Thursday, May 28, 2009

Where Did My Lifeline Idea Come From?

Recently, you've heard me mention about using a lifeline during my lace knitting. It's in my previous frogging post and here. At the time I was writing the posts, I couldn't remember where I read about this wonderful technique. That's my problem when I absorb a lot of knitting information from magazines and books.

I was looking for another "lace" project and picked up my Fons & Porter mag to skim through the pictures. That's when I had my "Aha!" moment. The latest issue has a fantastic article on learning to knit lace and some fantastic tips. That's where my lifeline idea came from.

Fons & Porter's-Love of Knitting: Summer 2009 magazine

I typically associate Fons & Porter with quilting and their quilting notions. I was ready to dismiss this magazine at the bookstore, but decided to take a peak at their lace projects. That's where I found the Petal Tam (hat) and Lacy Green Scarf patterns that's on my to do list. I figured for the two patterns, it was worth getting this magazine. I'm glad I did as the knitting lace tips were an added bonus.

Some of the garments and accessories in this magazine, cover different age groups and interests.

If you see this mag, just open it up and take a peek. If anything, take a look at the knitting lace article.


Rachel said...

I am new to knitting (only 3 projects) and I love to hear about knitting magazines. I don't think I am good enough yet to subscribe to one, but what do you think is the best knitting magazine? Also, what is your thoughts on Vogue Knitting magazine? I have read many comments on ravelry that it has lots of errata, but their projects are sooooooo pretty.

2BSewing: said...

You have given me a great idea to do a post on the knitting mags I like. Look for a future post real soon. Vogue Knitting is one of my faves. I love the styles of their knitted garments and accessories. I can say the same about their sewing patterns and sewing mag. Hang on and I'll be back with a much needed post. ;)