A Conversation with Amy Singer, Founder of online knitting pub, Knitty Magazine.
This week Vickie talked with Amy Singer — the editor and publisher of Knitty Magazine, the longest-living, online knitting magazine. Amy’s publication gave Vickie her first break as a designer back in 2003, and their paths have crossed many, many times since then. We talked about her guest spot on a TV show Vickie used to host, Amy’s allergy to a material some would consider crucial in the knitting and crochet industry, what the genesis was for her launching a web zine pre-mainstream blog and social media days, how crowd funding completely changed her business, and about how some somewhat common –although not often-enough discussed — women’s health issues can really harsh a gals’ creative mellow.
Knitty was created to collect knitting talent from all over the web and publish it in one professional place where it would be properly vetted, showcased and get the recognition it deserved from knitters worldwide. It’s the online knitting magazine with a sense of humor and absolutely no doily patterns.
Most people who learn Amy’s a knitter, knitting teacher and knitting magazine editor who is allergic to wool think it’s hysterical. Ha. Never mind. She’s perfectly happy knitting with cotton and silk and lots of other stuff, and wrote a book on the subject (No Sheep for You; Interweave Press, 2007) and is now working on the second edition. It’s about time.
Knitty Magazine Links:
Knitty on Facebook (good convo there)
Produced by: Vickie Howell
Edited & Mixed by: Dave Campbell
Music Provided by: Explosions in the Sky
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