Sweater du Jour

Guess I'm going to have to pick up the latest copy of Vogue Knitting!

I've had this Luna cotton hanging around that I wanted to stash bust the heck out of but couldn't get the right gauge on any of the sweaters I wanted to knit and then I saw this in my twitter feed:

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Yummy yummy! It's Eileen Fisher's latest addition to the Fall Vogue Knitting and I'm going to slink off to the grocery store in just a few to see if I can get a hard copy. If not I'll download the darned thing because this is a must knit if I ever saw one. (photo by Soho Publishing). I've got my fingers crossed that this might look ok on my boobs and if not, then maybe my MIL will wear it. Maybe?

New Jane Austen Knits is Out!

JaneAustenKnitsSummer2012Hey Knitting Geeks. If you're crazy for Jane Austen (or Downton Abbey for that matter) then you should know that the latest issue of Jane Austen Knits for Summer 2012 just came out and is available at your local book or yarn shop. You can get a sneak peek at the latest Austen-inspired designs here.

The wristlets on the front are already a great Giftmas knit. I would love to get this magazine as a gift for my birthday, wink wink nudge nudge say no more. The Sutherton Sweater is stunning, there's a baby hat that would make any new mother swoon and some shawls destined to bust your stash.

Are you a fan of Jane Austen Knits? Did you knit anything from the first issue? Let us know in the comments!

Spring 2012 Knitty is Out!

...now digging through my cotton yarn stash! It's time for Spring Knitty 2012!

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Good Day Sunshine Pattern and photo by Amanda Bjorge

Knitty Surprise Patterns for Deep Fall 2011

Hooray! Knitty released the surprise patterns for Deep Fall 2011 today. That's one good way to get over Rowan Calmer getting discontinued! Well, except that the Shapely Boyfriend Sweater would be fantastic in Calmer. Also love the Uzu Sock. I have some Noro sock yarn that I've been wanting an excuse to use. Even better than the patterns is a great article from Stephanie Japel about how to achieve excellent fit. I'm pretty curvy and can benefit from these kinds of tips. It's so frustrating when you spend a long time knitting a sweater only to discover that it looks like the dog's breakfast on you.

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What are you waiting for? Go check them out!

Jane Austen Knits 2011

JaneAustenKnitsI 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.

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