knitting and the life I almost have around it

Thursday, January 05, 2006


Well. Just a short question. I know what you are all going to say anyway, but i think i just want some reassurance.
I subscribe to Vogue Australia. It is an excellent magazine, with lots and lots and lots of clothes in it (excellent if you sew for yourself and need ideas. not excellent if you like to buy what you see, because a belt is approximately $42,000.50 or P.O.A. which stands for "Run! While you still can!"). Has no articles about diets and very few about celebrities. Well, there are articles about celebrity houses, but not about whether Jessica Simpson is pregnant to Alf (as if she wouldnt eat a cat!).
I really havent read it properly for 6 months. I look at the pictures (heck, thats what magazines are FOR).
A years subscription costs about $83. Compared to $95.40 i would pay if i bought every month in the newsagent.
I got my subscription renewal letter yesterday.

Vote A if you think Spidey should renew her subscription
Vote B if you think $83 is a good amount to take to a yarn store.

i shall decide on the morrow. Please give your two-cents worth. :)


  • At January 05, 2006 1:01 pm, Blogger mumblingmonkey said…

    I vote B. You can go read Vogue in the library, and if a library that has it is too far away maybe you can get it through interlibrary loan. But $83 means lots of yarny fun and you are plenty creative on your own. When you want Vogue you could buy it.

    If you really read it every 6 months then it only will cost you $15.90 because you're buying it twice. ;)

  • At January 05, 2006 2:40 pm, Blogger Jejune said…

    I vote B. Subscribe to Yarn instead, and buy some more yarn! And yes, you can always borrow it from the library.

    Or subscribe to Vogue Knitting... at least it has patterns :)

  • At January 05, 2006 5:43 pm, Blogger Sometimes Unwilling Guru said…

    Heavens Above ( haven't used that in years) I vote B and B again.... Libary to read mags if you are lucky to have one that subscribes to any (Mags that is, 'cause the Kambalda Shire library doesn't!) but $83 will go a long way in a yarn store if you're careful!!!!!

  • At January 05, 2006 6:01 pm, Blogger Taphophile said…

    B. $83 is a LOT of op. shop wool, or a reasonable amount of yarn store wool.

    Your library does have Vogue Australia. You can reserve each new issue online and be the first to receive it when it is available for loan. You can always scan the frocks you want to knock off at a fraction of the cost.

    Also - good on you hungrymonkey, jejune and cathy for suggesting the library. Makes this librarian's heart sing!

  • At January 05, 2006 6:50 pm, Blogger the stripey tiger said…

    I say 50% on yarn and the rest on yarn mag subs like interweave or yarn! :-)

  • At January 05, 2006 10:11 pm, Blogger Daisy said…

    Go for B, yarn it has to be! And anyway, it's important to support libraries (appears to be plenty of librarians reading your blog!)

  • At January 06, 2006 12:29 am, Blogger periodic haziness said…

    I'm back. I must say I wouldn't be caught (dead or otherwise) in a library reading anything except for the few instances in the past four years at uni when I had strange inspirations to study by myself. Not that I don't support libraries... but they are a tad suffocating for me. lol. If you enjoy having Vogue, subscribe but if you just want ideas perhaps looking thru it at the library's a better idea. Personally I like to own things ;) hf.

  • At January 06, 2006 1:15 am, Anonymous Anne said…

    I vote for B too - you can always resubscribe another year if you find yourself itching for it this year - just think of the yarn...

  • At January 06, 2006 1:43 pm, Anonymous carrotjo said…

    yo there, i believe the answer is A, enjoy.
    anyway I know someone who may be interested in getting wool spun, do you think you would be interested in it? If so give me a call, if you knwo who this is...ahaha

  • At January 07, 2006 6:58 am, Blogger Stephanie said…

    I have actually just let me few magazine subscriptions go. I never read them all the way through and end up throwing them out anyway. I vote spend the money on yarn or yarn patterns!

  • At January 07, 2006 10:59 pm, Blogger knitabulous said…

    I'm a total media junkie but luckily husband is in the media business so I get all my mags free!!!
    You could sub to Rowan International for that, get well styled knitting magazines (that are $50 a pop here) AND get some free yarn too.

  • At January 08, 2006 5:08 pm, Blogger Susan George said…

    Vote B - buy the yarn now and just purchase the mag when you see it at the newsagent!

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