I saw Interweave's new publication Jane Austen Knits in stores a couple of weeks ago, but I didn't realize it was an Interweave publication and my initial reaction was a little less than desired. When I first saw it, I was like, oh jeeze yet another knitting magazine and one for Jane Austen of all people, what will they think of next? Charles Dickens Knitting?.
I suppose my slightly negative reaction came from a few places.
1) I am so sick of mainstream fiction targeted towards women to be Jane Austen based. You know, the books about the children of the Darcys, the continuing stories of Mr. Darcy, blah blah blah. I love Jane Austen, but I dislike it when I'm so blatantly marketed to.
2) I love knitting magazines. I have tons of them. I have a hard time organizing them and filtering out the unwanted ones. Okay, it could be said that I hoard knitting magazines. However these days when I'm not making much money it's hard for me to justify purchasing all of teh knitting magazines. So I suppose part of my reaction was. Oh man, another knitting magazine I can't really afford.
However, now that I've seen the projects I must have this knitting magazine. Sigh. Gorgeous, some of them great for costuming.
What's your knitting magazine stash like? Will you be buying Jane Austen Knits? What makes you buy a knitting magazine? Let me know in the comments.