The newsagent where I have the highest success rate of finding magazines is the one at Brentford Square in (I think) Vermont South. Today I found Vogue Knitting (which I haven’t seen in months!) and the new Yarn magazine. I haven’t read VK yet, because I like to put our new Aussie mag first. So…. Yarn…
Is it just me, or are all these garments incredibly frumpy?
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining that they have catered only for the larger lady. But these designs – intense horizontal stripes, emphasis on the bust through lighter colours and clingy ribbing, and the sag-implying awfulness of chevron stripes – can only make the wearer look larger. And some of these would make a supermodel look enormous.
I’m so disappointed. I really, really wanted to like Yarn magazine. I wanted there to be a tasteful counterpoint to teenybopper trendy Crapacious Knitting. But this is seriously off-putting.
At least it’s cheaper than most knitting magazines. I can still justify buying it for the articles (which are pretty good so far) and the ads for local stores.