When I got it out though it was printed on both sides so I still had to get tracing paper (read baking paper!) out and mark out. As these magazines are quite expensive for what they are I feel for many people getting the proper pattern is the bonus of them, so I think this might be a disappointment for a few people.
When I had a read through it did have a few nice ideas but not a lot I want to make, cross stitch, a bag and some coasters. I then read it was it's last issue after twenty two years, this is a shame because although it is not quite for me I am sure there will be plenty of fans who will miss it dearly, not to mention the staff who produce it.
So the pattern that came with it was a Pattern House one, and maybe this tracing off thing is the way a lot of patterns are going but I still think a full pattern for the main event would have been better. It is called the Eve Jacket, I like the grey on the cover so I bought a nice medium jersey at the weekend. When I cut it out I also cut a lining which is not stated in the pattern and the jury is out on that at the moment as I keep faffing with it on the mannequin thinking it is pulling out of shape. So we will see, it may not stay.
I really like the look of the Knipmode magazine but you can't just get it direct here without contacting them and then waiting for a response, it looks a bit like Burda magazine where you do have to trace off but it looks it bit more modern. I may have mentioned it before but it seems a shame they are not more accessible, I watched a YouTube review of some French magazines too and they all looked really exciting. Maybe I am just intrigued because they are not available here and it is a case of what you can't have. If anyone has any recommendations for worthwhile publications let me know. I don't like it when they always feature a basic t shirt or a dress with a few pleats in the skirt. I pulled a few off the shelf when I bought the magazine last week and they all seemed to have similar patterns on them. As I have said I don't use many patterns but I though it would be good this year to try some new things.
Today was a snow day, I have probably squandered it but never mind. I watched the news, had a slow breakfast and pondered what is in the freezer so that I don't over food shop this week. This is not because I buy huge amounts I am quite good with this usually it is just last week there was stuff for the bin which drove me made as I hate waste. We then went shopping and spent more than usual so I was grumpy when I got back, I am shopping alone this week so I will stick to my plan. I also saw some potatoes in the cupboard which may not last the week so they have been par boiled and frozen to save any future waste. There were also a few potatoes chopped ready for tonight's stew for the meat eaters, I'm also making a tofu and spinach lasagne, trust me that tastes better than it sounds.
So I will go now and have another look at the jacket and get the dinner started, keep safe in the snow everyone.