Wednesday, 20 April 2005

Kim Hargreaves - at last!

I was very happy to discover this morning that the Kim Hargreaves site is finally up and running. Wahay!

She's come up with some pretty designs, my favourite being
Glimmer. I'm a sucker for frilly edges a.t.m.

I don't think I'll be purchasing any of the current range of kits though. I'd prefer to opt for patterns only as I'm not keen on the yarns used. All the garments are made using Rowan Cotton Denim or Summer Tweed yarns, neither of which I really want to knit or wear. Well not enough to convince me to spend the money required anyway.

I've seen Cotton Denim being used, and the dye went everywhere - staining my friend's hands and needles, and I'm really not sure about a yarn that's meant to shrink when you wash it. I guess I'm a little reserved that way. ;-)

The Summer Tweed looks nice, but I'm not sure I'd be able to comfortably wear it. I know it feels soft on the hank, but my skin is very fussy and I can't bear to wear anything even vaguely scratchy.

Having said all that, it's a great looking site and well worth a visit! Keep up the good work Kim - but next time would you use different yarns please? ;-)


dawn said...

I love summer tweed (but loathe knitting with it). What I don't like about Kim's new site is the kits only option.
I have summer tweed and denim in my stash already, don't want to add any more. (And there's room for substitutions too). Let's hope she changes her mind, starts selling patterns only. I'm off to complain!


Tracy said...

Here here! I searched the site frantically thinking she must sell the patterns on their own, but Dawn's right, kits only.

Donna said...

Thanks for the link to the Kim Hargreaves site.
Love that "angel" sweater. It looks gorgeous. I have that Pipsqueaks book. Imagine...using a book already in the stash?! I'd like the sweater for myself!