Hi friends, I've seen red leaves on maple trees, been bopped in the noggin by falling acorns, and just finished putting together the October issue of Canadian Living, so it's no wonder that my mind is turning toward autumn – and so, of course, to knitting. Perhaps the reawakening of my knitting brain is why I seem to have been noticing Elizabeth Zimmermann's name popping up all over the place recently – you know how it is when you hear a word once and then all of a sudden everyone is saying it? That's how I feel about EZ lately. Here's a roundup of a few of the mentions I've seen.
- Jill wrote this "Ode to Pioneer Knitter Elizabeth Zimmermann" earlier this week on Storque, the Etsy blog, and it's a great primer if you're not familiar with Elizabeth's work.
- One of Elizabeth's most popular patterns seems to be the Baby Surprise Jacket (Ravelry link) you might find this KnitWiki entry helpful: Baby Surprise Jacket.
- Make+Do reader Nadine of (one half of Balkan Style) just finished her eighth project in a year-long Elizabeth Zimmermann knitting challenge she set for herself. Read more here.
- Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed has made some beautiful EZ projects – I love his version of her Pi Shawl – and his story of photographing a long-lost original EZ was really neat.