What I Love Wednesday is a new feature I'm trying out on the blog. This is where I share with you the tools and toys I love to use. All the items featured on What I Love Wednesday have been purchased, used and loved by me.
The first item I'm featuring for What I Love Wednesday should not come as a surprise if you have been following me this week. PLY Magazine is a fantastic new magazine masterminded and published by Jacey Boggs. Currently on its third issue, this magazine approaches spinning in a whole new way.
Each issue of the magazine covers a discreet topic, and that approaches that topic from many different directions. The first three issues have been focused on Firsts, Color and Woolen, respectively.
I must confess when I got the "Firsts" magazine I was less than thrilled with my purchase (subscriptions are not inexpensive, but well worth it if you can find room in your fiber budget). I found the articles un-interesting and the design lacking. However, with the arrival of the "Color" issue in October (or so) my feelings changed. I felt more engaged by the articles and more eager to pull out my wheel to try out some of the tricks they were teaching me.
With the arrival of "Woolen" just after Christmas, I'm sold. With numerous articles on how to spin Woolen yarns approach the issue from a different angle, it would be hard NOT to be able to spin woolen by the time you finished all the different articles, and exercises in the magazine.
The next few issues will be "Silk" (Spring 2014), "Twist" (Summer 2014), "Community" (Fall 2014) and "Worsted" (Winter 2014). I'm very much looking forward to these issues and I will certainly be renewing for the year to make sure I don't miss an issue.
If you are interested in subscribing you can do it on their website plymagazine.com, and you will start with the "Woolen" issue, however the subscriptions will be switching over next week. If you want to get back issues, "First" is currently out of print, I know it's been mentioned on Ravelry that Jacey is planning on doing another run so keep your eyes peeled for that. You can get your hands on Issues 2 and 3 "Color" and "Woolen" and I would strongly recommend you doing so, and soon, there are limited copies of "Color" and "Woolen" left.
All I can say is I Love PLY Magazine and if you haven't had a chance to get your hands on it yet, now is as good a time as any.