Saturday, March 24, 2012

Piecework March/April 2012 and Knit Simple Spring/Summer 2012

In this issue, explore traditional tools such as Tambour, Knitting, Crochet, Punch Needle and Flowermaking; Knit a Viking cable beret; Discover the ultimate helper - sewing birds; and finally, Bosnian Crochet.

NOTE:  As of the date of this post, their website is not reflecting the latest issue

This issue features quick and easy knits such as scarves, drop stitches and little girl dresses; Beach coverups; Flower Looms and 5 easy flowers to make - Be sure to enter for your chance to win a Bloom Loom!  Check out the website (link can be found in the "Magazines" tab at the top of the page) for details.

Happy Reading!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Spring and Summer 2012 Knitting Magazines

Here is a list of the magazines I have recently purchased.  You can find links to the websites for all of them up on the "Magazines" tab at the top of the blog where you can subscribe, purchase back issues and more.

  • Simply Knitting - March, Issue 90 - Comes with super cute needle gauge in the shape of an owl!
  • The Knitter - Issue 41 - Jane Sowerby Cowl on the cover looks absolutely gorgeous, as well as the Louisa Harding free bonus patterns!
  • Debbie Bliss Spring/Summer 2012 - Beautiful lace and color work in this issue.  Lots of beautiful projects as always.
  • Your Knitting Life (formerly Knitting today!) - April/May 2012 - Has some cute Easter kiddie knits and Mother's Day projects
  • Make it this Weekend from Creative Knitting - Spring 2012 - Gorgeous Kara Gott Warner design, the Stuyvesant Shrug in this issue as well as a very nice knit by Faina Goberstein, the Calypso Capelet, based on a traditional Orenburg shawl technique
  • Love of Knitting - Spring 2012 - Has some nice spring sweater patterns, as well as a cute pair of socks designed by Kristin Hansen called Snowmelt Socks and pretty Stained Glass Wrap designed by  Ellen Liguori
  • Knit 'n Style - June 2012, Issue 179 - the Oak Leaves Shawl by Vera Sanon is my favorite, there are also some sweater patterns and a dress to knit, if you have the time and are so inclined
  • Knit Now - Issue 4 - Lovely lace capelet, beaded socks and some quick and easy hats are among the projects in this issue 
  • Sandra Knit Trends - No. 5 - Filled with lots of gorgeous sweaters, lace and color work

OK, that is going to wrap it up for what's in my magazine stack this time around.  Happy reading!