Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring/Summer Knit Simple

The latest Knit Simple showed up in the mail today. Unfortunately, I don't always spend as much time as I should with the magazines that come across my desk. I'm really glad I stopped and took a thorough look at this one.

First up, don't overlook the masthead. They provide little snippets of info about the staff there. For example, did you know that Lori Steinberg, the Patterns Editor, is a golfer? Bon Appetit does the same thing. Getting a peek behind the curtain is always a treat.

A little further into the magazine is a section called Knits+That. This is where they show off tools and bags and other miscellanies. This issue featured the photography of a friend of mine, Richard Perry, of Obadiah Studios. . He's related to the nice folks over at Classic Elite. I first saw his photography at VKLive in LA and was immediately smitten with it. I've since bought a couple of things from him.

These guys are darling. Click on over and check out Pigtails. It's hanging in my bathroom. It seems I have a thing for the arses on the farm.

The book section had some great reviews. Two books in particular hit my radar, Connie Chang Chinchio's Textured Stitches and Kristi Porter's More Knitting in the Sun. I like the format of the reviews. All the books are rated on The Concept, Math Check, and Newbie Friendliness. Then the editors get clever and add categories more specific to the book like Fan-girl Faves and Glove Love.

In case you don't know The Crochet Dude, Drew Emborsky, there is a profile. He tells a sweet story of the connection he shares with his mother and crochet. The back page has another sweet story. That one is about the connection between Lori Steinberg and her dad.

Of course, no magazine would be complete without patterns and this one is chock full of great warm whether knits. There's a section of beach-y, another for scarves, some drop stitch wonders and a great group of dresses for little girls.

We were included with the scarves. Julie Giddy created this short row cravat using just one skein of our silk/bamboo Pearl. There's still plenty of time to get one (or three) of these done in time for your Spring wardrobe.

1 comment:

NerdGirl said...

Pigtail is awfully cute. I think it is something about the curliness of the tail.