Just looking through Google news stories - Ben Fogle Challenge: Knitting to Realise the Potential. I have to say I don't (didn't) know who Ben Fogle was, but now I do.
I thought it was interesting that he said "knitting was outside of his comfort zone". For me knitting is becoming a zone of it’s own. I’ve realized that sometimes I will sit down and start to knit in a not completely conscious effort to become more comfortable.
I can understand where he's coming from. Right now "steeking" is outside my comfort zone. And knitting Continental is also still outside my comfort zone!! :-)
I get $20 to steek the armholes on a traditional scandinavian sweater for people who are terrified of cutting their own yarn. Bless their hearts!
I usually give my advice away. Maybe I should work out a sliding scale...there could be a supplemental income here. Of course, if I was going to slash a steek, I'd have to charge lots more...I'm terrified of them. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.
Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.
What a cool article! I think we're living through the edge of a cultural change vis a vis knitting. In twenty years male knitters will look back at out time and say "what was the big deal?".
I wanted to get to that store when I was there, but London wasn't in the card. I have it on my list for next time we are over tho. :)
I keep hearing great things about the I knit shop in London. Should I ever be lucky enough to visit the U.K., I hope to go there. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.
Ah yes...the ever exhaustingly and over enthusiastic Mr. Fogle. Is there nothing he won't have a go at????
Not if the money's right.
Do you think he got paid to knit?
Probably, as he seems to do everything for money/sponsorship/publicity. He is a most irritating guy.