Since Eunny Jang left the helm of editor-in-chief of Interweave Knits and Knit.Wear (now Knit.Purl. and, judging by the first issue, not nearly as strong after the title change to meet a different audience), I’ve been really critical of new issues. It seems that every issue since then has featured a more muted color palette (stitcking […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
In honor of the Blizzard of 2015 I’ve decided to review 150 Scandinavian Motifs: The Knitter’s Directory by Mary Jane Mucklestone (love that name, by the way; it just sounds great!). Why? Well, Scandinavia is known not only for vikings but also for being cold and snowy. It’s also known for its sweaters and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“I like knitting”, there’s a phrase that probably every knitter has uttered or at least “I love knitting”. Well, now that phrase is a magazine or rather an online magazine. You may have never heard of it, and that’s because it’s brand new. Their February 2015 issue is, in fact, their second issue, though […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Vogue Knitting Winter 2014/2015 focuses primarily on one very interesting knitting technique: mosaic knitting. This unique technique pioneered by none other than Barbara Walker uses a slip stitch technique to create color work by only working with one color at a time. Any stitch that isn’t worked in the current color is slipped and only […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
As I’ve said before, I don’t really get crochet. It intimidates me, and I think a lot of patterns are ugly. When I saw the premier issue of CrochetScene, though I can say for certain that I did not find the patterns to be ugly. In fact, I found the opposite: they were fresh […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I’m still feeling the holiday season, how about you? I guess I can’t help it. I had a wonderful Christmas with my family, I managed to snag some vacation time thanks to my PTO being about to expire, everyone is healthy and happy, and I’m just not ready to let the feeling go quite yet. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Scarves are easily one of my favorite knitted garments, as can be evidenced from my patterns: Flipping For Pine Cones, Six Braid Wedding Ring Scarf, Infinite Cables Cowl, Out of Sequence, Seed After Seed, and some as of yet unpublished scarf patterns, not to mention my first design. As such, it seems appropriate that I […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The new version of Downton Abbey Knits is out, and I couldn’t be more excited! I really wanted to like the first edition of Downton Abbey Knits. I really did. My interest in the show and my love of all things English (let’s face it – with the accents and the Beatles, they just tend to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for a knitting book/magazine review! Well, at least this Friday it does. Whether that continues to be the case remains to be seen, but I’m getting off topic… Today’s review is for the newly released knitting magazine, Enchanted Knits by Interweave. It’s a special issue, so any review of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I thought I’d start my first knitting magazine review with the knit.wear premiere issue. It might seem like an odd place to start, but this knitting magazine is probably my favorite knitting magazine of all time. In the forward, the editor Eunny Jang says about the issue, “when intricate patterning and complex surface design have been stripped […]Continue Reading... No Comments.