Introducing a new series designed to address the greatest knitting struggles of Knitting for Charity readers
Every blogger is worried about running out of ideas. I’m no exception.
It seems absurd on one hand — I literally have a (virtual) set of file folders bulging with articles, free patterns, tutorials, and the like that I’ve collected from around the Internet.
But on the other hand, I’m always concerned with meeting the needs of you, my readers. I mean, just because I think it would be great fun to write about the 10 Best Ways to Make Candle Jars Look Pretty with Yarn (hmmmmm wonder if that’s a thing? Must research… no, no, Nicole, stay focused) doesn’t mean anyone would want to read it.
If you’re a Knitting Nuggets subscriber, you know that recently I launched a survey with a single question on it: What do you struggle with most in your knitting life?
I wasn’t sure how many people would really want to take the time to tell me this. Would this really help me find out what my readers want to learn or know?
What I learned was never to doubt you. As of this writing I’ve received over 230 responses. Considering I thought I’d do well if I received 10 or 20, that’s fantastic!
A New Blog Series: Answers to Your Knitting Struggles
As I’ve compiled the responses, I’ve wondered how I could address them. The solution came clear as I found many responses cropping up time and again. I decided to begin a new blog series called “Answers to Your Knitting Struggles.”
In this series, I’ll address the struggles relayed in the survey. I’ll begin with the ones that had the greatest number of knitters saying this was their biggest struggle. As time goes on, I may address two or more related struggles in the same post.
A few of your responses have either stumped me or made it clear to me that I’ll need more help responding. These I will post in the Knitting Nuggets Newsletter as open-ended questions to readers. After I receive responses to those, I’ll post them at Knitting for Charity.
You’ll find links to these posts in one of my Friday newsletters (”Fun Friday” or “Frugal Friday”), but when they relate specifically to charity knitting, I may use them in a Monday newsletter for “Make a Difference Monday” instead.
I hope you’re as excited about this series as I am! I can’t wait to help all of you tackle your biggest knitting struggles!