The IK Summer 2008 preview is here, and I gotta say that it really, really doesn’t suck. Let’s hope this is the just first of many better-than-meh issues. The last couple issues had me seriously rethinking my subscription, I was THAT disappointed. But not this one. In fact, there are a couple of things in here I really REALLY wanna knit. Things including techniques I thought never to employ. For instance?
Roped Shell by Angela Hahn
Is that mosaic? Or stranding? I really don’t know. Yeah, I haven’t done either, and I’ve sworn that mosaic is the work of the debbil, created to drive sane knitters completely batshit. But, whatever. I. Must. Knit.
Plaid Halter by Gryphon Perkins
Makes me glad I held onto a couple of my racer-back bras, cuz this baby’s all mine! I’ll probably elongate the body so it hits me mid-hip, and add some shaping to accommodate the assage area. And again, with the stranding. I guess I’m evolving or something…
The Wakame Lace Tunic also by Angela Hahn along with the Leaf Kimono Top (Sarah Barbour) and quite possibly Apres Surf Hoodie (Connie Chang Chinchio) will find their way into my queue. And if the DH minds his manners (stays on the quit smoking gig), Kathy Zimmerman’s Brick Pullover just might be in his not-so-distant future.
So, yeah, I’m loving on the new IK. But that’s not to say it doesn’t have it’s complete and utter train wrecks. Like the
sweater, and then there’s always the Sloppy (b)Ast(a)r(d) Cardi mess. WTF IS that, anyway?
The rest are a just steaming pile of meh, with the potential shift one way or the other, or not, as I see fit. But as I they say, and by they, I mean me…“one knitter’s meh, is another knitter’s whee!”