Oh, the places we'll go!
Running this knitting blog has been an endlessly interesting exercise for me: it's an enormous luxury to be able to write only about things I find exciting, fascinating, newsworthy - things I want to write about. It's hugely exciting, too, to be a part of an ever-growing, never-monolithic community that reinterprets, rethinks, and reinvents the craft every day. And of course, there's that delicious sotto voce whisper of possibility that seems to hover every moment in the blog world - what could happen next?
Usually, print mediums have very different enticements for both the writer and the reader: the broad reach, of course; the permanence; the sheer tactile pleasure of turning pages filled with saturated color and close-set text. No one at home on a sick day sits propped up in bed with a mug of soup and their laptop, you know? Besides, when the magazine is a really good one - with depth, taste, and stone-cold technical excellence - contributing to it is like writing for a blog, but better: you have the same freedom to put out smart, meaty content, but with incredibly powerful resources at your disposal. Developing that content in the first place is the only thing that’s missing from the equation.
Unless there’s something I’ve been holding out on. Maybe I have a secret to tell you.
Here goes: I’m the new Editor of Interweave Knits - truly, my dream job. It means being able to talk about all kinds of fascinating things - history, technique, design, the convergence of old and new, innovation in an ancient craft - in a Really Big Way. It means working with brilliantly talented people on an already-extraordinary publication. It means having the opportunity to distill the absolute best content out there into four outstanding packages a year, plus special issues. And possibly most exciting of all, it means that, well, I finally know what to put on my business cards (“Eunny Jang, Blog Bunny” never seemed quite right, somehow).
I’m totally thrilled, completely overwhelmed, so incredibly excited about the things we’ll do and the places we'll go. Interweave and I have always had a fantastic relationship – they love good design for its own sake, historical context, clean technique, and every other aspect of good, thoughtful knitting just as much as I do. I mean, as we do. Huzzah!