Sunday, August 29, 2010



Sean's got an obsession with taking pictures on my camera these days.
Future photographer? Just like his mom?

The boys needed a haircut badly, so we took care of that today:


Mack before (flattened hat hair).


Mackie lookin' handsome after.


Sean before his new 'do was finished.


Sean rockin' some hair gel after his cut was done.
My boys look so handsome with their hair cuts.
Their hair grows so fast.
Seems like we're getting it cut every 3 months.
How often do you take your kids to get their hair cut? Trimmed?

I saw this on Ravelry and found it very interesting (Source Here):

I have kept every issue of VK since its revival in 1982. In this issue editor Trisha Malcolm says that print will never die and that 95% of readers keep every issue. So, when I went to look at the pattern for my favorite piece - Irina Shabayeva’s coat - it wasn’t there. It was on the website! I spend all day at the computer. Knitting is my chance to get away from that. I don’t want 1/2 my pattern in the magazine and 1/2 online. I refuse to offset VK’s print costs by paying to print out color charts AND proving to Kinko’s that I am not printing copyrighted material as I had to do once. I don’t want to return to a pattern two years from now to find that it is no longer on the website. There is no mention that patterns are incomplete in the issue until p. 10 where there is a mention than SOME LARGE charts are available online and doesn’t say EXCLUSIVELY on line. I went through the issue and 11 of the 31 patterns are either online or continued online. That is 35%. We are paying for 100% of content and getting 65%. I would rather have all patterns and less editorial (really, icon that she was, how many more times can we read about Elizabeth Zimmerman). I sent a scathing email to VK last night and hope others who feel as I do will too.

That sucks. Makes me not want to buy the magazine anymore, if they're not going to put the whole pattern in their issues. What do you think?

I found a few items I want to get Baby Boy #3. Aren't they so cute? There's a store in Montreal that carries them, somewhere in the city. Park Avenue, Green Avenue.. something like that. Too bad I can't order them online from, they don't ship to Canada.


kristo said...

I had no idea that VK printed partial patterns in their magazine... that is extremely irritating!!!
Oh, and your boys look so cute with fresh haircuts!

kim said...

I never knew that about Vogue knitting! I hardly ever buy that magazine, I like Interweave better.

I *think* I saw those pacis somewhere...maybe Toys R Us/Babies R Us? Not sure though...

Tara said...

Huh! I had no idea some magazines did that. I agree with her, we're paying for 100% content, we should get 100% content. And VK ain't exactly cheap...

Amelah said...

That is very frustrating about the magazine patterns. What happens if people did not have access to a computer, online or to print it out?! Not everyone does!

Very cute pacifiers.

g-girl said...

those pacifiers are adorable!! as for the vk thing-i don't typically buy their magazine either but it makes no sense to not provide an entire pattern.

Balkan Style Bloggers said...

I have yet to knit a VK pattern. It's weird about the partial patterns! I, on the other hand, would love to read more Zimmermann articles rather than patterns. :)

Bea said...

Sean looks so much older when his hair is cut.