My Knitting Heros — 3KCBWDAY3


Blog about someone in the fibre crafts who truly inspires you.

The first knitter that came to my mind was Elizabeth Zimmermann.

“Really, all you need to become a good knitter are wool, needles, hands, and slightly below-average intelligence. Of course superior intelligence, such as yours and mine, is an advantage.” ― Elizabeth Zimmermann, Knitting Without Tears: Basic Techniques and Easy-to-Follow Directions for Garments to Fit All Sizes


I have her books and 75% of the time I have one of the Surprise Baby Sweaters on my needles. I have also made the tomten sweater for a 6 year old. I love the simplicity of garter stitch.


Here is my daycare ‘grandchild’ wearing hers.

“Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn’t hurt the untroubled spirit either.”
― Elizabeth Zimmermann

Then there is  the life and knitting adventures of the Yarn Harlot. Where would the knitting world be with out her wit. How often when reading her essays I find my self nodding, ‘yes.’

“SABLE- A common knitting acronym that stands for Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy.”

“Achieving the state of SABLE is not, as many people who live with these knitters believe, a reason to stop buying yarn, but for the knitter it is an indication to write a will, bequeathing the stash to an appropriate heir.” ― Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

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At Knit’s End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much is my favorite book of hers.

Two of my daughters and I were able to take a sox knitting class with Stephanie, it was delightful. Her presentation, her practical knitting ways and wicked sense of humor made our hours with her fly by.

Sincere thanks to two beautiful ladies who have added so much enjoyment to my knitting life.

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Published in: on April 25, 2012 at 6:00 am  Comments (1)  
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  1. Those would be my two heros also! I love EZ. Have you seen her videos/dvds? They are amazing.


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