
and Amy Swenson.
You know Amy very well from her
in previous issues, but you might not know that
she's rather the expert on travelling with her knitting.
And she's going to share what she's learned with
all of us.
Jenna Wilson is a skilled designer
with a terrifying grasp of the technical side of
pattern construction. She's also a fine writer.
We're very lucky to have her here to teach us some
of what she knows.
We've had to say goodbye to the
gallery [we're sorry, but we just couldn't keep
up with all your photos!], but we have added a very
board and the world's
smallest shopping mall. Have fun and explore
Knitty has grown so much since
we started out on a whim and a prayer, and we have
to thank everyone in the grey box up there, and
as always, especially Kristi Porter. She's been
there since the beginning, and she keeps it all
straight for me. Three snaps for Kristi!
And a CWSABT salute to
Jillian Moreno who constantly challenges me to think
bigger. She knows how much I love her.
When this issue goes live, we
will celebrate our 5 millionth page view. Word of
mouth is a powerful thing. Spread the word. Tell
your friends, your guild, your LYS about Knitty.
And thank you.