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rosir
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
442 Posts

Posted - 11/15/2011 :  06:14:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit rosir's Homepage Send rosir a Private Message  Reply with Quote
They've done it again! The patterns, articles, artwork, ads; it's all delicious. Twist Collective

Rosi

Jane
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USA
4388 Posts

Posted - 11/15/2011 :  06:30:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I don't have time for this! I still have to pack for the Retreat! The few pages I scrolled through are just wonderful...

Jane

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Clara
queen bee

USA
4403 Posts

Posted - 11/15/2011 :  07:01:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit Clara's Homepage Send Clara a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I KNOW. Do I see a New Beginnings project in there?

Clara
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AngieSue
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USA
1606 Posts

Posted - 11/15/2011 :  07:34:04 AM  Show Profile Send AngieSue a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I woke up at 4:30 this morning and had time to peruse the new collection while drinking my coffee in the quiet hours. I like Perianth, Corinth, Eira, Darlington and Caprio.

Angie

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Milinda
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USA
3817 Posts

Posted - 11/15/2011 :  5:58:00 PM  Show Profile Send Milinda a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Kudos to them. There are a few things in this issue that HAVE to be done. And I am behind as it is in my Holiday knitting. YIKES! Gorgeous stuff!

M L
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kkknitter
Seriously Hooked

699 Posts

Posted - 11/16/2011 :  04:51:44 AM  Show Profile Send kkknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Nice issue and great photography! And, I can hardly believe that one pattern is called Eira which was my mother's name.

Kristina
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anderknit
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USA
2600 Posts

Posted - 11/16/2011 :  8:07:25 PM  Show Profile Send anderknit a Private Message  Reply with Quote
OK, I am sorry, but I have to rant. I finally broke down and bought a Twist pattern. Paid $6 for a hat pattern, against my better judgement. I wish I had listened to myself.

As those of you who "know" me know, I have been knitting a LONG time, and I have knit cables, bobbles, lace, aran, socks, flat, round, baby, adult, etc etc. Well, I have to say, this particular pattern (nameless to give the designer ANOTHER chance to make things right) is unusable. The charts are poorly designed and annotated, and incredibly hard to decipher. I have emailed the designer twice over the last three weeks, and have not received a reply. A HAT! I should be done with the thing by now, and I can't get past the first round. I am so unimpressed, and angry with myself for the purchase. And you know, it's not the $6 - it's the principle of the thing. There are so many interesting free or lower-cost patterns available all over the place. I finally thought, "OK, I understand this model and I will support it." Problem is, when I pay $$$ for something, I expect some value in return, and I have not gotten any.

Pretty photography, interesting designs, but until there's evidence of better editing and pattern support, I'm not going back. It's money thrown away, and I won't do it again.

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' "
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frenchtoast
Chatty Knitter

Canada
188 Posts

Posted - 11/19/2011 :  6:00:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit frenchtoast's Homepage Send frenchtoast a Private Message  Reply with Quote
anderknit, I'm sorry you are not pleased with the Twist Collective pattern you purchased. We make every attempt to help our customers and pride ourselves in customer service. I don't know which pattern or designer you are referring to, so please contact sales@twist collective.com , so that we can assist you.

Thanks, Kate Gilbert
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dschmidt
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Posted - 11/20/2011 :  06:17:27 AM  Show Profile Send dschmidt a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think this issue is the best one so far. Every design is beautiful. For the record, my experience with Twist patterns has been excellent. I'm sorry that Anderknit has had such a hard time with the pattern she bought.

Donna in VA

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Lanea
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USA
5190 Posts

Posted - 11/22/2011 :  07:59:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wow! Another great issue.

I am particularly happy to see Sandi Rosner's article on lifted increases after taking Cookie A's classes at the retreat. The photos of the increases are so clear and the text so informative.

I won't even get started on which of the patterns I want to knit. I might need to start lobbying for Twist to offer a full access subscription option. I don't like to get paper magazines, but I would like to be able to download and archive entire issues.

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La galloise
Chatty Knitter

France
162 Posts

Posted - 11/22/2011 :  4:10:47 PM  Show Profile Send La galloise a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Great collection
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