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Just catching up on my reading after a busy spell. Love your post about MS&W. I only made a short visit this year -- boohoo. Saw the booth with those spindles; they were fascinating to watch!

By Blogger cathy, at 7:36 PM  

Know you won't read this for a bit...hope you went to help out, equipped with knitting that you could do in quiet moments, to refresh yourself, Dear Bess.

A Survivor of the Sandwich Generation...

P.S. It's tough, but it's worth it, on a great many levels.

P.P.S. You don't get to figure this (above) out for a while... Sigh...

By Blogger Marg, at 12:08 AM  

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Friday, May 08, 2009  

Elizabeth Zimmermann's Seamless Circular Sweaters

Ha! So I go for years with no visitors ... my readership sometimes dwindles to 10 and I'm sure they are just automatic probing computers ... and suddenly I post on Knitters Review Forums and 100 people take a look. And here I sit, with nary an EZ sweater in sight, to show off my braggy comments about fast easy custom fit classic sweater patterns.

Truth is, almost ALL my sweaters are based on her formula. If I take on someone else's design I'm likely to adapt and adjust it to fit the EPS numbers. So even as far back as 2003 and Flidas, that beautiful long lost (sob) gold tweedy sweater with the knitted in/set in sleeves was an EPS sweater. and that ubiquitous greeny gold thing knit out of Trendsetter's DUNE is just the sweater without the sleeves. I knit my KipFee (Knit Picks Fair Isle Kit) with those same set in sleeves and there are a lot of posts in the 2007 arcives with many photos demonstrating the steps I took to adapt that sweater.

This year I knit an EZ Adult Surprise sweater (that's it in the badge on the sidebar) and it was as much fun to knit as a circular sweater. I'm a fan of garter stitch, but it's slow so I seldom use it except for edgings, but in this project it was a pleasure to knit. But I had tons of yarn so I never worried that I'd run out.

Anyway, I'm sorry there aren't any pictures ready to hand to show and I shan't have time to post any this weekend, but maybe sometime next week I can dig up some of my favorite EZ samples.

Happy Friday to you!

posted by Bess | 6:01 AM