Monday, 27 April 2009

New Crochet Magazines

Yesterday I went to our monthly Knit Out of the Knitting Noras. We were a little depleted in numbers due to holidays and fatigue following visits to Wonderwool. Deb kindly gave me a lift there which I was really grateful for as my knee was still trying to recover from the Art Gallery steps.

I got a copy of the new Inside Crochet which Deb had picked up for me in Bolton and Crochet Today which Kath had managed to pick up a copy for me in Manchester. I do enjoy getting new crochet magazines although they are so much harder to find in newsagents than knitting magazines are. I love them and books even though I don't always make things from them. I have posted a few photos from Inside Crochet today. I will add Crochet Today tomorrow. I have to say that Inside crochet is less likely to be used by me as although a lot of the designs are nice I am just so not into crocheting circles as I really struggle linking them together. Inside crochet seem to have cornered the market with circles in this issue.

The Meadow scarf I might make for my niece as there are only 14 circular motifs and they only get joined on one side. The Cecily Moebius is worse at 42 circles joined on all sides. Personally I am not into Moebius at all. I prefer a straightforward scarf. Ellie is a child's bolero that would only ever get used as a party jacket or a bridesmaid outfit but I shudder at 115 circular crochet motifs joined on all sides and so it is definitely not on my project list.

As for the socks - well decorative is probably the right word to use. I doubt if they would be comfy in my shoes when out walking. Sacha Kagan's granny fringed top may appeal to some but even the hippy within won't let me make and wear that myself. Not even over a T shirt. Although I have enjoyed reading the magazine I do think it is a bit over priced at £4.99 as it is riddled with adverts and promotional features and only has 13 patterns.

I took Lisa's jacket to the Knit out and left it with Bev to give to Lisa when she comes back from her camping trip. Bev is a similar size to Lisa so kindly modelled the Granny takes a trip jacket as when I put things on Flickr I always get requests for photos of me wearing things which is a bit difficult when I am twice the size as the person that I have made the garment for!


Knitting Nurd said...

Thank you for sharing the photos out of the magazine, Jan! Call me daft, but I love the portability of circles and don't mind joining them at all. So, I might have to pick up my copy so I can make the little girl's capelet for my granddaughter. I love it!
I hope your knee is feeling better today and continues to improve!!!

ambermoggie said...

Jacket looks wonderful:)

stormina_teacup said...

Oh - wow - it looks even better on a real person. If I were Bev, I'd go awol and not pass it on to me. But if she does I'll hunt her down. I can't wait to get my hands on it.
Thank you sooooooooooooooo much! Lx