Saturday, August 05, 2006

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I got the Fall issue of Vogue Knitting the other day. There are some designs in it I like, such as this one:

Over all, though, I'm kind of disappointed. I'm having a hard time with this "Let's go back to the 80s" fashion revival. Are we supposed to pretend that we didn't look ridiculous the first time around? There's a pattern for a striped tunic with matching scarf- to be worn with leggings, of course- that's metallic for one stripe and angora for the other. It's so depressingly like sweaters I saw in 1987, and I didn't like them then, either.

I think the other reason I'm a bit disappointed in Vogue Knitting is because, not long after I subscribed, I started to get Interweave Knits. I LOVE that magazine. The designs in it appeal to me more, I guess. I still haven't gotten my fall issue yet, even though I've heard that some people all the way in Wales already have theirs, and everyone says it's wonderful. Bah. I'm not a patient person.

In other news- the cuff of my ugly sock is nearly an inch long. And I've swatched for a project I'm not certain whether I'll start right now or wait on a bit. We'll see.

2 comments:

Aprilynne said...

Ah, the 80's, why in the HECK? WHY WHY WHY?!!! NNNNOOOOOO!

Yeah, I saw those 80's sweaters too, ew.

Miss Lime said...

If it's any consolation, I just got my copy of Interweave Knits in the mail yesterday. Yes, yesterday! That would be August 15th! I don't know what the delay was but I was chomping at the bit to receive it.

Miss Violet bought the new Vogue Knitting mag too. It has some stuff about socks in it, if I remember correctly, so I was thinking about picking one up. But nothing else in it really appealed to me.

You're right about the 80s revival. I consider myself a child of the 80s, but come on! Isn't once enough? I guess as long as they don't bring back the lace fingerless Madonna gloves and the great big bangs, I won't complain to loudly. :)

Miss Lime