Facebook, group blogs, artistic venues such as Ravelry and MySpace, and podcasting have revolutionized the meanings of community and audience in ways that are meaningful and fantastic! We use and enjoy them all. It seems, though, that the closeness we developed with our community on FT, is not as naturally mimicked through these other forms of social media. We miss that. We started wondering how/ where we could develop a platform that could bring back some of that friendliness, be interesting, and make use of the shiny, pretty, app supported technology available. All in one place.
One night, over coffee and knitting (of course) we decided that maybe it was time to experiment with some of these venues. Put it out there and see what happens. Knit Country is the "baby" born from that idea. Let's be clear. . .this idea is new and evolving. Things will change as we go along. We have to start somewhere and at some point in time, so here it is in its infancy. We are starting with the blog, but plan on adding a video podcast in very early 2014. The goal is that we will not only be able to share what we are working on, what we enjoy stashing, using, and lusting after, but also include YOU in a very real, visible and unique way. There will be more on that in the future, but DO WATCH for questions looking for responses, and invitations to contribute (yep, warm up those camcorders and update your phone apps people).
Fortunately for our FT group, many of us have been able to meet in person, and most of us continue to be genuine life friends. I know that I cannot think of a nicer group of men and women to be around. Over time, we have gone from sharing knitting, to sharing family and all the life events that go along with being human. The best part, is that the circle keeps growing.
Soooo. . . . Welcome! We hope you will be a frequent visitor to Knit Country. You don't have to be a knitter. Heck, you don't even have to do anything with fiber at all! Maybe you appreciate a knitter (or a spinner, tatter, crocheter, weaver, felter, etc) in your life. Doesn't matter. Everyone is welcome.
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