Thursday, April 15, 2010

E-zines...

When I first heard someone mention an E-zine, I had no clue what it was. In today's high tech world I should have known, you know the E giving it away ;) There are a few out there, but the newest to me is Knitcircus Magazine. This magazine not only has knitting and food (well cookies ;) it has a Sewing project too!

Yeah, my 2 favorite things...well the sewing doesn't happen as much, you know due to the knitting taking over ;) Oh, can't forget the cookies either!

Now instead of a hard copy knitting magazine (that piles up in your house, or you misplace it...shhh...I know you all have done that!) you can view it online (save a few trees!!) read some really good articles and interviews and buy the entire collection of patterns for the current issue at a really low price. A year's subscription of all 4 issues/patterns isn't too bad either! It takes up much less space on a computer than collecting dust on your shelf. (but don't forget to save it from your computer too, however you do your backups). How easy is that! Oh and if you want some of their back print issues, check it out here!

Here are some highlights from their Spring 2010 Collection. What is really neat for me, I recognize the name of some of the designers, one of who has knit socks for me! :) This edition also has some good spinning advice, which I plan on keeping close by so I can tell my fiber/roving just what to do! ;)

Bezzie knit this and she contributes her spin on cookies in each issue.

Isn't this baby too adorable! What a cute dress!


Look a shawl, oh, I mean a stole ;) Yeah, I've been collecting these type of patterns lately.


But guess what! I'm going to have a contest. Jaala has donated 2 Pattern Collection Subscriptions for the year (that's all 4 issues!), and a few of the Spring Pattern Collections.

I'll make it easy for you! Just post a comment here before Tuesday, April 20th at 9pm. (why the 20th...well my son is 20, and he'll be home 10 days from that date....sentimental I know ;) Let me know what article/pattern you like from this current issue. The good old random number generator will let me know the winners! Check back here or include your email address in your comment in case you win. I'll forward those to Jaala, and she'll get you all set with your subscriptions.

I haven't decided what I want to knit from here yet, gosh I wished I knew someone with a wee girl! I want to knit that little dress!

23 comments:

Carol said...

I've been buyin gebooks for a while now. much easier to move than the paper kind....ezines fit right in!

Chris said...

What a cool e-zine! I would love to knit the Aynsley's Sock pattern.I enjoy reading your blog.Thanks so much.

turtlegirl76 said...

It really is a well produced magazine. I'm digging the Seamless Slippers and the Twilight Shawl. So pretty!

Lynn said...

Nice stuff!!! I really like the little girl's dress, the diagonal knit stitch adds such movement! I also like the subtle changes in the men's scarf.

Sharon P said...

I love the Diamond Lace Shawl - it's simple and beautiful!

DPUTiger said...

Dr. Science zipped sweater!

And the cookies. Those look AWESOME and I'll have to give them a try!

dianamican said...

I love the little Jule dress, especially with a new niece on the way.

cpurl17 said...

Wow--there's a lot of great content! The seamless slippers are adorable and I loved the little girl's dress. and of couse I have to try Bezzie's cookies!!

Stariel said...

I like the Raveled Wristies - very cute! And thanks for reminding me about Knitcircus. :)

Batty said...

I love the colors in the Twilight Shawl. So intense, and the yarn/pattern combination is beautiful.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

I'd love to win a subscription! That is sooo awesome! Thanks for holding the contest! How'd you get her to donate 2 subscriptions? Do you know her personally or just via the net?

I love knitting patterns, and that's awesome that it's mixed in with other stuff as well! Very neat.

That's awesome your son is coming home in just about 2 weeks from now!

joanienchachi@wi.rr.com said...

The twilight shawl is pretty, pretty, pretty!!

Chris said...

First of all, I hadn't heard of this publication before, so thanks!

I'm torn between the toddler sweater and the Dr Science sweater. I think the toddler sweater wins.

Knit Girl said...

Thank you for introducing me to this new knitzine!

Thanks for holding the contest!

Knitgirlknit (Ravelry ID)
knitgirlknits@gmail.com

lemur said...

I have to admit that usually when I peruse knitting books or magazines, there is very little that appeals to me. However, the preview of this issue had lots of patterns that I really like. Too hard to choose; hats, scarfs, wristlets, even a spinning article!

Acornbud said...

I love the stole pattern.

Random Acts said...

Oh awesome contest!! Thanks for introducing me to this e-zine! Hope I win :) Thanks! So many great projects I've never seen before!

Girlknits (Ravelry ID NAME)
raks.ravelry@gmail.com

petitevache said...

i submitted a pattern to KnitCircus last year which, sadly, they didn't take, but i'm still glad to see that it's growing in popularity. i think i'll try again for their fall issue since the summer issue is already in progress.

great giveaway and great blog!

Sandra said...

Boy, hope I'll win!
Love that wee dress! Perfect for my Lola!

Anonymous said...

well the Dr. Science zippered jacket...............looks as though it were designed with my husband in mind......and he happens to be a Dr. and a science man at that. So I am going to say it is my favorite! and I always like learning of a new ZINE!
Heidi

Knit and Purl Mama said...

I forgot to leave which pattern I like! It's the Twilight Shawl! So cute. Amongst other projects as well :)

Rosebelleknits said...

Oh! I love those slippers, and the Twilight Shawl, amongst other patterns. Thanks for having this contest! I had never heard of this e-zine before.

Rosebelleknits on Ravelry
ravelry@hotmail.com

morrolesssocks said...

I'm a bit late, but I have recently been introduced to Knitcircus and wanted another opp to wax knittical about it.
Beautiful designs and great articles. I love it