Sunday, November 18, 2007

Need I Say More?

Clearly unbeknownst to many of you, the Pilgrim recently celebrated...once again...the anniversary of his birth. And, while marking time before the much anticipated reveal of his most recent finished object (to come), he thought he would share a birthday card he received from Lady Suzanne...

An apt likeness, if I do say so myself.

Need I say more?


Sunday, November 11, 2007

EZ not so Easy

So, for the first time ever, the Pilgrim finds himself following the somewhat haphazard instructions of the legendary genius of knitology, Elizabeth Zimmerman. Now, it must be said that the Pilgrim holds Madam Z in the highest esteem imaginable. But surely one must allow that her patterns are not the clearest in the known world. Indeed, she seems to rely on a rather advanced skill level plus a bit of knitterly intuition to follow along.

For example, the seamless pullover one currently finds oneself blogging about here and there - the Pilgrim read through the shoulder shaping several times before it made any sense at all. That said, however, once the actual shaping commenced, it "clicked" and made total sense. It was, it seems, a matter of visualization. The Pilgrim couldn't see the construction clearly in his head. But now it is coming along, and, well, he remains positively overjoyed at the prospect of this finished garment.

More postings to follow in the coming days.
My best to you for the week ahead.....

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Round and round

Round and round we go, knitting on with the Prada-inspired mohair pullover, loosely based on the Zimmerman seamless method. The sleeves have now been joined. What an adventure!

Dear me - the Pilgrim must ask Santa for a nice new digital camera...n'est-ce pas? (Trust me, it's gorgeous!)