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« Reply #50 on: April 10, 2006 12:35:56 PM »

Yuck.

I'm extremely underwhelmed. Knitty, what's happening to you?

Agreed.  Despite the weird manicure socks and cool scarves, it feels like a really "old lady-ish" issue to me.  I rely on knitty for hip, young patterns.  This time I don't see anything I could really honestly use in my life!
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« Reply #51 on: April 10, 2006 12:44:14 PM »

If you mean the Pomatomus socks from the last issue, I think Hedera is designed by the same person (Cookie A.) so I like to think of it as less like copying and more like riffing on the same theme Smiley I really like the way she photographs her designs.

Oh then, all is forgiven! I think it's cool too, but I didn't recognize the designer name and didn't think it was the same person. I couldn't find the pattern from the last issue (they don't seem to be in the archives yet) so I couldn't verify. They are nice socks. I'm kind of into socks right now, but I want to make something more practical. It seems like lacy socks would be uncomfortable to wear with shoes, and I definitely want something I can wear with shoes.
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« Reply #52 on: April 10, 2006 12:46:49 PM »

I'm disappointed. I was looking forward to this day for so long (as I do every time), and I didn't see a single thing I'd like to make for myself. The kids' knits are okay, but not amazing enough to make me wish I knew actual children for whom I could make them.
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« Reply #53 on: April 10, 2006 12:52:23 PM »

I like convertable, but I have to agree on the whole this issue was a little disappointing, damn that law of diminishing returns
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« Reply #54 on: April 10, 2006 12:53:26 PM »

i don't know if i'm retarded, but i'm still stuck looking at the winter knitty... no spring for me i guess. it won't come up, and i'm too non-functional to figure it out.
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« Reply #55 on: April 10, 2006 01:07:48 PM »

Try going to Knitty and then hitting refresh.  Sounds like you're looking at a cached version.

I agree with the above poster that says this issue feels older than the usual target age--particularly the sweaters.  They're nice sweaters for someone older than I am (not that being older's a bad thing) but I just don't expect to see these types of patterns in Knitty.

ETA: I will give $10 to the first person who makes the manicure socks and mails them to Kevin Federline.  They're so his everyday style.  And if he was ever photographed in them...OMG that would be the most awesomely bad thing ever.
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« Reply #56 on: April 10, 2006 01:33:02 PM »

PlayItGeorge, on that note, someone should really invent soleless socks for the Britster. That way the tops of her feet could be warm, but nothing would interfere between her and full gas-station-bathroom-floor contact.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #57 on: April 10, 2006 01:40:01 PM »

I want to make "Convertible."  Anyone have ideas about what might be a good substitue for the Blue Moon Fiber Arts Bambu [100 % bamboo; 400 yds/370 m per 85g skein] called for in the pattern?
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« Reply #58 on: April 10, 2006 02:04:50 PM »

I want to make "Convertible."  Anyone have ideas about what might be a good substitue for the Blue Moon Fiber Arts Bambu [100 % bamboo; 400 yds/370 m per 85g skein] called for in the pattern?

Maybe a few of skeins (four, probably) of South West Trading Company Bamboo [100% bamboo; 250 yds per 100g skein]. It's $13.35 per skein over at yarnmarket. It doesn't look a whole lot cheaper, though, unless you could just get away with three skeins (750 yds to the pattern's 800) instead of four (1000 yds).

It was a little irritating and splitty, though, when I tried to knit with it.
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« Reply #59 on: April 10, 2006 02:09:33 PM »

I have been waiting anything but patiently for the new Knitty - much like everyone else - and I too am underwelmed (if that is even a real word - I make words up all the time).  The pedicure socks - cute, but I already had a pattern for them that also included geisha socks for use with flipflops.  Nothing new there.  I don't have kids so that didn't appeal.  I did like the hedera socks, the tendrils shawl thing, and the nagano sakura mini scarf accent thing.  The rest did, as someone else so succinctly said, look like stuff my grnadmother would wear if she was trying to look trendy.  I guess that anticipation was better than the getting.  <sigh>  I guess there's always summer...
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