the knitting bug has bitten everyone hard this season it seems. anytime i head into a yarn shop it's just bustling with activity. i love it. and the weather has just suddenly plummeted for us. we had such lovely late summer weather, all the way to thanksgiving actually! and now it's just cold, windy, wet and windy. i have yet to turn on the heat.... i'm just stubborn like that... instead, we're layering up and cuddling under lots of blankets, and drinking warm spiced tea. love it. this weather is also quite the enabler for casting on new projects ;)
i've also been wanting to knit a bit for owen. yes he's got a lot of toys, but it's time to be practical, and think of sweaters. the last time i knit him a sweater was a year ago. clearly he's grown out of it... so now i'm on the hunt for the next sweater... and to be honest with you... i'm really leaning towards some good ez knitting....
|bsj & tomten jacket|
i absolutely love elizabeth zimmermann's patterns.... sadly i haven't knit one of her patterns in far too long... i think it's time i remedied that... don't you? and in lieu of me not having a camera to show you new items that i've completed, or am working on... i wanted to touch back on some of the elizabeth zimmermann patterns i have knit...
|baby surprise jacket|
above are the baby surprise jackets and the tomten. i've made so many of the bsj's now. they're a great go-to pattern, and keep baby so warm! i especially love the colour combo of those two ;) the tomten jacket is one of my faves... though i've only knit this one. i love the colour combo, and putting in the zipper was scary for me, but not a big deal after it was done. owen wore this until he couldn't fit in it anymore. it's so crazy warm. i think i want to knit him another one :)
|seamless hybrid sweater|
|fast cap & very warm hat|
awww look how little he is there... i miss that bitty owen ;)
i've been wanting to knit owen another sweater, and i've been debating the seamless hybrid... but there are lots of other patterns i'd love to try as well! one thing is for certain, he won't go cold :) i certainly need to be branching out more on ez patterns though. i realize now that i haven't done all that many! there are so many amazing patterns that she's written, and i'd love to tackle them all!
how about you? have you knit any of elizabeth zimmermann's patterns? do you have any faves that you've knit several of? pull up a chair, have a cup of tea and let's chat! xo