I received my first issue of Interweave Knits magazine. I, the knitting maniac, have no subscriptions to any knitting magazines and have not even bought a single one at a store. I’ve clipped patterns out of my Mom’s old ones, but have never sat down and read through one. Yesterday I spent time at the kitchen table flipping through the pages. I’m almost stunned at seeing full-page, colorful ads for yarn and knits and shops. Turquoise, plums, and mandarin shades pop out of the pages until you begin to salivate. I just want to reach in and pet the sweaters and blankets. My absolute favorite ad is the model for Addi needles. Standing in the back of a warehouse is a tall, man donning a goti, a leather jacket and jeans knitting what appears to be a long, white scarf. I know men knit and I wish more did. There were some interesting articles including one about Nancy Bush who is known by many sock knitters. In the end, with a super sweet voice, I asked my husband if I could stretch our tight budget to include a year’s subscription to the magazine.
Someone requested me to mention that he said “Of course” to my subscription request. Now I just have to remember to send them money. I do accept donation$ to help support my yarn addiction.