hey, here comes a posting that will contain both: sewing and knitting.
I've been to the supermarket today, because I knew that the new Verena would be out.
So here it is what I think of that issue (which btw. won't be the last, the winter issue will be out on october 17th)
The mag is now published by VCP Vikant Crafts Publishing GmbH instead of burda directly.
This autumn cables seems to be THE MUST KNIT if you believe the patterns from this issue. From the 50 patterns for adults 25 got some sort of cabeling going on :)
There are 10 patterns for men, all of them are disliked by DH, so no need to knit for him :) the model is cute though, as are most of the models.
Some things were uhm interesting like a knitted halterles dress with a twist top.... oh my godess :)
And the plus models are thinner than me and I'm not overweight with 62 kg!
I love cables and I have a few patterns in mind. I esp. love a shrug pattern ( no pics online to find... I even searched flickr!) and some of the cardis :). I'll try to find some pics online in a few days :)
o.k. as much as I love the Verena, I hate the easy fashion, because I'm sooooo NOT into the 80s style:
a tulip skirt I think the fabric makes it really icky. The plaid skirt looks like a handbag in the small picture.... If you want to see a great plaid skirt, look at summersets blog!
a tunic, that makes me look pregnant
a wide trousers with cuffs (I could live with that pattern!)
a coat, that is o.k.
very tight trousers
and a dress with puffed sleeves
HELLO?? I think, I'm getting old
I even dislike the knitting patterns
But I think I might be grown out of the target group and if this mag makes younger ladies sew, it is o.k. for me :) Plus somehow my sewing mojo hasn't come back yet, although I found a couple of nice patterns in the July 1998 burda that I bought at the flea market a couple of weeks ago!