This morning was quite chilly when I left for our Thursday morning knitting group.
I decided to wear my weaver’s wool mini shawl instead of a jacket. Of course everyone wanted the pattern as the shawl is very flattering. The yarn the pattern suggests is a sport weight yarn made by Mountain Colors. I used Mountain Colors yarn but used Mountain Goat which is slightly thicker making a larger shawl. I have found two more skeins of Mountain Goat in my stash so will make another shawl as a gift.
Yesterday I received two knitting magazines from Australia. Issue 13 of Yarn arrived and I was bitterly disappointed with it. I have noticed over the last two or three issues a decline in quality both in patterns and general content. This latest issue had no direction from beginning to end. Almost every article at the front of the magazine had the end at the back of the magazine. It was a struggle to actually work out what and where the knitting patterns were too. When I had talked to my Mother she mentioned that she was unimpressed with the magazine and certainly wouldn’t buy it again unless I really wanted it.
On the other hand the newest arrival Australian Knitting was very well laid out and extremely vibrant. So there were a couple of crochet patterns and a bag made from a recycled felted sweater… The front did say 30 patterns to knit which probably was a little stretch but I am not bothered. I always think when you purchase a magazine or a book not every pattern will please every person and I accept that. However I really thought this magazine had something for everyone. Easy patterns for those beginners and more advanced for those that are experienced or for those who want to further their knitting capabilities.