Knitting Pure & Simple shouldn't mean simpleton patterns. Schematics should be standard fare on every knitting pattern. I bought these patterns precisely because I wanted to use the schematics to make them larger. I am very disappointed.
And another complaint: why do Knitting Pure & Simple and Knit One Crochet Two among other companies persist in selling hard-copy patterns only? I don't want to pay the postage to ship these one- or two-page patterns - and I never get to pay 44 cents to do so either! Selling downloadable patterns is the best way to help your customers save money - and if I'm not paying overpriced postage, I can buy more patterns. Seems like a no-brainer to me.
A quick attagirl to Jimmy Beans Wool: I applaud this company's simple, affordable shipping policy. If you order more than $75, the order is free; otherwise, the shipping is only $4. THANK YOU. I'm sick of online retailers charging $9.00 to send me a $3.00 item. It's ridiculous. Jimmy Beans also offers lots of great discounts, including free shipping on your next order and 5% back on all purchases, too. My nearly $15 order ended up costing me only $8.50. I need all the breaks I can get! I'll definitely be shopping with Jimmy Beans again soon.
So come on knitwear designers. Give us schematics and zero postage. And while you're at it, larger sizes, too. I took a quick look at the latest issue of Vogue Knitting yesterday; the magazine proudly touted its plus-size patterns - which are size 14, hardly a plus size.
Okay, I'm done bitching. Hope you have a very nice knitting weekend! :-)