Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Plodding on!

One Great Knitter
Write about a knitter whose work (whether because of project choice, photography, styling, scale of projects, stash, etc) you enjoy. If they have an enjoyable blog, you might find it a good opportunity to send a smile their way.

Lordy, I know which designer I am NOT going to mention here, although I suspect many others will! Nearly caused an uproar on Ravelry when I dared say I found her irritating, smug, and her designs overpriced and twee, and utterly overhyped. Rather sad - and indicative of the pack mentality - that people messaged me to say they agreed but didn't dare say so in the threads because of the vicious backlash. Good heavens, it's a free country, something is wrong if people can only be lovey dovey without fear of recrimination.
Anyway, I digress.
I lost all my bloglist etc when my laptop crashed, so can't even check through that for inspiration.
Designers I like are Kim Hargreaves (despite the repetition and minimal tweaking of a lot of her petterns, I love the styling in her books, the Yorkshire link is always going to be abonus in my head, and I love the riding jacket, tousled hair, froufrou skirts style, perfic!
For similar reasons I also love Louisa Harding, romantic, slightly froufrou, loadsa cardis (I love my cardis!), lovely. Stick thin models are a down side but never mind.
And Norah Gaughan, although I personally don't rave over all her designs, I do love the mathematical element to many of them, and the fact that most of her designs are instantly recognisable as such.
Links to blogs? Nah, not my thing (and I don't know if any of those designers have blogs, I have never checked - but please do have a nosy at their designs if you are not already familiar with them).
Kim Hargreaves
I have piccies to upload, but for some reason blogger is playing up and gives me a choice of loading a photo from my blog (er, doesn't that defeat the object somewhat?). Weird, if it resolves itself later today I will add some colour to these words.

Time to slap some makeup on and head to the gym, week 2 of Couch Potato to 5k ... wish me well.


Mimi said...

I have only just come to 'notice' Kim Hargreaves, mostly through Mooncalf's gorgeous projects. beautiful, fresh and modern designs with feminity, really quite lovely.

I'm going to look further into her designs once i get my current WIPS under control :oP

sulkycat said...

Definitely have a look, Heartfelt is my very favourite book partly because of the beautiful photos, and also obviously for the designs themselves.

I know people complain that she repeats patterns, but she tweaks parts and uses different yarns - can you tell I am a fan?!

Thank you for popping by.

Anonymous said...

I just recently discovered Kim myself and did an enthusiastic post about her designs! Now I'm really curious about the designer you didn't mention, though! :D

Melanie said...

Ooo, I bet the designer-you-shall-not-name's name starts with a Y.

I think I kind of agree with you on that one (if I'm right). Her designs are cute, but I'm not having the 'OMG, I NEED' feeling that some other patterns give me.

sulkycat said...

Melanie you win today's mystery designer prize!
And thank you for the comments everyone, that's very kind.