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Amy Singer is a writer, editor, knitting teacher, and the woman behind Knitty.com, the most highly trafficked knitting site in the world.We’re pretty sure that you’ve heard of Knitty, but have you heard of the savvy lady who made it all possible?
Amy will be visiting the Lion Brand Yarn Studio on December 5th from 6:00 – 7:00pm for a free Q&A session. So you definitely want to plan to attend that, but first, get to know Amy a little bit with this interview:
What’s your favorite part of being the editor of Knitty.com?
When an email comes in and I see an amazing, inspiring or amusing design for the first time, knowing how much our readers will love it. It’s the best sort of giddy feeling of discovery and “I-have-a-secret-ness”.
Who taught you to knit?
My grandma, who knit continental, taught me the American way when I was 6.
You teach all over the world, have you noticed any interesting regional differences in what knitters are doing?
I love watching UK knitters work their needles pencil-style. It looks so elegant and clever. Other than that, what I notice most is how similar we all are, no matter where we live. The internet has made our knitting circle big enough to reach around the globe.
Tell us about one of your favorite moments from a class.
Recently, I had a class full of the most engaged, animated students I’ve ever met. As intensive as my Plug+Play design class was, they didn’t need quiet knitting time to absorb and apply the concept as most classes usually do. Instead, they were so fired up on the concept, they actively sought out every possible angle in which to apply it, and I got to work through each of these with them. Every student learns in their own way, but this one class made it clear to me that they wanted to pick my brain dry and showed so much delight as they absorbed it all. It was a landmark day for me as a teacher.
To meet Amy, RSVP through the form below for her free Q&A session at Lion Brand Studio on December 5th.
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