you for all your passion and for your devotion to these yarnly crafts
that we all love so well. I take as a high praise the comments to
Wednesday's Daring to Mention Crochet post that said, "Please leave our Knitting Daily
as it is!" I also was thrilled to hear from multi-craftual folks who
were happy to hear "the C-word" now and then, as way of enriching their
craft vocabulary as well as their knitting.
I appreciate the suggestions that Interweave publish a "Crocheting
Daily" newsletter, so that each craft could have its own community. We
have considered it (trust me—I'm a crocheter, too, remember!), but
right now we are going to put all our efforts into making Knitting Daily the best that it can be.
It may be worth mentioning that Sara F. and Jill D. both guessed correctly: I am Knitting Daily's only full-time employee, and its only editorial person. (Bertha
is only part-time; I share her with the marketing folks. Besides,
although I hate to discuss a fellow employee's limitations in public,
Bertha lacks certain job qualifications as an editorial
assistant...say...like...a head. I try to overlook this, in the
interest of good manners, but...it is a problem sometimes.) Right now,
I am very happy to be aaalllllll yours, and not to have to split my
energies over two newsletters.
What can I say in response to all the heartfelt and thoughtful
comments (which as I write this are still pouring in!)? I say: Thank
you. As always, your passion inspires and delights me.
We did a quick tally of the sentiments voiced; those who wouldn't
mind some limited crochet now and then on KD outnumbered the "no
crochet ever" folks two to one. To the folks who love Knitting Daily
so much that they do not want it to change, I say: I'm going to
continue to bring you the best knitting info that I can, and to give
you a peek inside the wonderful world of Interweave as I do it.
Sometimes knitting patterns involve crochet—edgings, buttonholes,
trim—and so sometimes we will talk about crochet as a way of adding to
your knitter's toolbox. If that particular post is one that you don't
enjoy, please skip it—but come back again, because next time, we might
just be talking about the one thing in knitting that you love more than
Speaking of next time: Next week, we are going to talk about bags! Just for you Knitting Daily folks, I have a pattern for a knitted knitting bag that I think is pretty rockin' cute.
Sandi Wiseheart is the editor of Knitting Daily.
Sandi is not ashamed to admit that she almost fainted dead away when
she found out one of her crochet designs had been selected for the
cover of Interweave Crochet Spring 2006.