I received my copy of the Spring 2007 Interweave Knits in the mail yesterday. At first I was so excited because A) I had something new to look at and B) the post office managed not to mangle it up this time.
After taking a closer look, I realized that they have changed the design and layout of the entire thing. Before I continue, it might help you to understand that I do not do well with change. At all. Like SERIOUSLY. This is something I have been able to work through in most aspects of my life but my FAVORITE knitting magazine? I was almost hyperventilating. I almost couldn't bring myself to look at it.
I'm sure the new layout is fine. I'm sure every normal person will love it/not even notice a difference. But see, one thing is they changed is the one thing I loved most about IK: the fact that the photo and pattern were placed together. Now, all of the photos are in a section near the front, and you have to turn to the back to see the details of yarn, gauge, sizes, etc. as well as the actual pattern. Having to flip around like this ticks me off for no real reason. Also, I don't think the quality of the photographs is the same. Not the photographs themselves I suppose, but the angles shot. There at least two tops that I couldn't find a back view for. I really would like to know what the entire sweater looks like before I knit it.
So like I said, I might be the only one who has these issues but I do feel better now after venting a little. =) I still managed to find a few things I want to knit from this issue; I guess I’ll add them to the end of my list!