Handicrafts can sometimes seem to be a thing of the past. It seems like everyone’s grandmother used to knit sweaters for the entire family for Christmas. Maybe in your family it was wool socks or crocheted blankets. These were skills that were often passed down for generations, but may not have reached the current one. Given the Industrial age, when it became more cost effective and convenient to start buying clothing, a lot of this art was lost by the wayside. However, it does not mean that knitting and other handicrafts are going extinct. In fact, there is a fairly strong underground knitting society, so if you’re a knitter, you can rest assured that there are others out there like you.
Many people who knit find it to be a very relaxing and rewarding pastime. It’s great that you have something to show for your time and effort and knitting items for people can be a great way to show your loved ones how much you care. In addition, there are plenty of variations and skills you can always work on improving, so you don’t have to worry about the task getting stale or growing old and less enjoyable.
In fact, it can help to have a network of other knitters to consult with so that you can swap tips and patterns and other ideas. A great way to get yourself involved with a community of other knitters is to start a blog about the craft. From there, people with the common interest will be able to find your content, learn from it, comment on it, and you’ll be able to get to know one another.
A blog could be a great stepping stone to learning more tricks of the trade or how to even make some money off of your interest in the craft. You could set the blog up with a shopping card and commerce feature so that you could sell some of your items. That way, even if people do not knit themselves, they could still appreciate your goods and want to buy them for themselves or loved ones.
If you’re particularly talented at knitting, you could even offer tutorials about how to learn to knit or how to master particularly challenging stitches. Even if you are not computer savvy, it’s very easy to start a blog. It’s not very time consuming, either, so you won’t have to waste a lot of time you’d rather spend knitting. It can be a great way to showcase your talents and document the creative process.
The blogging industry has made great advances in recent years, meaning that it’s now easier than ever to create a blog for whatever purpose you’d like. You could even create a private one only to be shared with people of your choosing, or you could have a very public one that shows up in searches and directs people to your page. Given how easy it is to start a blog, why not start a knitting blog to showcase your handicraft?