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June 25, 2005

Interweave Knits, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?

Oh, Interweave Knits. I was so looking forward to you. But you're a snooze. Other than Kate's lovely and unique design gracing the cover and a simple pair of socks from Nancy Bush there's nothing much there to knit. And there are a few real dogs.

This completely boring vest is knit with Lion Brand Suede yarn. It makes the slight pixie of a model look about 100 pounds heavier with her breasts down at her waist. What made this one seem like a winner to you?

The reason this model is leaning against the bench is to keep her legs from buckling under the weight of this coat. Mission Falls Wool is a really heavy yarn. It's 85 yards/50 grams. It will cost roughly $160-$200 to look like Akebono. And it's ugly.

Are the sleeves on this shrug big enough? I think the photo should show the model wiping schmutz off the cuffs or at least dragging them through her lunch. And let's not forget the $300 price tag.

And what's with all the fuzzy, out of focus photos? Weren't you listening?