I am sure many of you know my love for the work of knit designer, Kim Hargreaves. She worked for Rowan for years and years, and ventured off into her own business just one year ago. This morning, I got the above image in my email inbox. I immediately thought to myself, "oh wow, how cool free shipping! But can't this be true for little o' me all the way over here in California?" So I decided to reply back to the ad email and ask if this applied to me. Just to see if I'd get a response. To my surprise, within 1 minute, Kim wrote me back and said, "Yes of course, it's for all our customers. Thank you for your loyalty we really do appreciate it, if there is anything else you need please do get back to us." WOW! I was just too excited by it all!
Ok now that's some classy service. But Kim and Kathleen are all class and style. You can tell from the site and the beauty of the work, their love of the craft. I loved how the last time I bought this crochet beret, Gem (from a post I did last December), I got an email a couple weeks later asking me if I received my package and if everything was ok. So nice! Not to mention last summer as I was working on my Joy sweater and had problems visualizing the pattern detail on the image, I emailed customer service about my problem, and the next day I got an email from Kim sending me a higher res photo and a pattern grid to help me.
So I plan on ordering something and I've narrowed down a few key spring selections that I think are perfect projects that I can finish this spring and wear it in time for summer.
Kim Hargreaves Scent of Summer Collection:
A cute tie front shrug with the most delicate button sleeve detail. I can imagine many a fun summer parties wearing this.
I'm thinking to make this in Bloom (deep red).
A close fitting shrug with 3/4 sleeves finished off with a shell button in the center. This looks like a nice quick project.
I love the split neckline and it is too cute paired here with a scarf. It also looks simple enough to make quickly. Perfect for taking to the beach for a nice cover up too.
Now this one looks like a fun project. Can't drink a glass of wine and work on this one! ; ) It is so beautiful it puts me in an English countryside mood. I loooove the detail and the buttons closures in front.
Thank you Kim and Kathleen Hargreaves for such beautiful knitting kits! Here's to many more birthdays to come!