A couple of months ago, I asked Gail to recommend some well-designed and challenging sweater patterns as I'm trying to push myself with each new project. I knew she wouldn't disappoint -- Gail suggested, without any hesitation, any pattern by Kim Hargreaves. I'm a good listener and promptly looked through Hargreaves' various patterns on her Web site and on Ravelry. Yeah, you can call my reaction love at first sight.
I promptly put Hargreaves on my Christmas wish list and also wrote "any book by this designer." I knew that I would be thrilled to get which ever book came my way. Sure enough, my mother-in-law gifted me Precious, and I'm itching to cast on any one of these gorgeous patterns.
I'll be stash diving in the new year hoping that I have just the right yarn (and amount) to cast on one of the simpler sweaters first. I have a strong suspicion that Precious will be just the first of my soon-to-expand Hargreaves' collection.