Since its release by Interweave late last year, the talk among many sock knitters is the eMag known as Sockupied. I’m on Interweave’s mailing list and remember the email announcement of this new eMag. Introduced as, ” the groundbreaking new way to knit socks”, Sockupied was launched as a new format that would change the way we knit socks. Well, I think that was a little over exaggerated. Basically Sockupied is a semi-interative knitting eMag. It has some great videos, helpful hints and tips and a few downloadable sock patterns. But the argument among knitters is not what Sockupied contains, but whether or not its contents are worth the $14.97 price tag.
Well, the true value of this eMag depends on how you feel about its contents. If you’re a stalker of Cookie A, then yes, her interview and sock pattern is well worth the price. If you must have in your possession every sock pattern that Ann Budd has ever made, then you have no choice but to buy this eMag. If you are always looking for the next great knitting hint and tip then this eMag is a must for you. If you are a snob nosed sock knitter who is always trying to one-up her knitting friends then you should already have Sockupied.
But, what is my personal opinion? I really don’t like magazines that I can’t physically hold, flip through and make notes in. But that didn’t stop me from seriously considering purchasing this eMag. However, it is hard for me to justify buying a sock knitting eMag for $14. 97 that only has about three downloadable sock patterns when I can purchase Ann Budd’s “Getting Started Sock Knitting”, for $12.24, “The Sock Knitter’s Workshop”, by Ewa Jostes and Stephanie van der Linden for $12.90, or “Sock Innovations”, for $15.61, on Amazon.com.
To me, there are just so many free forums, chat groups, online patterns and videos dedicated to sock knitting now that if Interweave wants to make an impact on the sock knitting community they are really going to have to pack more punch in their eMag to justify the cost in this economy.
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