Design Sponge (the blog, if not Grace Bonney herself) is in a knitting state of mind this month. It was disclosed recently that the already impossibly likable Max Tielman is a knitter. And yesterday they launched two different knitting/crochet-related enterprises. First came the announcement of an Instagram contest (hashtag #dsknits). Second came the first installment in a multi-part series on learning to knit. So great to see a design site as big as Design Sponge focusing on this particular wildly rewarding life skill.