On this edition of Fiber Fun Friday, I’m excited to announce that the digital version of the 2014 autumn issue of Creative Knitting magazine is now available online. You can view highlights from the current issue here.
If you’re a subscriber, you’re probably holding a copy in your hands as you read this, and for those of you who are newsstand goers, you’ll see the new issue appear the second week of July.
It was just a decade ago that Creative Knitting began with a mission that knitting should be easy for everyone and today that legacy still continues!
This autumn issue marks the 10th anniversary of Creative Knitting magazine, and you’ll get the chance to take a trip back in time to see what it was like in the early days.
While I was planning this issue, I was reminded of my own knitting origins and back to the time when my passion started—to that little girl who was so curious by what Grandma was knitting. Little did my grandmother know that this was one of the greatest gifts she had given me, helping to pave the way for my exciting journey ahead.
When was your passion for knitting ignited?
We can all remember the first pivotal moment in our early knitting experience. Mine was at The Yarn Connection, a little shop that once existed on Madison Avenue, in New York City. I was holding a pair of #7 Susan Bates aluminum needles and knitting with off-white worsted-weight wool. I can’t recall the brand of yarn, but I do remember the tiny swatch I was making, which consisted of only 12 stitches, so that I could get the hang of knitting a few rows. Then, on that very same swatch, I learned how to purl. It was a brisk autumn evening many years ago, and it was the spark that started it all.
Do you have a special story about how you first discovered knitting and how it became a passion?
I’d love to hear from you! Add your comments to this post or contact me at: Editor@CreativeKnittingMagazine.com. Your story may appear on the pages of Creative Knitting or this blog.