Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Sometimes It's the Little Things

Today when I walked into the LYS, the owner was looking in a magazine at this sock...

Spring Thaw Socks

Isn't it a great sock?

Spring Thaw Socks

They are called Spring Thaw Socks by Cat Bordhi.

Of course I had to have the magazine... because I have to knit these socks.

But you know what's been driving my pesky little brain nuts since I got in the car? The name of the magazine.

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Knitter's

Now I'm no expert on grammar, but doesn't the apostrophe suggest the need for another word here? Knitter's _______. Right below the title it says knittinguniverse.com. So is the magazine's whole title "Knitter's knittinguniverse.com"? No, I don't think so. That doesn't make sense.

Do you think it's a magazine for "Knitters" as a collective group and they just made a goof? Doesn't seem likely.

I suppose the subject is just inferred by the fact that the word is stamped on a magazine implying that it is a "Knitter's" magazine. I'm quite sure this is the case, but just so they know, I find this unacceptable.

And annoying. Aren't you so glad that you have better things to obsess think about than I do?

Also troubling me is this.

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But I'm not going to talk about it.

11 comments:

Sarah said...

Wow, who knew you could actually design and get published that weird bandeau bra thing? I should get cracking on the weird things that I turn out if that's the case!!

And I agree- the name Knitter's bugs me. But I have a few in my library and I like their patterns so who knows. Maybe someone will be insightful anf know knitter's what??

Maria said...

So what colors did you choose for the holders for the girls??? The socks are good though.

The Meity Road Trip said...

You are so funny. I'm in a hotel lobby using internet laughing out loud. I can't help myself. Will you knit me that thing-a-ma-jig. I think it would be very flattering, don't you? BTW, love your blog site! I've been meaning to tell you sooner.

Becca said...

Thanks a lot. Now every time I look at that magazine I'm going to be annoyed by the apostrophe that I never noticed before!

The socks are really cool, though.

And what the heck...with the bandeau thing...why...? It even looks like fairly complicated construction and for what?

You could start a trend. Wednesdays are for bafflement.

Auntie Pudentaine said...

Yep, it's wrong. The apostrophe is a possessive and yet it is possessing nothing in that title....things that make you go "Hmmmm". I have not even seen that magazine around, where do you find it?

Oh! Great news about the dental update!!

Stefaneener said...

Oh you kill me. Those are some tasty socks, though. Might have to knit my second pair in a year. . . if I finish the first.

Bad apostrophe. Know there's a blog all about them?

And the less said about the chest band the better.

ali said...

Yep, troubling indeed... I was just lamenting over that very atrocity earlier today. Jeepers, just after midnight, make that earlier yesterday, and I have to get to sleep...

Happy knitting- (at least if you stick with those socks...)

ali

addictedtoknitting said...

The socks are lovely! But that tube top thing is horrid. one of those things for You knit what?

Lydee said...

Oh yeah, that's bad. Hmmm...

Yarnhog said...

Oh, keep looking through the magazine! There is a whole series of those creepy boob-twist things. It's truly horrifying!

guiltypleasures said...

Leave it to Cat to design those cool socks. Is anything else in the magazine any good?

Finally someone has invented a boob warmer. I've been waiting years for something like this. It's all the fashion on planet Crazy.