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December 20, 2011

Vogue Winter Preview

It's up. Other than a few nice accessories it looks overflowing with ponchos, capelets and blankets with armholes. Your thoughts?

16 comments:

Sasha said...

Umm...the red rectangular poncho screams water bottle cozy! Like the long socks, the Missoni style skirt, hats, and the pillows look snuggly!

Guernseygal said...

I agree on the red poncho - definitley a hot water bottle cover. Dare I say the whole issue seems to be unstructured (read baggy) ;-)

Vicki Knitorious said...

It bugs me the way most of the waistband on every single one of those skirts is covered, either by clothing or by hands that seem more employed than relaxed. I'd never wear one, but I can see my daughters in a couple of those! I have an ottoman that needs a new cover (thanks to a dog who shall remain nameless) -- wonder how that knitted cover would hold up!

A A said...

Except for kinda liking the swirly purple hat and liking the thigh-high socks, but knowing it's nothing new...I give it one big MEH.

Barbara said...

The only thing I might make is the gray short-sleeved cropped sweater-thingy with the draped front. The rest, meh.

Patty said...

any ideas about the articles? That's the only reason I would buy it.

The styles are ummmh, dull and uninteresting. This is why I don't subscribe.

engineerknitter said...

Some of the accessories I would knit, but I can find the patterns elsewhere that I can modify to match these. I knew there was a reason that I have not bought a Vogue Knitting in several years.

susan said...

I'm just not feeling any love for the blanket-is-now-a-garment look.

FoFo said...

the only thing i'd make are the hats

Unknown said...

Hmmm. . . a couple of the skirts are cute but I want to know wtf is up with the gloves.

Sarah said...

Love the tartan bodice. Oh, but we are talking about the knitting.
So, well, I love the tartan bodice.

I do like a couple of the sweaters, but I wouldn't make them for me. Might do some socks.

However, I'd totally rock the bodice.

=Tamar said...

The buttoned gloves would be nice if they didn't have that...stuff... hanging out of them. The rest looks like the company stopped heating the office and the editors got cold: all those wearable blankets for the office.

Jennifer said...

I like the accessories in Soft Sculpture. Don't care for the blanket sweaters but what really made me go "WTF?" were the turban-ish things in Vintage Chic.

Anonymous said...

I've worked in a few offices where those blanket sweaters would have been perfect! But no, this issue looks like a disappointment. I liked the photostyling of the skirts, but really, can a handknit skirt be trusted not to bag and stretch out to the point of resembling a hammock? These don't even seem to have any attempt at a functional waistband either, so they're pretty much blanket garments too. Oh, well - perhaps the accessories will look better on further examination.
-- Gretchen

Anonymous said...

Hooray! Confirmation that letting my subscription go is a good idea. I can't remember the last time they had a pattern of interest. Maybe they are knitting for aliens?

Gwyndolyn O'Shaughnessy said...

Blankets with sleeves, the prodrome for baggy sweaters over leggings. Yup: the pre-80's are coming. Run for your lives.

The lily-of-the-valley mittens are beautiful. They'd never fit in my coat-sleeves, but they're pretty for wearing indoors. (wait, what?)