For the first time in a long time, I'm intrigued and pleased enough by the designs in Knitter's Magazine that I actually want to knit them!
The cover design is actually lovely:
Of course, we know that I would like to change it's shape (since I don't like triangle shawls), but I do like this. I particularly like the little picots along the top edge. It even looks fun to knit.
And while I have issues with the "standard" version of Butterfly Dreams (which includes a panel of granny squares down the center), I do like the all knit version.
This looks comfortable, and fun to knit. And like it might not actually make me look larger than I am. It's yarn is confusing to me though -- it's a DK weight yarn that uses "lace" in the name?
Even stranger to me, is that I find myself attracted to Rick Mondragon's latest design (Gray Scales). I hope this is a step back toward the Rick I used to know -- I once loved his style, but over the past few years, I've been generally disappointed. This one, looks fun and yet easy ...
Of course, it could just be that I like the colors (which oddly do not look gray to me).
And Summer in the Shade (by Therese Chenowyth (I wonder, is she related to Kristen?)
This one might actually be the t-shirt pattern I've been looking for to knit with the Divine Though Blogless Elizabeth (we've only been planning it for a year now). (Okay, I'd adjust the neckline a tad, because I don't like them quite that high, but otherwise, I like it a lot!).
And last, but not least.... Blue Horizon looks like it'd be a sweater I'd wear over and over again (though the picture on Ravelry doesn't show it well), and while I don't particularly like the sweater, Interwoven provides a nifty stitch pattern I'd like to use in something else...
If they pull this off again, I might actually renew my subscription!