Thursday, July 23, 2009

Magazine Previews

I have no new finished objects to actually show off (there are a few, but no pictures), and the list of WIP keeps growing, but I thought I'd pop in to mention the new previews that are up for Interweave Knits Fall 2009 and Knitscene Fall 2009.

There are a few promising looking patterns, but my favorite is the Farmer’s Market Cardigan by Connie Chang Chinchio. It is a wonderful balance of basic, but not boring and comfortable looking with out being frumpy. The only other one that really stands out as something I'm interested in (though that always changes) is Rosamund’s Cardigan by Andrea Pomerantz, though I think I'd go for a less fuzzy yarn and maybe longer sleeves. A few of my other favorites, though probably not things I'd knit (for a variety of reasons) are: Barcelona Jacket, French Braid Pullover, Trellis and Vine Pullover.

Knitscene isn't looking quite as promising, and a lot of the patterns look really unflattering on the models. There's nothing I'll be rushing to cast on for, but a few of my faves are: Carnaby Street Pullover by Melissa Wehrle (cute, but might not be the most flattering on me probably not appropriate for the climate here; Hollywood Herringbone Pullover by Kate Gagnon (I've been waiting for this pattern to be published, but not really sure why as I doubt I'll ever knit it, but I really like it); New Motorbike Jacket by Rebecca Daniels (mostly because I'm a sucker for asymetrical openings, see Carnaby Street Pullover and Rosamund’s Cardigan above, and I guess the Hollywood Herringbone counts too... wow, I'm predictable).

Mostly, the Fall issues make me a bit jealous of people who live in climates where wool sweaters are more useful. But I really shouldn't complain, and I have to remember the places here that go crazy with the AC, and that I might find some use for these. Right now Farmer's Market is looking the most promising, but we'll see how that goes, one of the wonderful things about Ravelry is the easy ability to see how others have reinterpreted patterns to make them better or more appropriate for my body/life (case in point, finding out that the Lotus Blossom Tank actually looks great when it fits the wearer).

And, for a totally non-knitting aspect, here's a preview of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, coming March of 2010.

Even though I'm having some issues with the vision (like how old Alice looks), I'm super excited. (And if that video gets taken down, try here.)