Kathleen’s Favorites on the Web: Knitty.com
|Sheep marker from Knitifacts. So cute!|
I'm starting a new feature today on Knitting Daily! I want you to know all about what's going on out there in the knitting world. There's so much knitting knowledge out there, and I don't want you to miss anything. Each Friday I'll be bringing you some sort of online knitting goodie, so check Knitting Daily on Friday afternoons from now on.
Today's stop on our online tour is one of the first online knitting magazines that appeared on the scene: Knitty. There have been so many classic patterns that first appeared in Knitty, including Kate Gilbert's uber-popular scarf the Clapotis. (I have one that I wear all the time and another on the needles as my portable project.)
I love everything about the Knitty: the free knitting patterns; the how to knit articles full of knitting techniques and tips and tricks; and the interesting, informative features. Amy Singer, Jillian Moreno, and the rest of the Knitty crew do such an amazing job pulling together exciting patterns and informative information.
But, true confessions, the first page I visit in each new issue is the "Cool Stuff" page. This section is full of new knitting doodads, books, tools, and just all of the fun things that knitters love to know about!
The new stuff is reviewed in-depth and the Knitty reviewers only present the best of what's out there so you know you're getting top-notch supplies.
I fell in love with a couple of things in the winter Cool Stuff feature. The first little goodie is pictured above left—a sheep stitch marker! Isn't that super cute? (It's near the bottom of the Cool Stuff page, so scroll down!)
The second must-have for me is the Hug Light. Since I turned 40, my eyes are changing really fast-twice this year I've had to increase my reading (and knitting!) magnification! I've tried a couple of necklace-type lights without much success; I haven't been able to keep them in position well enough and the light isn't strong enough. But the Hug Light (love the cutie-pie name) looks a cut above the rest. I'm going to try it.
Knitty is so full of great knitting patterns for women, knitting patterns for men, sock knitting patterns, and everything in between. If you're not already familiar with Knitty, check it out today!