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Supermarket Magazines

rjf | Posted in General Discussion on

This morning I stopped by the magazine section of the supermarket.  They had Fine Gardening, Fine Homebuilding, Fine Cooking, Fine Woodworking and ……..no Threads.  If their produce wasn’t the best in town (not saying much!), I’d shop elsewhere.  There were 5 magazines about quilting.   Hmmmmm.   rjf    And no knitting!

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  1. Jean | | #1

    Tell me  about it!! Local stores all carry  umpteen crochet and quilting mags, but not one one on knitting.

    I noticed that knitting's popularity went out with the advent of sweat shirts and now all you see is that ghastly fleece  that pills  while you   look at it. And  it  comes in only the most garish combinations of colors too. I hate the stuff!!  (sigh)

    1. rjf | | #2

      I have some old issues of the Workbasket that were my mother's.  She got them in the supermarket for 15 cents each and then took  a subscription.  They are about 4.5" X 6" and covered everything from crochet to tatting.  Dreadful designs, but pretty good techniques.  The best thing about them now are the ads.  Unimaginable undergarments and all those ruffled aprons.  It makes me smile to read them.  

      I wore lots of sweaters when I worked but then, in retirement, started wearing sweatshirts almost all the time.  Now I've gone back to sweaters.  They took a long time to knit, they look a lot better than most of my sweatshirts and they're just as comfortable.  Some actually go in the washer and dryer!                rjf

  2. Baker_ia | | #3

    Magazines at the super market.

    I work in a grocery store and when I want a magazine to see what it is like I request it from the company that stocks the magazines.

    If you write up a note and ask someone at the service counter if they can let the company know that brings the magazines in if they can get what ever magazine you are looking for. That you would be interested on buying it. Hay they are out to make money and usually if one person takes the time to ask someone else would like it.

    What's the worst that can happne nothing.

    Baker

    1. rjf | | #4

      That's a good idea.  It didn't occur to me because I do have a subscription.  I was just looking out of curiosity and loyalty but I might ask at the counter.  If it's a big chain, maybe the individual stores don't have a choice.  On the other hand, when I asked for a specific brand of balsamic vinegar, they started carrying it . No harm trying!               rjf

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