Friday, April 03, 2009

Yarn Forward Magazine

yarnforward_cover                 I ordered issue 12 of Yarn Forward Magazine, because I really wanted to read (and keep) the huge (6 pages +) interview with Terry Pratchett about the Pratchgan and his opinions on knitting, spinning and sheep.



Unfortunately, I am not too fond of the patterns in the magazine (which only would have been a bonus, anyway…), I find most of them quite boring and uninspiring. A thing I love though, is their yarn sub recommendation for each pattern, “Save, spend or spoil yourself “. That is really a nice detail.

Most of the articles in the magazine were interesting enough, especially one about weaving.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Ooh shiny!

I have wished for a row counter bracelet by Crimson Orchid for around 1.5 years, I think. I have almost bought it for myself a couple of times.

DIGITAL CAMERA                 Monday was my 24th birthday, and I finally got one! My boyfriend wanted me to pick out one I liked, so it wasn’t a total surprise, but I really like it.

One thing I’m not too sure of is the closing mechanism, which I can’t really figure out. I think I will be attaching a clasp to it, to make it work better.

DIGITAL CAMERA                 It will be interesting to see if I’ll actually use it for what it’s meant for, but it’s pretty anyway, so I will definitely wear it. Now I want matching stitch markers…

These pictures aren’t great, but there are better ones here!