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news to use [Apr. 26th, 2004|10:46 am]
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The latest Lion Brand newsletter arrived in my inbox today. I can't say I actually use their yarns that much but I like the newsletter a lot. The new makeover is really great, too. This issue features a new kid's sweater pattern in cotton-ease, which I could possibly consider making for one of my nieces/nephews that are in warm climates. Very cute. They also are running a special offer on the Winter issue of Vogue Knitting, $4.99 ppd, which you can order from them here.

In personal news, the shoulder is all better, so I have given myself the all-clear to get back to my projects. As soon as I recover from last night's overdose of Italian food, that is. (the paglia e fieno was to die for.)

[User Picture]From: ennuiater
2004-04-26 06:19 pm (UTC)
That's a cute and simple kids sweater, but are they COLORBLIND? Yargh that's an awful color combination.

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From: tuliptoe
2004-04-26 07:21 pm (UTC)
I have to agree on those colours. yuck. I could have gone with the purple and pink OR the yellow and blue, not all four.
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[User Picture]From: jinjurknits
2004-04-26 08:53 pm (UTC)
what? you don't think the addition of the fuschia back is the perfect touch? :D

I think Lion Brand is cool for trying to make interesting yarns affordable, but when I get their catalog, so many of the patterns and kits -- yikes!! If the patterns are good, the color choices are usually pretty eye-searing. And doubly scary -- the supposed statistic that some 80% or more of knitters will use the exact colors shown.
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From: tuliptoe
2004-04-26 07:28 pm (UTC)
Yay for fixed shoulders and yummy italian food. We have one of the best restaurants here in our neighborhood for italian. You'd never believe it is up here in suburbia but it's really tops.

I picked up the spring Vogue Knitting and I was interested to see that there seems to be more of an emphasis on fitting the sweaters. It reminded me of your talking about knitting garments and how some or really most of the pattern makers don't seem to care about actual fit. Don't get me wrong, on my flip through there is mostly stuff for skinny minnie's but I bought it for a 3/4 length sleeve longish cardigan with a 3 button closure that I really want to try.

I also picked up Beyond Stitch n Bitch, Reflections on Knitting and Life by Afi-Odelia Scruggs. I read it today and I really liked some of the things she has to say about knitting and art. I recommend it if you have time to read. ;)
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[User Picture]From: jinjurknits
2004-04-26 08:57 pm (UTC)
Haven't seen the Spring VK yet, but there was some nice stuff in the fall issue (I think it's fall? With Daryl Hannah on the cover -- who now sports a mustache and "I Love Jackson" tattoo courtesy the boy.)

Some interesting stuff in the upcoming Interweave Knits, too, I'll post a link tomorrow.

That book sounds interesting! Must have just hit stores to not have a single review on amazon yet!!

anyway, sleepy time....
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From: tuliptoe
2004-04-27 08:31 am (UTC)
Ok, on closer look I am mistaken regarding fit in the knit of the Spring Vogue. There is one particularly horrible example where with a blocky pattern and horizontal stripes they make a nice trim gal look like she is about 3 feet wide. Do horizontal stripes EVER look good on anyone over the age of 7? My guess is no.

I have yet to look closely at Cast On or In Knitting, two others I got yesterday. They didn't have Interweave where I was.

I think that book is relatively new. Maybe I'll go post a review. :)
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