Elizabeth Zimmerman. Yesterday the mailman brought me my first EZ books. Why did I wait so long? These are books that one may randomly open to any page and read. There will always be something to marvel at. Her writing, her drawings, her knitting, her wisdom, they are all brilliant. I joined Zimmermania because I have read on many knitting blogs how wonderful EZ patterns are. What I wasn't prepared for was how much I would enjoy her writing. She reminds me of the strong intelligent women I have been lucky enough to know. Among them have been my grandmothers, my mother, my amazing great aunts (who I must someday write about on this blog), my sisters, my daughters, my friends. All women I admire. I recognize bits of each of them in the things she says. I see these women in her confidence, her belief in her own ideas and abilities. I have been lucky enough to have women around me who, like Elizabeth, embrace their creative instincts and are fearless in the execution.
I worked on Swallowtail a bit yesterday. I am done with 17 of the 19 repeats I plan to do on the budding lace section. I don't think I'll have any problem getting this done in time for Rhinebeck. I've begun to think about possibly making a vest for Rhinebeck too.
Have a great weekend.