Wednesday, March 23, 2005

This posting has been lacking text for quite a some time. I had planned to rant about Novita's development, and development in a bad sense. But what's the point? It just makes me sad to reminisce about all those lovely yarns and dozens of colours. I used to subscribe to Novita's pattern book even after moving abroad, and it arrived without any hitches. Not any more. Despite several reminders I've missed the past two issues - the editor has replied that they've had some trouble sending their magazines abroad since the system wasn't planned to contain foreign subsriptions. Hello? How come they've managed doing that ten years ago but not any more? In addition, the contents of the magazine are disappointing, the patterns just aren't doing anything for me. The last straw was when they "borrowed" a discussion from their forum and printed it in the magazine. Earlier on they've asked permission to do that; not any more; neither is it mentioned in the Novita Club rules. That really did it for me: why would I fight to get a magazine where the patterns are just disappointing and part of the text is written by me? But let's have a glance at the oldies goldies:

Niin, piti mun tähän kohtaan tekstiäkin kirjoittaa, aiheena Novitan kehitys (ja kehitystähän voi tapahtua huonoonkin suuntaan, kuten nyt on tapahtunut). Mutta miksi oikeestaan vaivautuisin? Tulee vaan paha mieli kun muistelee niitä kaikkia miellyttävämmän tuntuisia lankoja ja kymmeniä värisävyjä, joita ennen oli saatavilla. Olen ollut Novitan tilaaja vuosikaudet, silloinkin kun muutin ulkomaille, ja lehti on tähän asti tullut moitteetta perille. Vaan eipä tule enää tämän Novita-Klubin aikana. Tämän vuoden lehdet on kokonaan saamatta, ja useiden huomautusten jälkeen olen saanut vain päätoimittajalta sähköpostia, jonka mukaan uusi systeemi ei osannut käsitellä ulkomaantilauksia. No hei haloo! Mitäs kehitystä tämä nyt sitten on, jos kymmenen vuotta sitten tilausasiatkin oli kunnossa? Lisäksi nämä uudet lehdet (joista olen saanut kaksi viime vuoden numeroa ja sitten katsellut muita netissä) ovat kyllä aikas mitäänsanomattomia, tai siis suoraan sanoen pettymyksiä. Viimeinen silaus tuli sitten siinä vaiheessa, kun "lainasivat" keskustelua klubin foorumilta ilman lupaa. Aiemmin siihen on pyydetty erikseen lupa, nyt ei, ja klubin säännöissä ei tällaisesta mahdollisuudesta hiiskahdetakaan. Niin että miksi maksaisin lehdestä, jonka mallit ei anna mitään ja jonka teksteistä näköjään kirjoitan osan itse? Mutta muistellaan nyt sitten edes vähän vanhoja:

I'm not saying that I couldn't design a sweater like this by myself. I just wonder what happened to Novita's creativity. At least they used to have some.

and then some...


Anonymous said...

Hei! Satutko muistamaan, minkä vuoden lehdestä tuo ylempi kuva on? (luonnonvalkoinen pitsineulepaita) Ihan uteliaisuudesta kysyn, kun tein sen joskus KAUAN sitten, enkä muista milloin. Tykkään paidasta tosi paljon, ja olen vieläkin joskus pitänyt sitä.

AnneV said...

Heh, ei tartte edes luottaa omaan muistiinsa, kun lehdet on vielä ihan tietsikan vieressä (hain tosiaan kymmenen vuotta vanhat lehdet omasta arkistostani, selasin niitä ihan mielenkiinnosta ihan vaan nähdäkseni, onko oma maku vaan jämähtänyt paikoilleen vai ovatko mallit tosiaan huonontuneet näin paljon). Pitsipusero on numerosta 1/95, lankana Oklahoma, jota ei näköjään sitten saanut enää vuonna 1996.

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