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August 14, 2005

More on the New Rowan

It came the other day. After looking at it more closely I feel really sad. And disgusted and kind of angry. Most of it is, how shall I put it? Crap. Just tired old crap dressed up to looking mysterious or at least confusing. There's the endless parade of capelets and capes with waistbands? The more mundane designs look too familiar. Stella Smith has a new design which is essentially Martha (her design from the last Rowan) with a different surface detail. Kaffe Fassett has--surprise--a striped sweater with a billion colors. The fact that they've hired the woman who made this to design for them signals a very bad judgment call to me. And don't get me started on the pom poms.

I hope that some knitter will create something wonderful from this book. I don't think it will be me.