March 16, 2016
You know how much I love wool. I've reviewed countless skeins of it, I've written a book about it, I've even created a business around it. I want to insulate my house with it, and if I were to be completely honest, I wouldn't mind being buried in it.
This is why I hope you'll understand my excitement about Allbirds, a San Francisco-based startup that aspires to make the simplest, most comfortable shoe using—wait for it—pure New Zealand wool. I've never reviewed a shoe before, but then again, I've never worn anything like this.
KNITLANDIA TAKES OVER THE WORLD
No matter where I went, what I saw was the same: A warm, open, passionate crowd of like-spirited people who were overjoyed to see our world reflected in print.
And then, just one week ago, the unimaginable happened. I got the news that our little book had landed a coveted spot on the New York Times bestseller list, at number 5 in the Travel category. This is, to my knowledge, the first time a knitting book has ever crossed into that category—and it is entirely your doing.
Besides a profound sense of accomplishment, I've been overcome with pride in what we, as the collective community of knitters, have managed to tell the world. You and I have long known that knitters are not unidimensional, that we are a diverse and curious and passionate community. Seeing our world land so squarely within this larger literary realm gives me hope. May books about our world regularly appear on every category of those bestseller lists one day.
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As always, I thank you for your readership and your support. Take care, and I'll write again soon!
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