Friday, July 03, 2009

CAN YOU CHECK YOUR MAGAZINE RACK?

Or check in the stack by the commode? I am looking for the Yarn Magazine Issue 6, April 2007. I went to the magazine's website, and although they have most back issues available for sale, guess which one they DON'T have!

Why, you may ask, do I want this issue so badly? Here. A picture is worth a thousand words.


This is the Cathedral Windows Shawl. And I want to knit it. I have a cousin who is a Sinsinawa Dominican, and I would like to knit it for her or -- because she is not the greedy type and might well give it to one of her Sisters -- for a member of her community. I knit a shawl for Cousin Margie a couple of years ago, and when she was here for dinner a couple of weeks ago she mentioned how much she loves it. I think the Sisters will like this one, too.

So if you happen to have Yarn Magazine, Issue 6, April 2007 in your collection and would contemplate parting with it, I would be more than happy to purchase it from you. You would be doing a mitzvah!

(p.s. I borrowed the image from a Ravelry project. Do you think it would be wrong or bad or rude to e-mail the people who have knit the project to see if they would be willing to sell their copy? I feel a little uncomfortable. I'm kinda shy.)

4 comments:

Tikabelle said...

I don't think it would be rude at all! If you're shy about it, you could see if Yarn Magazine has a Rav group - who doesn't these days? - and make a post about the pattern you're looking for. I'll also ask on the next episode of my podcast. Anything for a mitzvah! ::grin::

Sue said...

It wouldn't hurt to ask -- as my mother always said, the worst they could say is no!

Leslie said...

Ask! The worst thing that can happen is the knitter (1) ignores your mail completely or (2) says no. You're offering to purchase the magazine, not asking for a photocopy of the pattern!

Aidan said...

Six e-mails sent. 2 replies already informing me that they have no intention of parting with their magazines. I get the feeling this is a good mag.

From one of the Ravelers I did get a lead on a distributor in Australia that has a back issue. I've e-mailed to see if they will ship internationally.