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« Reply #50 on: September 09, 2005 06:59:02 AM »

I love many of the patterns, but I can see doing Blackberry right away (after I clear out the three other projects on the needles...  Wink
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« Reply #51 on: September 09, 2005 07:29:56 AM »

I actually had to go look at this issue all over again after reading all the glowing comments, because my first impression was just, hum, okay. Everything's really nicely designed but I have to agree that they all have a real "off the rack" feel. And that's probably exactly what a lot of people look for in a pattern. I'm just of the mind that if I could pay $14.99 for a sweater on clearance, why spend $80 plus several months to make it? (I absolutely DO NOT mean that as an insult to the designers, who are WAY more talented than I could ever hope to be!!!) It probably explains why I've never yet ever followed a pattern without modifying it somehow. I like knit to make things I couldn't find in a store, like Revolution or Astrodome, or Ella.  Grin
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« Reply #52 on: September 09, 2005 09:34:50 AM »

I actually had to go look at this issue all over again after reading all the glowing comments, because my first impression was just, hum, okay. Everything's really nicely designed but I have to agree that they all have a real "off the rack" feel. And that's probably exactly what a lot of people look for in a pattern. I'm just of the mind that if I could pay $14.99 for a sweater on clearance, why spend $80 plus several months to make it? (I absolutely DO NOT mean that as an insult to the designers, who are WAY more talented than I could ever hope to be!!!) It probably explains why I've never yet ever followed a pattern without modifying it somehow. I like knit to make things I couldn't find in a store, like Revolution or Astrodome, or Ella.  Grin

i agree that it is probely cheaper to buy a sweater off the rack than spend a fortune making it, but i also believe that people are no longer knitting for purely practicle reasons, many people including myself are making the large projects just for the love of knitting something big that you can say " i made that" Smiley

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« Reply #53 on: September 09, 2005 01:26:46 PM »

how on earth can one try to hard to be funky...

Oh, for example, this: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall02/PATThalter.html
Creative, definitely. But there is just noplace I could ever wear such a thing, even if I wanted to.

Or this: http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTcolorlines.html
Again, very creative.

I just tend not to like things that have bright multi-color patterns or flames or whatever. It may very well be an age issue - a lot of the fall patterns are rather classic and conservative. Classic works for me because I spend most days at work where I can't wear club attire Smiley

I mostly love knitty patterns though. From the spring issue I made both the Ribbon Xback and Spring Fling (which I'm wearing today Smiley )  I *think* the winter issue comes out at the beginning of December, but don't quote me on that...

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« Reply #54 on: September 09, 2005 01:47:10 PM »

how on earth can one try to hard to be funky...

Or this: http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTcolorlines.html
Again, very creative.

*tries very hard not to be mean and fails miserably*

because i know the first thing i think about when i think fun, funky & comfy are wardrobe rejects from the cosby show.

sorry, i tried very very hard to hold it in, but it had a mind of its own.  now i need to say ten nice things to make up for it, so i'm going to head over to the "completed projects" section, where you creative craftsters always keep me impressed. =]
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« Reply #55 on: September 09, 2005 02:02:58 PM »

Ah, see - that's why I LIKE it Smiley I'm not crazy about patterns where people try too hard to make it creative and unique, because they tend to just look...weird. But that's just me. I like this issue because these sweaters are the sort of thing I would totally pick out in a store (I wouldn't wear them JUST because I made them). Obviously it's a personal preference - I'm sure you're not alone, and I'm sure the future issues have many funky things in store for you Smiley

how on earth can one try to hard to be funky...oh well...its not thati dont think the patterns are nice...they are...but thats just it...nice isnt my style...they just seem..kinda...old i guess...with a few exceptions of course...i guess its just cause im so young...oh well...i'll just wait til winter knitty...now when on earth does that come out? Roll Eyes

16 isn't that young though. I'm only 17 and I liked most of these patterns. It's not really an age thing, but a matter of taste. And in any case, I think they look like the sort of sweaters and cardis you could buy at Abercrombie or even UO maybe, and plenty of 16-17-year-old's like shopping there. *shrugs*

And definitely agree with knitty sometimes trying too hard. Will refrain from further comment though. :X
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« Reply #56 on: September 09, 2005 02:45:32 PM »

Well, I really think that while a lot of the shapes are conservative, the resulting sweaters don't have to be.

A hot pink josephine would be really crazy.

As would a lime green blueberry

Or even adding stripes to a sweater.

I mean, let's face it.  All (wearable) clothing is shaped the same.  What determines whether or not the sweater is "funky" is largely the colours you put on the thing.
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« Reply #57 on: September 09, 2005 02:59:05 PM »

Well, I really think that while a lot of the shapes are conservative, the resulting sweaters don't have to be.

A hot pink josephine would be really crazy.

As would a lime green blueberry

Or even adding stripes to a sweater.

I mean, let's face it.  All (wearable) clothing is shaped the same.  What determines whether or not the sweater is "funky" is largely the colours you put on the thing.

very true i didnt even think about it that way....mmmm....now that i think of it this way....maybe some of them could be quiet interesting...let me clearify something though. i am in no way designer bashing. all the patterns are very nice and i in no way dislike any of them...i guess theyre just not for me...but im gonna go back and look at them better and think of ways to make them funky and me...i must say though i am in love with revolution! absolutely in loooooovvvvvveeeee
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« Reply #58 on: September 09, 2005 04:34:24 PM »

SO knitting revolution and hipster!! I think that may be it for this issue though. Pretty stuff, just nothing I'd ever wear really, though I love Josephine too. And the bear is cute. XMAS GIFT!

Congrats to the craftsters!!

There are a million praises for revolution...do I smell a KAL??
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« Reply #59 on: September 09, 2005 05:19:44 PM »

Wow...this is so cool to hear that so many people want to knit one of my designs (revolution). This is crazy...and much better than being in Knitty's "man issue," which everyone seemed to dislike.
I think my favorite patterns from this issue would have to be arisaig and josephine. Both by craftster peeps, right?
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