Warm and Fuzzy Wednesday: Readers Reply Edition!

Our animals-in-yarn series is working...if by working we mean "Causes readers to send us more pictures of animals wearing yarn"! 

Last week's guinea pigs prompted reader Alessandra Hayden to link us to her fantastic guinea pig costumes! She's a crocheter and Etsy seller who makes absolutely astonishing pieces. She works with top-notch photographers, and features her baby hats on adorable little cherubs. Here are two examples:

We featured chickens in sweaters on our sister site, for Your Knitting Life, last week, and discovered that many chickens have humans to make them custom gear! Here's an awesome chicken with a crocheted sweater; the site Barnyards and Backyards is where I found the photo, as well as a pattern

If you've made something splendid for any animal whatsoever, let us know in the comments! We'd love to feature it in a future blog post.

Comments

free patterns

I was really excited to see the free vintage potholder pattern, and then so disappointed that an advertisement to subscribe to the magazine (which I already do)is the first page of the downloaded pattern. That means that I need to open the pattern to figure out what it is and what I want to do with it. (which I won't do) It doesn't matter how cute or beautiful the pattern is if I can't find it. If I can't find it I wont use it. If I won't use it why download it at all? Please let me see what pattern I have downloaded by letting the pattern be on the first page.

Thanks so much for your

Thanks so much for your suggestion. Did you have trouble finding the pattern in the PDF? It's the second page, and the pattern is for the potholder in the blog article. We knew some folks would try to read the pattern from photographs, but thought it would be easier and nicer to present it as a PDF. Hope you enjoy your free pattern!

digital magazine other than a nook or kindle

I would order a digital subscription from your magazine if I could download it and read it in PDF/Adobe reader. I have no kindle or nook and there is no way it can ever be bought on a Social Security income. I know I am not alone. I have others in the same position who would get a download into their computer by a pdf file.

I like reading the magazine but often is not available any longer when I get to the magazine rack.

I wish you could address this for non kindle owners etc.

Sincerely,

Regina Glock
crochetina@gmail.com

Thanks so much for your input!

Hi Regina, thanks for taking the time to write. Unfortunately, editors don't make these decisions, but I will forward your letter within the office. You can also go to our Customer Service page and email customer service directly. You can also ask your newsstand to order more copies! Thanks again for writing. -- Rose

reply

Dear Rose,

thank you kindly for your reply. Also thank you for forwarding my message. About the more issues at a newsstand. I go to Joanne for crochet magazines. I was told they have no control what goes on the rack or not. Why I wanted to subscribe. I love to read handcraft/crochet magazines. Crochet is my favorite handcraft even though I know other crafts also. In Europe all was taught in school and you were graded as well. So that stays with you forever!

Thank you kindly,

Regina

IM GOING CRAZY

SO I ORDERD THIS LOVE THE PROJECTS HOWEVER I WAS UNDER THE IMPRESSINON I COULD LOOK AT BACK ISSUES LIKE CROCHET WORLED WHERE U CAN DOWNLOAD PATTERNS. ALSO THE NEW ISSUE IS OUT WHY CANT I DOWNLOAD THE NEW MAG? I PAID FOR IT.

SORRY SO VERY FRUSTRATED
WORKING ON A COTTON CARDIGAN

Oh no!

So sorry to hear that you're frustrated. Please take a look at our customer service page (http://www.crochettoday.com/customerservice). There you can find a link to email someone who can help you with subscription issues. Glad to hear you love the projects! 

Thank you!

I was so excited to see my work here, THANK YOU so much!

Thank *you*!

Your work is fantastic! We're delighted to show it off to others!