Last month, I came home from a trip up north with an amazing haul of Interweave Knits back issues -- about a dozen issues dating from 1997. I duplicated only one issue in my "collection" (it is now a collection) and I'd like to give it away. Please be aware that it was a thrift store purchase and I know not where it came from originally; also, I don't smoke anymore, but I do have three cats and a dog, so there's a chance that there's a hair on it or in it somewhere. You can see from the photo that there is a crease on the cover; otherwise, the magazine is in excellent condition and even still has all those annoying subscription cards (though they do make good bookmarks and that's what I used them for in my first copy).
If you only read magazines like this for the articles, then you'd be interested to know that the subject matter includes "Exploring Argyles" by Nancy Marchant (there is an accompanying argyle pullover pattern)' "Understanding Yarn: Singles, Plied Yarns, and Cabled Yarns" in the "Beyond the Basics" section; and "Crazy for Cuffs" was the staff project. Among the staff then were Ann Budd, Melanie Falick, and Leigh Radford.
Patterns include (pictured) Retro Prep Cardigan & Pullover by Maggie Shepherd, Sleek Cabled Raglan by Shirley Paden, Curry Cabled Cardigan by Cathy Payson, and Olympic Pullover by Kathy Zimmerman.
Not pictured: HoJo Pullover, Box-Pleat Dress or Coat, Chrysalis Pullover, Cropped Tweedy Pullover, Funky Family Fair Isle, Peace and Love Pullovers, Tuscan Hills, Loopy Accessories, and Folk Art Rug -- and more -- by designers such as Fiona Ellis, Melissa Leapman, Fayla Reiss, Kristin Nicholas, Norah Gaughan and, of course, more.
Leave a comment if you're interested. I have no idea, but if there's a whole bunch clamoring for this one issue, I'll employ a Random Number Generator, so let's say, let me know by end of business tomorrow (Monday). Perhaps there will be room in the package for a little surprise. ; )
I was pretty sure that this haul would have rounded out my "collection" nicely, leaving few holes. In reality, I'm missing over a dozen issues! I don't remember exactly when I subscribed -- must have been late '03 or early '04, since I have them all from that point -- but I'd make random newsstand purchases before then. For the record, I'm missing all of 1996; Spring, Summer and Winter of 1997; Spring of 1998; Summer, Fall and Winter of 2000; Spring and Summer of 2001; and Summer of 2003.
It's hard not to feel blah-zay about the blog and everything else when it's 99 degrees in the shade, isn't it? Mack's coming today, that'll be a good perk-me-up!