Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Dear Elizabeth Zimmermann, what would we do without you!


I have had the flu for the last dew days, and between a pounding headache, an endless runny nose, bouts of coughing, and just feeling plain horrible, I almost did not knit.
Notice I said almost... Because what is better when one is sick than a little bit of thoughtless knitting. The doctor prescribed plenty of rest and a good Elizabeth Zimmerman sweater!
I followed the doctor's orders to the letter. I put my hands on some great 220 superwash, measured my oldest son, thought up a very simple pattern for the yoke, with the tiny bit of brain I had left, and voila.
The sweater is finished, I am almost completely back to normal, and I credit Elizabeth Zimmermann entirely for my prompt recovery!
If you have not knit this very simple yoke sweater yet, you can find it Knitting Without Tears, by Elizabeth Zimmermann.

17 comments:

Chrispy said...

wow beautiful sweater. I love it. It is so manly. I hope your son approves.

fleegle said...

My very favorite sweater pattern, of which I have made, perhaps 20 since I found the pattern years ago. Yours is especially handsome!

Wool Winder said...

Glad you are feeling better thanks to the healing power of yarn and needles. That's a great looking sweater!

clsnorth@yahoo.com said...

What a handasome sweater for a handsome son! Inspires me to make one for mine-maybe after i finish your "Groovy socks" i'm trying to get a yarn to stripe nicely in...love the take-along-easy but not boring pattern to knit, Thanx! Cori in Kansas

jackie said...

wonderful sweater. and your son does such a good job modeling it!

Ruth said...

Sorry you've felt ill, but how amazing to be able to knit the whole jumper and design a yolk when feeling yukky. I feel very amateurish! mind you if I didnt spend so much time reading everyone elses blogs and drooling over their patterns and yarns!!!!!LOL

Romi said...

What a handsome young man your son is! :)

Feel better soon!

Natalie said...

Its perfect! So handsome!

drmimi said...

Hope all is well,
Long time no hear...
Ruth W. and I are starting knitting classes in Spanish at Lolita's on Lakeville Hwy... A dream of both of ours....Yayayarndivas is not really happening-- but Ruth,myself and a couple of other women get together at the new Peet's in the Safeway Shopping center to knit on Mondays...
I am still struggling financially, looking for work. Josh is doing well...

Hugs

Mimi

monique/E said...

bonjour caroline
merci pour vos tricots gratuits ils sont tres joli j'aime beaucoup petit chou.
je vous souhaite une bonne journee a vous et votre fille qui vous aide dans les teintures
a bientot
happy knitting

Anonymous said...

Re: Petit Chou
Did I do something wrong or is there a # error on the first row of the neck on the front? I believe I have 51 stitches for the front designed area. But the first neck row says to k1, p21, BO 8, p21, k2tog. That adds up to having 53 stitches.
Thank you.

lexa said...

Very nice! Love the colors in the yoke.

Anonymous said...

Caroline,
Mary and I had lunch yesterday and we both had noticed that you haven't posted any new blog entries. We hope that everything is going OK for you and your family. Hopefully you are just really busy with your new business or maybe writing a book or something else fun. We just hope you are OK and want you to know that we are keeping you in our thoughts.
Laura Rakitnichan

kerstin said...

Love the sweater! Your yoke design is perfect for a boy.

Anna said...

Beautiful sweater! I have all the EZ books and have yet to knit anything from them! Could you please email me re a recent order? Thank you!

Knitting Morgana said...

Hi. Yours is a lovely blog. Thank you for sharing such nice patterns.

mimiok said...

I'm a grandma and just now learning to knit. I've read EZ's books and what a wonderful woman. I was intimidated at her sweaters (with all that detail), but the one you knit with the design you used could be 'doable' for me - maybe.
Anyway, it is lovely and I'm glad I happened onto your blog. Your son is so handsome, I know you are a wonderful mother.
Mimi in OKlahoma