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Bullmonty
Seriously Hooked

814 Posts

Posted - 12/11/2005 :  04:20:44 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bullmonty's Homepage Send Bullmonty a Private Message
It's hit the newsagents!
Pretty good! but a bit on the skinny side..... but nice




http://designsbyhuileng.blogspot.com
[img]http://www.bensonassoc.com/pct/p09/mom_baby.gif[/img]

JulieB
Gabber Extraordinaire

Australia
521 Posts

Posted - 12/11/2005 :  3:47:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit JulieB's Homepage Send JulieB a Private Message
Yes, it's skinny, but I far prefer the tone over Creative Knitting. At least it's obviously written by a knitter! I like the felted wine cosys, and the anklet socks were kinda cute.

I'm looking forward to the next issue!

Julie.

My blog: http://julies_stuff.blog.ca/main/
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Ruby Plaid
Seriously Hooked

USA
661 Posts

Posted - 12/13/2005 :  09:07:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ruby Plaid's Homepage Send Ruby Plaid a Private Message
I really liked the online preview issue. I hope this makes it to some of the major bookstore chains like Borders here in the U.S.!

My sassy knitting blog is here: http://www.xanga.com/RubyPlaid

Visit my crafts website: http://www.geocities.com/hotelcrafty
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RoseByAny
Permanent Resident

USA
12598 Posts

Posted - 12/13/2005 :  09:15:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit RoseByAny's Homepage Send RoseByAny a Private Message
link, please?

"Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable."
http://RoseByAny.BlogSpot.Com
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Tam
Permanent Resident

Australia
2810 Posts

Posted - 12/13/2005 :  1:35:35 PM  Show Profile Send Tam a Private Message
I thought it looked far more professional than CK (very bright and glossy) but there wasn't anything in it that I would knit.
I am looking forward to the next issue though, as it has the potential to be a really good mag for more experienced knitters.

Happy Knitting,
Tam in Melbourne

http://photos.yahoo.com/lillysmum2002

2005 Stats: 2 WIPs, 26 FOs
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Tam
Permanent Resident

Australia
2810 Posts

Posted - 12/13/2005 :  1:37:02 PM  Show Profile Send Tam a Private Message
www.yarnmagazine.com.au

Happy Knitting,
Tam in Melbourne

http://photos.yahoo.com/lillysmum2002

2005 Stats: 2 WIPs, 26 FOs
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Kelpie
New Pal

Australia
8 Posts

Posted - 12/13/2005 :  6:06:20 PM  Show Profile Send Kelpie a Private Message
My home newsagent (Macedon) doesn't have it, but CK is the only one he usually gets anyway. Would love to grab a copy at lunchtime if anyone can suggest a newsagent in the Melbourne CBD that has it??

Loved the online preview issue, so am looking forward to seeing the "paper" version, particularly if it is a step up from CK. Would love to support an Aussie magazine, but CK just doesn't do it for me.
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ZenKnits
New Pal

Australia
44 Posts

Posted - 12/13/2005 :  7:36:43 PM  Show Profile Send ZenKnits a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Kelpie

My home newsagent (Macedon) doesn't have it, but CK is the only one he usually gets anyway. Would love to grab a copy at lunchtime if anyone can suggest a newsagent in the Melbourne CBD that has it??

Loved the online preview issue, so am looking forward to seeing the "paper" version, particularly if it is a step up from CK. Would love to support an Aussie magazine, but CK just doesn't do it for me.



Go to http://www.newsdirect.com.au/frameset.htm?gallery/magDisplayCats.asp&gallery/subNavGallery.htm, click on Our Portfolio, Craft various, Yarn Magazine, Consumer, then enter your postcode.

I'm underwhelmed (as I am with most knitting magazines at the moment). But then, according to one book reviewer I don't exist. In regard to Freeform knitting there are apparently two groups. Those who love it, and those who "don't get it". I get it, and still think the vast majority is a pile of bovine excrement. $8, 44 pages, very little advertising (about 4 pages plus the covers)- so the size might improve once more advertisers come on board. Ten easy patterns (I refuse to call the finger puppets a pattern), two of which are crocheted. Articles on dyeing with food colouring, teaching kids to knit, felting, op shop finds, protecting wool from moths, and one about a craft exhibit in Newcastle. Inspiring to some, I suppose.

Susan
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Bullmonty
Seriously Hooked

814 Posts

Posted - 12/13/2005 :  9:05:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bullmonty's Homepage Send Bullmonty a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Kelpie

My home newsagent (Macedon) doesn't have it, but CK is the only one he usually gets anyway. Would love to grab a copy at lunchtime if anyone can suggest a newsagent in the Melbourne CBD that has it??

Loved the online preview issue, so am looking forward to seeing the "paper" version, particularly if it is a step up from CK. Would love to support an Aussie magazine, but CK just doesn't do it for me.



Hi Kelpie, McGills in Elizabeth St has copies...

http://designsbyhuileng.blogspot.com
[img]http://www.bensonassoc.com/pct/p09/mom_baby.gif[/img]
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Kelpie
New Pal

Australia
8 Posts

Posted - 12/14/2005 :  5:13:16 PM  Show Profile Send Kelpie a Private Message
Thanks Bullmonty, found one in McGills yesterday.

Definitely on the skinny side, and I was pretty underwhelmed by the patterns. However, I think they are (hopefully) on the right track to creating a good mag - will await the next issue with interest.

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Heidi Aussie
Warming Up

Australia
72 Posts

Posted - 12/17/2005 :  9:34:19 PM  Show Profile Send Heidi Aussie a Private Message
Hi all,

I have a subscription (Xmas pressie from bf ).

I enjoyed the first print issue. It was fairly obviously a 'first issue' and will develop over time, but the basic 'bones' were certainly enjoyable and IMO of a higher standard than CK. Not to mention the fact that Yarn's patterns appear <gasp> original!

I think that once the editorial team and writers hit their stride (NOT implying that what's there now isn't good, but it is still
?developing?) it will be a good magazine.

I think my favourite article was the one on dying. I now have 2 very pretty pastel rainbow skeins drying in my laundry and awaiting my return from holidays.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

CK appears to be still be _slowly_ improving, but the entire 'tone' of the magazine to me is still a little off, it isn't as ?coherent? as Yarn, or as Simply Knitting (UK) for that matter. SK may use previously published patterns like CK does, but SK for my money is put together FAR better.

Cheers,

Heidi Aussie
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(hristinac
Permanent Resident

United Kingdom
6054 Posts

Posted - 12/18/2005 :  03:25:24 AM  Show Profile Send (hristinac a Private Message
Has anyone seen this on sale online at any of the Ozzie yarn shops that sell online ?

Free pattern maniac


http://purl-drops.blog-city.com





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MeCranky
New Pal

Australia
19 Posts

Posted - 12/18/2005 :  2:56:12 PM  Show Profile Send MeCranky a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by (hristinac

Has anyone seen this on sale online at any of the Ozzie yarn shops that sell online ?

Free pattern maniac


http://purl-drops.blog-city.com



The Wool Shack is selling it.

http://www.thewoolshack.com/books.htm?action=detail&ID=64
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ozknitter
Permanent Resident

Australia
3291 Posts

Posted - 12/27/2005 :  05:50:19 AM  Show Profile Send ozknitter a Private Message
Hi,

I am really interested in buying this magazine, I have looked for it everywhere and nobody seems to have heard of it.

Can anyone tell me where to find it, preferably in the Eastern Suburbs.

Knit in peace and harmony.


Rose in Melbourne, Australia.
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melanieviney
New Pal

Australia
8 Posts

Posted - 12/27/2005 :  4:16:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit melanieviney's Homepage  Send melanieviney a Yahoo! Message Send melanieviney a Private Message
I am a bit of a knitting magazine junky and buy most of them. IMO Yarn is one of the best so far with its mix of interesting articles and original patterns. Looking forward to great things from them in the future if they keep up to this standard. Way better than CK, I don't even buy most issues of CK any more, just flick through at the newsagents and occasionally buy if there is a pattern I really like. I have so far been buying every issue of SK though.

Melanie
Happy Knitting and God Bless.

OTN: socks, dishcloths, sweater, nativity scene, numerous afghans, a hand bag or three. I could go on but I've already taken up enough of my valuable knitting time.

There's a blog too - http://purplepurls.blogspot.com
and Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/melanieviney/
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MeCranky
New Pal

Australia
19 Posts

Posted - 12/27/2005 :  6:22:41 PM  Show Profile Send MeCranky a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by ozknitter

Hi,

I am really interested in buying this magazine, I have looked for it everywhere and nobody seems to have heard of it.

Can anyone tell me where to find it, preferably in the Eastern Suburbs.

Knit in peace and harmony.


Rose in Melbourne, Australia.



The link to the publisher site and instructions to locate a shop are in ZenKnit's post (post 9).
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