1. Default Section

Hello, and welcome to the 2008 State of the Knitgrrl Survey! Thanks for taking time to answer some questions about my readers. This survey is designed to help me continue to bring you the finest knitting and needlework-related content, books, products and more. Your personal information will not be shared with anyone, and you won't be added to any mailing lists. (Though, if you want to, the Knitgrrl mailing list signup is located on knitgrrl.com, in the right sidebar)

Thanks again and good luck winning the 2008 club membership!

Shannon Okey

1. Although only your ZIP code is required, please enter your country if you are outside the USA. Thanks!

2. Please enter your email address to be entered into the drawing for a free 2008 Yarn Club (or other Stitch Cleveland club) membership. Your responses will have no bearing on your entry for the contest, as I'll only be seeing the total results, but without it, you can't be entered. How would I find you, for one thing?! :)

3. Your age?

4. How many years have you been...

  Less than 6 months Less than one year 2-3 years 4-6 years Over 10 years Over 15 years Over 20 years It's been so long, I can't remember

5. Which publications do you read regularly?

6. If you read magazines such as BUST, Venus and ReadyMade, how much attention do you give to the ads devoted to small businesses at the back?

7. Are you on Ravelry?

8. If no, are you on the waitlist?

9. If you are on Ravelry, how much time do you spend there per week?

10. Do you subscribe to Knitgrrl.com using a feed reader, or visit using your browser?

11. Have you clicked on advertisements you saw on Knitgrrl.com?

12. Do you think sites like Knitgrrl should have advertisements at all?

13. If you own a fiber-related business (whether it’s selling patterns, hand-dyed yarn or the like), would you be more likely to advertise on a single website you like or a group of affiliated websites with similar goals?

14. Which fiber shows have you attended in the past? (i.e. Rhinebeck, Maryland, SOAR, local shows)


16. Which of my books have you read?

17. Which books would you most recommend to others? (Choose up to three answers)

18. Optional but really helpful: Why?

(i.e. did you like the instructions, the patterns, the tips & tricks, the photos? what?)

19. Which of Shannon’s upcoming books have you heard about?

20. Where do you buy most of your fiber-related books?

21. Do you listen to The Knitgrrl Show? (Shannon’s podcast). If yes, how frequently?

22. In what ways do you listen to the Knitgrrl Show?

23. What would you like to see The Knitgrrl Show do in 2008? Invite specific guests (who?) add in book or other types of reviews...?

You're the boss, you tell me.

Please take into account we are working on the audio issue right now, so that's something we know needs work.

24. If the Knitgrrl Show accepted brief ads or sponsorship from yarn companies or other fiber-related businesses, what would you think?

25. Does your local yarn shop (not online) stock patterns by independent designers? For "independent," think "something you'd see on Knitty.com" not "direct from a yarn company."

26. If they do, how many patterns? (a guess is fine)

27. Would you be more likely to purchase patterns by independent designers locally if a shop stocked them?

28. Have you ever subscribed to a yarn or other type of fiber club?

29. What did you like most about it? (choose up to two)

30. If "other" above, what did you like about the club? Ability to subscribe for shorter periods such as 3 or 6 months? What?

31. Would you be more or less likely to buy an e-book than a printed book if the subject matter interests you?

32. What kinds of fiber-related digital content have you purchased in the past?

33. If you chose "other" above, what other items?

34. What kind of knitting/fiber arts books do you wish there were more of? (choose up to three)

35. Have you taken lessons at your LYS or guild?

36. Would you sign up for online fiber classes?

37. What don’t you like about the fiber classes you’ve taken?

38. If "other" or you have more to say on the subject, have at it!

39. Which of these would you most like to learn more about? (choose up to three)

40. If other, details, please?

41. On a scale of 1-10, how would you rank knitgrrl.com against other knitting blogs?

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 N/A
Knitting content
Links to other sites
General commentary
Book reviews
Pattern reviews

42. Ok, last chance. What else would you like to tell me? What would you like to see improved? What would you like to see me do in 2008? How can I help you be a happier knit-camper? I do this for you, you know. (Wait, did that sound too mom-guilt-like? Sorry).

Thanks again and good luck on winning the drawing!