I wrote this before I went to the American Library Association conference, planning to post it later so there would be stuff for when I had no time to write…. Ooops.
Is anyone else fairly disillusioned with Knitty lately? (With no offense to the lovely designers who I know worked very hard and have every right to be pleased as punch with themselves.)
Hip in hemp is cute on a kid, but kind of looks like wearing an afghan. Zinzin has great shaping, but I’ve now knit enough tank tops to know they actually aren’t very flattering, no matter what you do to them. Ditto for Coachella, Askew and Sophie. And while I dig the innovative construction of Coachella I don’t think I’d combine the butch of a racerback with the femme of the drapey front. Askew I’ve seen a variation of before and friends and I agreed we weren’t so keen on the big arrow to the crotch idea. Tangerine twist is cute enough, but not enough to make me jump for the needles. (The model is adorable though!)
I mostly just don’t care about socks or hats or things for kids or lacy scarves, so all of those patterns could be great, I have no idea. But they’re not for me.
On a more positive note: Unmentionables? Totally clever. (Though not something I will ever make.) And I loved the lion washcloth.
Maybe I’m exceedingly disaffected and/or picky, but I just want things that I would actually make.
Things like the Mrs. Darcy Cardigan, the Lucy in the Sky Cardigan, Sizzle (and over here – now that’s how you design a tank top! Really, most of Wendy’s stuff is pretty darn fabulous.) I feel like Knitty used to be for me, but it’s shifted…