The Obsessive Knitter....

OMGosh!
Is everyone coveting EZ's new book as much as I am??? The price is a bit
prohibitive... I'm seriously considering asking Meg if there's a bulk
discount if a bunch of us ordered it.... anybody IN????
Hugs,
Noreen
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Noreen's Knit*che
"The Opinionated Knitter" - EZ's newsletters from 1958-1968 with fabulous photos of finished items and commentary by EZ (and apparently others).
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On Wed, 09 Mar 2005 04:41:43 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@actcom.co.il (Mirjam Bruck-Cohen) spewed forth :
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Wooly
A flash of insight just occurred. EZ stands for Elizabeth Zimmerman! I have always heard it in association with the "EZ Sweater" and I thought it was a play on words for "easy" and there was a particular sweater pattern called the EZ sweater. LOL!
LauraJ (feeling sheepish)
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Laura J
Shoulda had a spewwwwwww-sluttttttttterrrrrrrrr ALERT on 'that' one, Shelagh! "who is Elizabeth Zimmerman?".... TOO funny! Thanks for the giggle! Hugs, Noreen
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Noreen's Knit*che
But I should have since I recently finished reading her book! She wrote "Knitting Without Tears" back in the 70's, I believe? I don't know the full story but I get the impression that she was the first person to put down in words the concept of knitting in the round without seams. A lot of sweater design books use concepts found in that original book. Her daughter is a designer as well, Meg Swanson (is that the right last name?) and I think is the author of the book originally mentioned in this thread (again, I might be totally mistaken - obviously my brain is a little behind the times these days!). I'm sure someone else can correct me if I have any of these facts wrong!
LauraJ
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Laura J
Just so everyone knows, her name is spelled Zimmermann (2 n's) which can be important when searching. I remember not finding her books in our library's catalog until I had her name spelled correctly.
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Tante Jan
LOL! I was originally a Smith so you really cannot expect me to spell all these complicated names correctly :) I apologize though!
LauraJ
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Laura J
LOL, Laura! I *have* seen "Smith" spelled Smithe, Smyth, and Smythe! Seriously, though, the extra N in EZ's name always throws me too, and the note about Meg's name ... that's cuz Wooly (aka formerly Slinky) 0h-so-gently corrected *me* not too long ago! (It WAS funny, she said " swansEn, NOT like the pot-pies {swansOn}..." and it struck me funny... so I just jumped in before *she* did! Hugs, Noreen... who has seen *her* name as Norene, Norine, Naureen, Norreen, Norrene, Norrine.... LOL!!! {going back into my hidey-hole!}
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Noreen's Knit*che
Yes, you're absolutely right. Though I still always got a kick out of it when someone asked me how to spell my name! That's funny, I would have never thought of the pot pies (being a vegetarian and not eating much prepared food, I don't think I've ever had one!).
LauraJ
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Laura J
"Carey N." babbled something about (in message news:VN_Xd.51233$ya6.16050@trndny01...)
OMGosh, YES, I do it all the time! Noren, uh, Noreene, uh... that's NOREEN! LOL
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Noreen's Knit*che
Smythe!
Norreen,
LOL, it's getting off-topic now, but I *think* Swanson's makes vegetarian TV dinners, too! Now, regarding names, some more... our last name is Jameson (like the Irish whiskey)... but people misspell IT all the time, too... Jamison, Jamieson.... what gets me *more* is the mis-pronunciation rather than the mis-spelling.. it's 'not' jame uh son, it's jame-son... or as Kelley used to tell her band teacher, TWO beats, LOL! Noreen and while I'm on my soapbox, grin... Noreen is accent on the 'een! like.... nerEEN, *not* NOhr-een....
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Noreen's Knit*che
In article ,
No, the concept of knitting sweaters in the round was in print in Mary Thomas's Knitting Book, in 1938, and probably earlier in Scandinavia. But Elizabeth Zimmermann strongly emphasized the idea that you can just start knitting and not have to follow a pattern slavishly, a fact that had been obscured by some writers of knitting books. She did a lot of designing as well, generally calling it "unventing" rather than "inventing" because she knew that someone somewhere had probably done the identical thing. She did a lot to rebuild the confidence of several generations of knitters.
=Tamar
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