I picked up copies of the latest Interweave Knits and Knit 1 magazine. I enjoy Knit 1 because it feels like its geared more towards me than other magazines. Naturally I scanned through Interweave while in Barnes and Noble and I found a lot of super cute things I would actually consider knitting. I usually find magazines or books to be kind of disappointing because for every cute, potential project there are 8 ugly things. I also tend to knit by the ass cushions on my seat because I kind of dislike patterns. Perhaps its an authority thing, who knows. Perhaps I had a bad experience with a mitten pattern and I think all patterns are like that.
The latest issues of both magazines kind of make me want to sit down, read a pattern and knit from it. None of this crazy seat-of-my-pants knitting.
I haven't made much progress on My Very First Sweater. I think my increases are off so I've been counting and recounting and counting some more. I hope to start knitting again this week, considering its about half way through the semester and I'm getting annihilated with midterms and other such things.
I know I'm about a month late in acquiring the magazines, but better late than never.
In a non-knitter note, I'm glad to see Ms Barba was kicked off Idol. Kind of angry about Sundance and the other guy. Seems all the preteens are running up high text messaging bills this month....