I am very critical of knitting magazines and will not purchase one unless there are at least 3 projects that I might want to knit in the future. I'm pretty picky about what I want to knit.
At least this is how I define what usually is just a feeling. That OMG, I would totally wear that feeling. That-OMG-I-want-to-knit-that-and-wear-it-NOW, where's-my-stash, I-must-have-something-in-the-stash-that-I-could-knit-this-right-now-with. The-Oh-crap-I-don't-have-anything-in-the-stash-that's-appropriate,-I-must-get-onto-the-internet-and-find-the-right-yarn-for-this-project-immediately-feeling.
I mean, how often do you get that feeling? Maybe once a year? For me, it feels like it's been quite a while since I've gotten that feeling from a magazine. Until now. In the Fall, 2010 issue of Interweave Knits, I got that must-knit-now feeling 3 times! I haven't had an experience like that since maybe the Interweave Knits Summer 2006 issue, and that puppie lived in my knitting bag for 2 years!
From the interview with Barbara Walker, to the Legacy of Elizabeth Zimmerman, to Tom Hohmann's Storyknits this issue of Interweave offers traditional and non-traditional knitting perspectives alike.
I've always enjoyed the magic of the single-stitch and loved seeing all of it's various possibilities. I've always considered it cheating at cables and quite clever. It seemed to me that in past issues, there was way more fair isle than I ever wanted to knit and esoteric techniques that maybe have rocked other people's worlds, but just not mine.
The single stitch sock, hat and mittens make excellent holiday gifts (which you know will be reprinted in a future Interweave Holiday Issue). The sweaters in the Pied du Grue section would fit anybody. The Leitmotif Cardigan I could see on every body type, the Hawthorn pullover's boatneck is flattering, and the Inversion Gansey has the perfect mix of stockinette and lace. The patterns in the remaining sections are varied. Multiple project types, like scarves, skirts and shrugs and multiple techniques makes it difficult for me to believe that you couldn't find one thing to knit.
So, what do you think? Are you happy with the latest issue of Interweave Knits? I'm happy I got mine b/c I think it's going to sell out.
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I'm Angela. I'm an obsessed knitter.
Blogging about knitting since 2004.
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To sum up: husband has a job after two layoffs in 2013. Husband has been laid off for the fourth time in two years due to companies cancelling projects. I have two kids under the age of 5, we just moved in with my mother in law and I think I'm starting to get my mojo back. I've had writer's block for weeks.
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