Up until a month ago, I had never bought a knitting magazine. But since then I’ve indulged in a few purchases, and have really enjoyed what is on offer. On Saturday I bought the Interweave Knits Spring 2009 which has (finally) arrived at our local magazine shop. And it must have been a surface freighted copy as it was more than $7 cheaper than the Winter edition I bought last month (a ball of yarn worth! Shame!)
I’ve really enjoyed browing the patterns and have been impressed at the variety of projects – something for the blokes, shawls, lots of women’s knits in a variety of constructions, as well as interesting articles and ads for gorgeous (yet unattainable) things. Ahhh, bliss!
Of course, despite the fact that I *should* be knitting something else, I found myself casting on for Whisper (rav link) although now I notice, so has half of Ravelry. Ah well, at least we don’t all shop at the same supermarket. I wasn’t aiming to be trendy – but the simplicity of the design, and the fact I could use something from stash (ie – I was unable to stop myself) has meant that this project just couldn’t wait. I really do seem to need at least one mindless knitting project on the go, and therefore I will work on this as well as on the sweater I was meant to be knitting!
So, although we are heading into autumn here, this Spring edition is getting some use straight away. I also loved the Silk Cocoon Cardigan (but can’t wear cross-over tops without looking very dumpy), the Petal Halter (but again, alas haven’t the figure for it) and adore the Sweet Tee. I still have not settled on a pattern for Dh’s promised winter knit and although I like it, I don’t think that Jeff’s Pub Sweater would be all that great for the classroom. So I’ll keep thinking about that. And knitting for myself in the meantime.