It has been incredible (and overwhelming!) to read some of the comments that this blog post has gotten.
This is an entrepreneurial blog and the business dynamics are often emphasized here more than the personal side, but let me touch on the latter for a second.
One of the things that got me personally so excited in this project was seeing the enthusiasm of my 6-year old daughter as she starts to learn the craft (trust me when I say that it's a humbling experience having a 6-year old educate you on slipknots!). Chances are good that ordinarily I would probably never touch a knitting needle, but sitting around having some ‘father-daughter time' knitting mask-holders has inspired me to get excited in being introduced to this world as well.
One of our main hopes with knitting.com is to inspire more people who might not ordinarily embark on it (like myself!). There's a reasonable likelihood the project is a colossal failure (as many commenters have pointed out lol) but maybe we can get a few new people to the world of knitting on the way to falling flat on our faces.
The knitting community is clearly strong – far stronger than I would have imagined just a couple of days ago! We want to support that community as much as possible, largely out of necessity as we're neophytes in this world! We're trying to build a team of passionate knitters and also looking to work with designers of all backgrounds (and of course, compensating as fairly as possible). We've already started working with some of you and we're looking forward to reaching out to more of you in the coming months.
The comments have been more informative and sobering than you could ever imagine. We have a lot to learn and we hear your feedback, good or bad.