One Great Knitter: Write about a knitter whose work (whether because of project choice, photography, styling, scale of projects, stash, etc) you enjoy. If they have an enjoyable blog, you might find it a good opportunity to send a smile their way.
I’ve been pondering this one since I read over all the topics on Monday. I’m finding it impossible to write about just ONE great knitter (or even crocheter as I’m guessing this prompt applies to both). Judging from the entries I’ve read for this topic today, some people knew right away who they wanted to write about, but many others had a really hard time with this one. I enjoy so many knitters and crocheters work and find many of them to be inspiring, so instead of picking just one to write about, I’ll write about all of (or as many as I can think of) the great knitters and crocheters I enjoy.
One of the first blogs I started reading back when I discovered knitting and knitting blogs was Grumperina. I found her photos and intricate work to be very inspiring as a relatively new knitter and still do now. Since that time, I’ve found a number of other great blogs that inspire me. Wendy D. Johnson, Jared Flood, Mariann, The Boring Knitter, Laura, Attic 24… and so many others I know I’m forgetting!
Since Ravelry started, I’ve found many great knitters there, too. So many people designing their own knit or crochet items, making variations on patterns, and sharing ideas. It opened a whole other world of knitting and crochet enjoyment for me! If it weren’t for Ravelry, I may not have ever heard about my current knitting group or met such a wonderful group of both enjoyable and inspiring knitters. My knitting group has all levels of experience and everyone is really encouraging and helpful no matter what your current skill level is. I’m thankful to know and be part of such a great group. 🙂
I couldn’t possibly limit myself to just one person for this entry! Both online and offline, I’ve found many great knitters that I enjoy being around, sharing knitting and crochet knowledge with, and seeing their projects. I’m glad to have found such a fantastic community to be a part of.
Be sure to check out the other entries for today’s topic!