“Blank Blankingly Wonderful”
January 7, 2009
“Blank blankingly wonderful”: that’s what they’re saying about the brand-new UK-based knitting magazine, The Knitter, which hits newstands in the UK and abroad TODAY. (If you click on the pictures, they get really big.)
(OK, “they” might be a little biased because they have some connection to the magazine, like “they” might be the editor of it, or something along those lines, but still–the vivid endorsement stuck in my mind.)
The Knitter, which I can’t stop calling “The Knittah” in my head, is available in Borders and Barnes & Nobles stores in the US, so look for it. (Ask for it! scream for it!)
What I like about The Knittah, from the sneak peaks so far, is that it is unapologetically aimed at the knitter with a bit of experience; it also has a sense of humor, and over-the-top photo styling. Perfect armchair knitting — and a swift kick in the pants for when you’ve knit one dishcloth or scarf too many and it’s time to get going on something a little more exerting.
Another thing I like about The Knittah is that they are not afraid to show a guy wearing a sweater and a kilt, as if this is happening on a regular basis in our lives in 2009. (Again, the theme of “be the change you want to see in the world.” If we want the kilt to survive–and we DO, oh we do!– we must make the men wear the kilts. )
They Had Us At “We Are British”
Here’s another sneak peak: Come February, we’re going to be IN The Knitter. They are cooking up something fun for us. We can’t wait. You and me, honey–IN THE U.K.! Can you stand it? Girly hug & hop! Jolly good! Tickety-boo!
To celebrate the arrival of a new knitting mag, we asked The Knitter to let us give away a subscription. A year of The Knitter –the inaugural year, and it’s a monthly magazine isn’tthatawesome–will go to the person who can correctly fill in the blanks in the phrase “blank blankingly wonderful.” (Grammatically, it’s along the lines of “lip smackingly” or “earth shakingly”, but here’s a hint: it’s, um, colorful.) If more than one person gets it (not bloody likely), we will select the winner by random draw from the correct guessers. If no one gets it (more likely), we will do a random draw from all entries. Leave your entry in a comment to this post, please! (Edited to add: You must enter by 1 a.m. New York time tomorrow, January 9. Meaning, tonight!