My Zimmermania Post
I too have enjoyed reading Knitting Around and Knitter's Almanac for years without ever having knit an Elizabeth Zimmerman pattern. This is a lovely opportunity to dive in.
The trouble is deciding what to make! I've been wanting to knit myself some thick, double-knitted mittens for some time, maybe they could be the gorgeous Norwegian Mittens
in Knitting Around
. I also have many babies to knit for right now, so I'm tempted to knit the Baby Bog Jacket
or the Practically Seamless Baby Sweater
But how about those Wearable Art Stockings
as knee-highs in the winter with a shortish skirt?! (hubba. hubba.)Cheap. Dark Eggplant.
I'm tempted to knit some bunny-soft baby knits (or the mittens) with this yarn from Elann
. What a deal!
I'll be heading up to Taos for the Wool Festival
in early October where I'm sure I'll find many delicious yarns worthy of my EZ endeavors.
I'm looking so forward to following all the projects. It's such a pleasure to join you all.
I have almost
definately settled on the Baby Surprise Jacket
. I have heard about the wonders of that pattern for many years but I was most recently swayed by a version of the jacket knit by Panopticon
. Thank you Ramona
for the suggestion! I had forgotten how nifty that little jacket is and I was all smitten with Franklin of Panopticon after reading a few of his posts. If you've never visited him, go now.
I like the shape of the Surprise Jacket better than the Bog Jacket
. Since it's a jacket I don't feel like I have to use ultra-soft alpaca. Instead I think I might knit it with Merino from Beaverslide Dry Goods
. It's mucho affordable and from a small Montana Farm (I love that). I first learned
about Beaverslide on Knitters Review
and then I knit myself a ($28) sweater. That was several years ago.
Do you like the color? I'll be knitting this for a baby whose gender is as yet undetermined so I should probably step away from the pinks...(whining) but i like pink!
I'm still thinking about those Norwegian Mittens, but I must knit for other people, must knit for other people, must knit for other people.