Well, yesterday I opened the mailbox and was surprised to see both Vogue Knitting and Cast On inside. I had lots to do, so I set them aside, figuring I would savor them at night when I finally got a chance to sit down.
Maybe it was the anticipation, was I expceting too much? I'm not sure, but when I finally sat down to take a look, I was really disappointed.
First Cast On. I'm not sure there is anything that I would make from this magazine, but that's par for the course. This issue is filled with big bulky coats -- blech! I did think the Rosette Jacket looked well designed, but having said that, it's not something that I would make. And the Denison Pullover from Dale of Norway is nice, but I've seen many much better looking nordic sweaters, so I'm not putting this one on my list either.
Then there was Vogue Knitting. I guess I expect more from them than I do from Cast On, so I was really not happy with this issue. There was only one design that really caught my eye, and that was Deborah Newton's shawl. Here's a picture for you:
There's a whole spread on black and white -- blah. And a section on vests -- yucky! Then a "sport" section. Now, I did kind of like Vladimir Teriokhin's hooded pullover. And the "gypsy" designs -- yikes! Nothing I would wear. There is a nice tutorial from Meg Swanson on the turkish cast on. I may try that if I ever decide to try toe-up socks again (not all that likely. . . )
sigh. . .
So that's the magazine round-up. I'm thinking I may need to subscribe to Rowan again. I let my subscription lapse last year when we were moving and I was trying to save $$. What do you think? Is it worth the hefty price?
And here's a poll for fun: