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Dear Interweave Knits,
I’m a really big fan of yours. You’ve published some of my favorite patterns ever. The list is too long to get into here, so for now I’ll say that I’m particularly enamored of your summer 2006 issue. It contains the Mommy Snug, with which I knit for Z while she was pregnant with our twins. It also features the Cambridge Jacket, which I knit for myself and wear on an almost daily basis from November through April.
But let’s get back to those twins for a moment. They are eight months old now. Like any new parent who happens to also be a knitter, I can’t stop knitting things for my babies. I can’t stop looking at patterns and thinking to myself, “Oh my dear lord, Mr. S would look so cute in that pullover,” or “My stars, wouldn’t little Ms. M just be smashing in that cardigan!” I think I might have said both of these things, plus a few more, when I discovered the Pea Pod Baby Set on Ravelry. I may have even started jumping up and down. Imagine my disappointment when, my heart aflutter, I clicked on the link and . . . and . . . I can’t even write the words. The number 404 says it all.
I’m sure I’m speaking for many of my fellow knitters when I ask the question, what is up with this? Legal issues? Some obscure editorial policy? Did the pattern turn into a pumpkin after one month? Is Kate Gilbert trying to torture me? Sure, the pattern was free, but there are scores of us who wouldn’t mind forking over a few bucks for it.
So, Interweave Knits, how about returning the love? Tell me how I can get this pattern. I’m not hard to find. When you’re ready to talk, I’m all ears.
Very Truly Yours,