Ben Fogle Challenge: Knitting to Realise the Potential

purlyman's picture

Just looking through Google news stories - Ben Fogle Challenge: Knitting to Realise the Potential. I have to say I don't (didn't) know who Ben Fogle was, but now I do.

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davidUK's picture

Ah yes...the ever

Ah yes...the ever exhaustingly and over enthusiastic Mr. Fogle. Is there nothing he won't have a go at????

Not if the money's right.

Not if the money's right.

purlyman's picture

Do you think he got paid to

Do you think he got paid to knit?

Probably, as he seems to do

Probably, as he seems to do everything for money/sponsorship/publicity. He is a most irritating guy.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I keep hearing great things

I keep hearing great things about the I knit shop in London. Should I ever be lucky enough to visit the U.K., I hope to go there. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Bradferd's picture

I wanted to get to that

I wanted to get to that store when I was there, but London wasn't in the card. I have it on my list for next time we are over tho. :)

albert's picture

What a cool article! I

What a cool article! I think we're living through the edge of a cultural change vis a vis knitting. In twenty years male knitters will look back at out time and say "what was the big deal?".

Tom Hart's picture

I thought it was interesting

I thought it was interesting that he said "knitting was outside of his comfort zone". For me knitting is becoming a zone of it’s own. I’ve realized that sometimes I will sit down and start to knit in a not completely conscious effort to become more comfortable.

purlyman's picture

I can understand where he's

I can understand where he's coming from. Right now "steeking" is outside my comfort zone. And knitting Continental is also still outside my comfort zone!! :-)

grandcarriage's picture

I get $20 to steek the

I get $20 to steek the armholes on a traditional scandinavian sweater for people who are terrified of cutting their own yarn. Bless their hearts!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I usually give my advice

I usually give my advice away. Maybe I should work out a sliding scale...there could be a supplemental income here. Of course, if I was going to slash a steek, I'd have to charge lots more...I'm terrified of them. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.