Shake 'Em Up

As far as I'm concerned, there are two major knitting magazines in the U.S.: Interweave Knits and Vogue Knitting International. I define these as such because they are the most widely available in newsstands and other non-knitting focused arenas. While Vogue often has creative, funky, and not always practical projects, Interweave has just the opposite. However, I'll admit right here and now that I've always been more fond of Vogue for its out-there designs and enthusiasm for pushing limits. (Sorry, Interweave, but you're just a little too much like bland potato soup for my tastes.)

That's why I was very pleased to have checked Eunny Jang's blog late last night to see that she is now the new editor for Interweave. I only recently found her blog (I managed to resist following craft blogs for longer than I'd have imagined), but I'm her newest fangirl. She comes across as ingenious, funny, and sweet. Not to mention her projects and pictures always make me want to lick my laptop screen. I really can't think of a better knitting ninja to lead Interweave than Eunny.

Because magazines plan a year ahead, it will take some time before we can see the real editorial hand with which Eunny will grace the magazine. However, I really do hope that Interweave will displace Vogue as my favorite knitting rag in the near future.