i am constantly amazed at all the wonderful people i’ve come into contact with since i started knitting. there are some really, cool, generous, inspirational funny people out there. and they’re knitters. this probably comes as no surprise. what may be surprising is how many of us there are and quite what an impact we can make!
these past weeks have come up with some very interesting numbers.
in september brenda dayne who hosts the cast-on podcast reported that she had had over one m i l l i o n downloads. one. million. one million, can you imagine? and last week, ravelry, the super duper fantastic and cool knitting community and knitting resource site, passed the amazing number 200 000. and i mean 200 000 users! let it sink in, there are over two hundred thousand knitters and crocheters out there using ravelry! and new ones sign up every day.
another fabuluos piece of news came from the knitting queen herself. stephanie pearl-mcphee a.k.a. the yarn harlot, happily informed her readers that her latest book, “free-range knitter” made the new york times best seller list! how cool is that! my sincere congratulations to you, stephanie! i missed her when she was in london, but my friend catrin was there!
well, there you go. soon we’ll take over the world. and wrap it in wool.