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Over Half a Million Served

For those of you who watch site counters, you’ll note I just surpassed the 500,000 mark.

I know that’s nothing like the purported millions of hits that Wendy gets, or the realistically high number of hits that Stephanie gets, but I wouldn’t trade my regular readers for a more popular blog any day.

I wonder how long it will take to make it to my first million hits.

Knitters Spring/Summer 2005 – Review

Thanks for those that let me know this is the SPRING issue…not the Summer issue, which is also out. Great!, one more piece of shit I have to review.

Overall, there are 23 designs in this issue and mostly the same uninteresting articles for US$5.95. The designs are getting away from the novelty yarns, but the designs haven’t gotten much better. However, despite the mostly bad designs, I would have shelled out $5.95 for the Lavold design alone.

Trapeze Tanks – Unattributed – Boring, unflattering shape
Golden Halter – Knitters Design Team – I actually liked the front of the garment
Cord It – Therese Chynoweth – I swear I see this sweater every time I go to the second hand store
Weave It – Natalie Wilson – Simple design, excellent use of color
Snap It – Kathy Perry – One of the most boring sweaters I’ve ever forgotten
Scoop It – Robin Melanson – Simple and classic…I like this
Change It – Dana Hurt – Ridiculous design
Prickly Pear – Kathy Zimmerman – Not her best effort
Chipotle Waves – Jean Frost – Bad use of color and design
Serape Sunset – Dana Hurt – Worst design in the magazine (what a waste of Rowan Yarn)
Saguaro – Kennita Tully – T-Shirt design is nice, good colors
Mesa Spring – Angela Juergens – Interesting colors and design, but just doesn’t work
Retro Brights – Uschi Nolte – Quite bad
Hjalte – Elsebeth Lavold – Excellent men’s sweater
Coconut Grove – Kathy Zimmerman – Good use of yarn, boring design
Off The Grid – Kennita Tully – Looks like bad crochet…just bad
Sea Breeze – Kathy Cheifetz – I hope Knitters didn’t pay her for this design
Blue Ridge Jacket – Susan Mills – Nice color and simple, nice design
Green Tea Jacket – Natalie Wilson – Selma and I both liked this cotton tape design
Coral Ripples – Kathy Zimmerman – Another boring poncho
Cracked Ice (cover) – Angela Juergens – Best cover design I’ve seen on Knitters in a while
Another Turn – Knitter’s Design Team – Boring waste of time and yarn
Kids On Safari – Elizabeth Fallone – Bad color choice, bad design choice

Readers’ Comments/Questions
Marilyn rightly notes that she did not fry my hard drive. It was just my bad writing that made it sound that way. She also asks, “If you need a laptop for work, won’t they send you a loaner?”

Fortunately, I should have it back before a loaner is necessary (hopefully sometime this week). But it will be sent to my home, and won’t do me much good there.

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