Firstly, a disclaimer: what follows are my own personal opinions and by no means is a slight on the designers/publications involved. I am highly opinionated. This is the end of the warning!
“Knitting” magazine (March 2005): disappointing. Poor colour choice and slightly ill-fitting garments abound. However, the worst offender is this:
Lurid green – fine. Multicoloured bobbles – fine. Fringing – fine. A lurid green cardigan with multicoloured bobbles and fringing – NO! In order to protect the model’s shame, I’ve done a Crimewatch-style fuzzout of her face.
Vogue Knitting: Winter 2005 – Overall quite good. The bags section (including a knitted “thing” to go over the back wheels of a bicycle – why?) is not to my liking. However, the “West Coast Winter” is just my kind of this. The two pieces I really like are these:
I can see the first one working well in Rowan Wool Cotton or possible All Seasons Cotton.
I also love these funky socks:
Rowan Magazine 37: the 1970s on acid. A few hidden gems, but this, I like:
And finally … a review of the first yarn I’ve ever spun.
Luckily, the huge uneveness of the yarn doesn’t show through in this photo. Nowadays it’s called “slubby” and “designer”. I call it inept spinning! Let’s just say: “could do better”, but not bad for a
first fifth effort.