The new Fall issue of Vogue Knitting is out. What a beautiful collection of patterns. Here's a Fair Isle design I did for their black and white story. Isn't this shot gorgeous? I just want to be there on those rocks with that walking stick looking out to the sea!
The pullover was knit in Rowan's Creative Focus Wool/Alpaca. Kind of funny VK asked me to do a black and white sweater, don't you think? The whole time I was swatching the lovely single ply yarn, I kept thinking about how gorgeous it would be in a real color combination. Lots of times, I have to design what the magazine wants and so I keep my mouth shut and swatch on. I knew Trisha would get a good photo of it but I kept thinking about colors.
After I sent the sweater in, I couldn't help but voice my color-starved opinions to VK. And lo and behold, they asked me to write down my thoughts for an article for the Fall issue. Then push came to shove and Doreen sold too many ad pages. My article got moved to their website. Actually, that's a good thing because now I can reference it forever here on my blog. Read my COLOR YOUR KNITS article here.
I always anticipate the arrival of the new fall knitting magazines in the mailbox. Vogue Knitting, Knitters, Interweave Knits ...... love them all. I know that so many magazines are going digital now but there really is no substitute for going to the mailbox and actually lifting a plastic wrapped glossy magazine from my actual mailbox, not my virtual one. Thank goodness the physical magazine business model still seems to be working for the knitting magazines. Fingers crossed.
So today, I open up the comments section to all of you.... What do you think about paper magazines and virtual magazines (like Knitty, Petite Purls, Twist Collective, Knit Circus). I know there are many more virtual magazines out there. If you know of one I might be interested in, leave it in the comments. Thanks. Which do you prefer? Paper or Virtual.
FYI..... Last weekend for the discount on my new Kristin's Creative Christmas Stocking Pattern. See this post.
And lastly, CONGRATULATIONS to Clara Parkes on the 11th Anniversary of Knitter's Review! What a wonderful addition Clara has been to the yarn business, don't you think??? I don't know Clara well at all but I have met her a couple times at TNNA. I admire what she does from afar and look forward to her weekly newsletter every Thursday a.m. Write on Clara!