Saturday, March 17, 2007

Knitting Life Together: The Power of the Blog

August 19, 2005

Eunny Jang began her knitting blog with this post:

This is Just to Say...

I have started
a new kntting blog
that will clog
the internet

and which
you were probably
not in the least
desirous of.

Forgive me
it was irresistable
so cheap
and so self-promoting.

Oh, Eunny, little did we all know!

In the year and half since that time, you have designed and shared mittens, socks, and shawls. Published your own patterns and submitted patterns to knitting publications.

You have published helpful instructions to dye self-striping yarn, a 7 part chronicle on steeking (take a deep breath... steeking is cutting through knitting!!), and a 4 part discussion on knitting lace.

You have completed 24 items, 11 of which were original designs.

You have become a contributor to Interweave Knits.

And what do you get for your labor?? Sometimes, you get your just reward!!

Reading the press release announcing her new job, it is obvious that her blog was an influencing factor in Interweave hiring her:

“Eunny Jang is the perfect match to be the new editor of Knits.... She totally understands Interweave’s sensibility and aesthetic, and she has incredible respect in the knitting community among designers, enthusiasts, and a new generation of knitters who are active online.(emphasis by author)

(further)Ms. Jang, who has been a knitter since age 4, is the author behind the popular blog See Eunny Knit, which since its inception in 2005 has been a must-read for online knitting enthusiasts, averaging 10,000 unique visitors per day.
Congratulations, Eunny! Good luck at your new endeavor.

crossposted at BlogHer

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