My Crochet! Magazine came in the mail last week and instead of being labeled with a month (like May 2011) it was labeled with a season (Autumn 2011). I might not even have noticed but there was a flier atop the magazine letting me know that the magazines is no longer going to be issue six times per year but instead will be issued quarterly.
I appreciated that they let readers know instead of just trying to slip it by. That’s honest and honest is appreciated.
The flier says that there will be more patterns per issue and more pages per issue than the past. This makes sense since the issues will be coming less frequently. It doesn’t say whether there will be more total for the year than there was before or if the average should be the same. A look at the past two issues reveals that they had 66 pages each while the new quarterly issue has 98 pages. If the 98 pages sticks for future quarterly issues then there will be approximately four pages less per year than before but that’s no big difference so I can’t imagine why any reader would mind.
The flier also said that my subscription to the magazine will continue to allow me access to free bonus patterns online. What? I had no idea that my subscription came with that. Although in all honesty I rarely hunt down new patterns, preferring to design myself, but it’s good to know. I ordered a whole bunch of different crochet magazines all at once so somehow I must have just missed that information in the ordering process.
If you visit the website you can check out a video of Carol Alexander taking you through a tour of this new Autumn issue.