As part of my birthday celebration yesterday, I spent part of my day at Barnes & Noble, because it’s one of my favoritest places ever. While there, I purchased many Fall knitting magazines, which, I have to say, have gotten quite expensive. Seriously, $35 for five magazines? (Maybe six, I don’t remember exactly.) So far I’ve only gone through one of them, but that’s because the new Vogue Knitting is enormous–silver anniversary edition, guaranteed to give you a sore shoulder as you cart it around The Grove in your shoulder bag. I don’t know why I continue to buy VK, as I so very rarely ever make anything from it. Perhaps it’s the pretty (yet dark–?!) pictures, or the articles (it does have good articles). But the patterns are usually way too complicated/big/time-consuming/just.not.me to justify the cost when you consider $35 for five-six magazines.
Still, pictures of pretty yarns and stitches and textures will get me every time. And it’s so glossy! (Translation: shiny!)
Soon, my awesome friend Kristen will be dropping off the remainder of my birthday cake (I had too many other things to carry last night) and a caramel latte from Coffee Bean, and then I shall chill out in my favorite chair, eating cake, drinking caffeine, and reading the rest of my new magazines–the ones with patterns that actually inspire me.