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
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.