Have you ever felt that you missed out on a knit? Like missing the deadline for a sock exchange or not being able to buy that knitting book because it's out of print and may never be printed again? Such drama that can arise in the knit world.
I had seen the knitted robots by Jess Hutch on a few blogs and felt the urge to make one but alas, no patterns available. It wasn't even on Ebay. I remember how my friend Patricia said that it was near impossible to get now that they were all sold out. Imagine my surprise to see it then on the cover of Craft magazine. I was definitely one of those people who was duped into buying it thinking that pattern was inside but alas, no... False advertising? A whopping Yes from me! I'm not completely dissin' on Craft mag because I do loved the other projects within, but really now... it was so misleading.
Her book of course isn't the only one that I am talking about. There are other great knitting books that have either been out of print for sometime or have recently gone out of print. Mostly Mittens is another such title (Did you see it's over on Amazon, used for $205! whaa!) I'm not all so bummed out though since there are new titles out everyday that contain a wealth of great patterns which make not being able to get some of the other coveted titles not as hard to bare. (but can I tell you how envious I get of those who do have them! you know who you are ;-)) But, I'm a very patient girl. Just ask my friends.
Oh! I heard back from Kim Hargreaves, which is so thrilling to me because in what other industry does one of the leading desingers actually have acess to or is able to commuicate with a normal everyday person of the craft. If I were making an at home film and wanted to ask Spielberg a question do you think he'd respond? Anyway, point being it's true that her kits are sold together... no seperate pattern for me but I get that if you're growing a business there are things you have to set standards for and hope your consumer understands. I actually might just get the kit anyway since I'm considering more and more finishing that Blanket Cardigan for my mom after seeing the Philistine's.
The knit world is no different from any other industry - there are things that are currently available and others that aren't. Example: have you tried getting an copy of the orignial Fletch movie? Impossible. Out of print! (plea for Chevy Chase!)
I will keep knitting Cherie while I wait for all these things. The back is complete and now to start the front (can't winter break be Every Week, I'm getting massive amounts of knitting done!). Being straight stockenette I thought I would go nuts but I love mindless knits on a vacation week. Keeps the brain on a low function frequency.