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Update and call for contributions

Where the heck has the summer gone? It was a brilliant, hot (some may say TOO hot) Summer here in the Northern hemisphere but that didn't deter us and our amazing designers from working too many rows of knitting to count - all in the efforts of our first issue!  So where are we? Well, we finished the principle photography just over a week ago and have moved into the editing and production phase. We are also just finalizing our test knitting and tech editing - along with all the business side of things like contracts, suppliers, advertisers and printers. Its absolutely been a joy working with everyone involved in Rib thus far and we're incredibly excited to share the...

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On to the next phase!

Phew! Talk about a bundle of nerves! Will the tech work? (it did). Will the system let us down? (Not yet anyway). Did I make a spelling mistake? (I did - but Devon caught it. That's called teamwork.) Do I have spinach in my teeth? (You'd tell me, right?) Today marks the start of the next phase of launching Rib - opening pre-orders to all of you! Its a pretty simple thing - a few clicks of the mouse or taps on the screen and next thing you know you're in queue for your very own copy of Rib. For our fabulous local yarn shops, if you'd like to get in the action we're nearly ready to take your orders as...

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Why I knit

Why do I knit? Hmmm... Interesting question. I know the "how" I came to knitting (my mom taught me many years ago and then my partner suggested we take it up again last Autumn as a "cheap" hobby", the "where" I knit (anywhere, really), the "when" etc etc. But the "why"? Is it for the stress relief? The end product? The sense of accomplishment? For women who have traditionally been "knitters", the answer might be a little more straightforward but for men in the fibre arts I suspect there's a complex and somewhat unnerving stutter that happens when we get asked that question. We're definitely interested in hearing from men who knit as to the "why". If you're keen on answering that...

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Wow.

It's been only about a week since Devon and I publicly declared our intention to launch Rib Magazine - Knitting for men and those who knit for them. Let me tell you, if there was ever any fear or nerves about going public with the plans we've been making for quite some time they were pretty rapidly dispelled by the absolutely outpouring of support, interest, go-get-em's and Instagram hearts shared by you all. We're very much feeling the love and support - and the pressure to live up to our commitment to bringing you the best men's knitting magazine we can. That's not to say that we won't make mistakes along the way, that there won't be hills to climb or bumps...

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