November 13th, 2007
Stuff I missed: KnitMap
[Editor's note: Sometimes, the Portland startup tech news isn't exactly "hopping." And it's at those points that I start sweating. What am I going to write? Isn't anything happening? Where is everybody? Why isn't anyone blogging about anything? Where are my loyal tipsters? Why hast thou forsaken me?
And then, I go breathe into a paper bag for a few minutes. And try to find my happy place.
Calm restored. I start digging. Because---obviously---there's a ton of stuff happening here in the Rose City, and I likely miss as much as the next person. So I dig a bit, and I find stuff that was supposed to find a while ago. But I'm just finding it now. And I'm hoping that if it's new to me, then maybe it's new to you too.]
Now, as a good number of you know, there’s a huge knitting-and-blogging-synchronicity thing going on here in good ol’ PDX. And Twittering. A lot of those knitters use Twitter, too.
I can’t explain it. It’s just there. Maybe it’s a making-things-with-your-hands thing. I don’t know. It’s just big.
So knitting tech is big here. And helping knitters with tech is, therefore, big too.
KnitMap is a Yarn Store finder. It’s a site that catalogues and maps the locations of retail shops that sell yarn, knitting supplies and knitting accessories. You can search to find these locations in the US, Canada, UK and most of Europe. Its anywhere that Google maps will work, and the list is growing everyday! Once you’ve found a shop, you can rate it’s attributes, leave comments, upload photos, and add it to your Favorites.
For more information or to see if your favorite yarn store is listed, visit KnitMap.