In the beginning there were blogs, (actually I think LiveJournal came first but this phase skipped over me). When I started knitting in the late 1990s the world was a very different place. Berroco was around of course, but we’ve changed too, keep reading for a brief timeline of some of the highlights of knitting in the 2000s:
Milestones in 21st Century Knitting:
2003 – Mason Dixon Knitting begins and we will never think of dishcloths the same way again. Also, many more knit blogs than I can list here begin at about the same time. A good friend refers to this blog-boom as “the Blog Class of 2003.”
2004 – Paid pattern downloads – Rogue wasn’t the first PDF download, but its popularity set the stage for the rise of the Indy Designer. Also, Knitters Without Boarders, is born as a response to the tsunami disaster on December 26th 2004. It continues to fundraise for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders. To date, knitters have raised $1,102,556! Behold to the awesome power that is the global community of knitters.
2007 – Ravelry changes everything. Berroco Design Studio has its first blog post…Norah gives us a little backstory in her first post.
And that’s just the first decade! I’m sure I’ve missed lots…please share your knitting milestones and favorite events of this century in the comments below.