The first thing I did when I got back from vacation was buy the new Interweave Knits that came out when I was away. I was so excited to see all of the ads for the fall patterns...Rowan Mag #38, RY Classic, new Rebecca, etc. Now, imagine my surprise when I beat feet to the mentioned Web sites for a gander at these spectacular fall designs only to find that apparently someone at these very large companies FORGOT TO UPDATE THE WEB SITE! I mean come on, if you are going to advertise in a very well known knitting magazine, wouldn't you at least update your site to acknowledge that the ad was actually running? The patterns are obviously finished...Rebecca even ran a full page ad for God's sake. Even if they aren't ready to distribute the finished product, they at least could give us a peek. Sorry, but I absolutely hate that.
Moving on, I thought the Shibori article in this issue was pretty interesting. I also liked the Union Square Market Pullover (the sleeves more than anything else), the Cabled Shrug (but probably too big for me), and of course I would DIE to have the Satchel. That thing is WAY beyond my capabilities, but I love the "Mary Poppins" look of it. I really liked the sweater in the Skacel ad on page 77, but of course, no info about it on their Web site. I also went to take a look at the new Hand Maiden yarns from Fleece Artist, but alas, also could not find a Web site that sold just the yarn...only kits. By this time the Interweave Mag hit the wall and there it sits. Punished for being the messenger of bad Web sites.
Knitting and vacation pictures tomorrow. I just haven't gotten around to sorting them. The Internet is the LAST place you are going to see a picture of me in a bikini!