Saturday, September 3, 2016

Vogue Knitting Magazine

I don't buy many knitting magazines anymore. I used to have subscriptions and, while I enjoyed each and every one (to varying degrees), they just started piling up.  Now, I'm more selective and will have to have a specific reason to purchase it. I have a good reason to buy the fall issue of Vogue Knitting magazine:  Shetland.

I'm anxiously awaiting the Fall issue of Vogue Knitting to hit the stands here in Calgary.  I bought the digital copy because I couldn't wait to get my hands on this issue, but I plan to buy the hard copy of this particular one as well.  The fashion preview can be found here.

For someone, me, who went to Shetland last year and liked it so much that I'm going back this year, it was exciting to see the theme of this issue.  Shetland is all through the issue.  I've taken a class with Hazel Tindall and will take another in a couple of weeks.

There is an article about the author, Ann Cleeves.  Ann has written books about Shetland and some went on to become a TV series in the UK (also available on DVD).  She has a new book, Cold Earth, that is being officially launched on October 1st and there will be a book signing and talk in Lerwick.

On the cover is a hat designed by the talented Mary Jane Mucklestone.  She is probably best known for her fairisle designs and books.  Taking a class with Mary Jane is on my must-do list for the future.

This magazine is coming out at the perfect time with Shetland Wool Week being only 3 weeks away.

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