Saturday, December 03, 2005

The New IK Is Here! The New IK Is Here!

...to paraphrase a line from a Steve Martin movie. I got mine today in the mail and literally snatched it from the hands of my mail carrier. Then I shouted "Woo-hoo!" before he could get off the porch. He must have thought, and he wouldn't be far off, that I had gone insane.

I am the sort that really looks forward to sitting down with my IK. So much so, that for me the online preview is a spoiler of nearly the page-596-of-Half-Blood-Prince variety. If that's the way you feel, stop reading now!

I haven't read the articles closely, just flipped through the patterns. But I was impressed. There were a few miscues, I thought -- bandeaux are never going to be a hit with me, even if they are loaded with cables, and I don't love the Hip Hop coat. But I really liked these sweaters and what a sweet pair of socks. And hats, so many hats! What timing!

So, what do you think?

11 Comments:

Blogger Jennifer said...

Haven't seen mine yet. *sigh*

9:18 PM  
Blogger Sonya said...

Oooh, I'm so jealous of your mail delivery. I have a PO box at a very small town post office and we don't pick our mail up everyday. The postmaster does call me though whenever there's something knitting-related to pick up, especially IK. I hope she calls Monday! I could get lost in the yarn picture in your previous post.

10:01 PM  
Blogger Olga said...

Wwaaahhh! Mine's not here yet either. Although I really have no right to complain...within the space of three days, I gifted myself Last Minute Gifts and Scarf Style. Which I had been visiting at Borders for months now, and petting and stroking. So, I gots lots of eye candy now.

Laura!!!! Were we, like, separated at birth? I freaking LOVE The Jerk! My favorite quote is "I don't need this or this. Just this ashtray.... And this paddle game, the ashtray and the paddle game and that's all I need....."

Really. There's a quote for every occasion. I love that movie so much.

2:10 AM  
Blogger msubulldog said...

Ooooooh!! So many knitting mags I should subscribe to, really. That's all I need. And this remote control.
*gotta love The Jerk!

2:16 AM  
Blogger kim said...

My enabler, oops, friend Chris brought some by last night at our knitter's guild, so I had to buy one. I'm with you on the halter top/bandeau thing. Not going to happen. I really like that two-tone sweater, and the Pearl Buck cardigan, but the Mukluks? Cute idea, but that Foxy stuff is $28/skein, and it needs 6...may as well buy the real deal...

2:36 AM  
Blogger knittinmom said...

I got mine yesterday, too, but I haven't picked it up yet - can you believe it? I'm just SOOO WIP-infested that I thought it would be best to put it on ice for a bit. I'm guessing I won't make it another day, though...

And I love your new banner - do I recognize the cable from KepLaura?

12:03 PM  
Blogger candsmom said...

Yay!! Sounds like it's time for me to head down to Border's and stalk the personnel to see if their IK has arrived. I know, I know, I really need to just get a subscription already!! I keep thinking, hmmm, maybe I won't like the next issue, but that has yet to happen. ;-) I was a very good girl and didn't click on the links (so tempted, though!)...no spoiler for me! :-)

2:05 PM  
Blogger jennifer said...

haven't gotten mine yet... i'm...so...jealous! maybe monday!!

10:47 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I got mine too and did my own little happy dance! I am right with you on the patterns I really like - and the ones I don't. I really love that braided color change (can't remember the name) cardi by Annie Modesitt... that is going in my forever long queue, but I really like that one a lot.

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Donna said...

I just got mine too! I love the aran sweaters and those cute socks!

4:30 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

I keep meaning to subscribe... I guess I'll have to do it before I end up paying full cover price at the newstand. do you think if I subscribe now they'll send me the magazine before it actually goes on sale in a couple of weeks in store?

I totally agree with you on your jacket favorites. I saw them on the preview site and am drooling. Just need to check my stash spreadsheet to see if I have yarn for it yet, or they'll just have to go in the queue. Thanks for the spoilers!

BTW, I'm reading HP6 right now and am resisting the urge to turn right now to page 596.

7:17 PM  

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