Posted by Amanda E.
Many of our patrons are unaware that we have a great collection of magazines that are available to check out. You can borrow them for up to three weeks at a time or just look at them while you're here. We subscribe to so many that it's almost certain you can find one that interests you. Here are some that I enjoy looking at while on my dinner break.
Interweave Knits – The library actually subscribes to two knitting magazines. Interweave Knits and Vogue Knitting. I prefer Interweave because of the wearability and practicality of most of the patterns. Vogue Knitting is too high fashion/abstract for most of what I want to make. Interweave Knits runs great articles about new trends in fibers and tools and also delves into traditional techniques. The patterns are innovative and on trend but still wearable. Many of the designers in Interweave are people whose blogs I read or whom I follow on Ravelry. The style aesthetic really resonates with me.
Make: - I saw a 3D printer demo’ed at a library conference about 4 years ago. I had a chance to speak to the gentleman doing the demonstration and he turned me on to Maker culture. Makers are hardcore DIY-ers who don’t stop at glue guns. Maybe you’ve heard of 3D printed prosthetic limbs and home built robots? This is the magazine for the people who make those things. If ingenuity, electronics, technology, and DIY are your things you should check out Make: