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.....


The Ninny said...

i can completely commiserate. i am working on the baby surprise jacket, which is fairly simple, but i've been using some online notes i found, which are making it much easier to understand the pattern.

Belita said...

You write very well.