This blog is a collection of thoughts related to knitting and anything knitting-adjacent. I hope to document at least a portion of contemporary knitting culture as it exists within my scope. As a person working in a professional history and academic field, I tend to gain the best understanding of things by looking at how they became what they are today based on changes they have undergone throughout time.
Knitting, as it exists today is shaped by fashion trends, new techniques, popular culture, the husbandry of fiber animals, technological developments (such as those found in modern spinning wheels and other such tools) and economic diversification (as can be seen in the emergence of micro or mini spinning mills throughout the U.S.). At the same time, the fiber arts link past generations, regions trough diverse but fundamentally similar actions. Sheep, knit, purl.