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Clara
queen bee

USA
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Posted - 05/18/2011 :  7:18:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Clara's Homepage Send Clara a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Elizabeth's long-awaited opus to garter stitch is finally here. Imagine decades of sketches, jottings, and notes that have been carefully curated by her grandson Cully (Meg's son) and assembled into a new book. It's called Knit One Knit All (I heard mumblings that an alternative title was to be "Knit One Purl None").

It's not a "how-to" book on garter stitch, it's EZ's personal creative riff on garter-stitch. It also includes some gorgeous watercolors by Elizabeth. Here's the review!

Clara
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purlewe
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Posted - 05/19/2011 :  06:03:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit purlewe's Homepage Send purlewe a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Your review was wonderful Clara. Oh how I love EZ. And oh how I love her garter st patterns. Your delightful review makes me want to leave work and go buy it NOW!

My mother made me a homosexual.
And if you give her some yarn, she'll make you one too. ~quentin crisp

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tmarie
New Pal

8 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2011 :  09:31:01 AM  Show Profile Send tmarie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Great review, Clara! I got goose bumps looking at the poll results--when I voted 91% knew who EZ was. I think there should have been one more poll answer though--Been there, done that, and have the book! It is indeed a lovely book and Cully should be very proud.
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lacylaine
Seriously Hooked

USA
993 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2011 :  09:44:14 AM  Show Profile Send lacylaine a Private Message  Reply with Quote
On my short list of books to take to Afghanistan is The Opinionated Knitter. I'll probably add the Almanac and now I can promise myself the new book when I get there! Kind of a welcoming gift for myself from Elizabeth. That's the kind of incentive that will truly help me get through six weeks of training beforehand! Thanks, Clara, for the great review.

Melanie

"Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might." Ecclesiastes 9:10

2010 FO: two pair felted clogs, two chemo caps for Mom 2011 FO: BYOB (market bag), Hedgerow Mitts, pair of wristers/sweatbands, Baby Alpaca Grande Vest; LYS mystery shawl




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Catlover
Gabber Extraordinaire

395 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2011 :  09:59:25 AM  Show Profile Send Catlover a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I would have wanted this book anyway but Clara's review made me want it even more. I went right from her review to order the book and can't wait for it to come.
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marfa
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USA
2046 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2011 :  3:59:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit marfa's Homepage Send marfa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
How do.

So I guess I'll take the fan club mantle & head back to EZ land: how cool was she?! What a pioneer on so many levels, what an enthusiastic knitter who spoke her mind & forged some new trails, what a family member who inspired her offspring & then their offspring. What a legacy.

Thank you, Clara, as always for bringing us all these wonderful reviews & wonderful news. Your review is lovingly written & beautifully worded. Your appreciation for EZ comes shining through loud & clear. Thanks too for sharing your admiration & respect & love of EZ.

Martha

http://marfasmewsings.blogspot.com
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hillstreetmama
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USA
3448 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2011 :  04:03:11 AM  Show Profile Send hillstreetmama a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've been anxiously waiting for this to come out. My copy is (hopefully!) on its way. I wish I had discovered EZ 35 years ago when I first began to knit.

Jan
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marjotse
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Sweden
1018 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2011 :  10:46:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit marjotse's Homepage Send marjotse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the review. There are pictures up now for quite a number of the patterns at Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/knit-one-knit-all---elizabeth-zimmermanns-garter-stitch-designs/patterns

I do have to say that I love the hats! They look so ingenious.
The book is on my list of books to buy.

Marjolein

http://kantajour.blogspot.com
my photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/98299499@N00/
On Ravelry: Marjotse
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scm200
New Pal

1 Posts

Posted - 06/02/2011 :  07:56:57 AM  Show Profile Send scm200 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I bought the book, and it has some simply wonderful patterns...The slippers with the pointy toes are on my list as soon as I finish my current knitting project.
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Luann
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USA
2673 Posts

Posted - 06/02/2011 :  12:39:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit Luann's Homepage Send Luann a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am awaiting my copy, too. On a related note, Jared Flood blogged today about two recently discovered EZ hats.
http://brooklyntweed.net/blog/?p=716

Knit and let knit!
http://www.luannocracy.blogspot.com
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hillstreetmama
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USA
3448 Posts

Posted - 06/04/2011 :  02:07:22 AM  Show Profile Send hillstreetmama a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I especially like the second hat on Jared's blog!

I got my new EZ book two days ago, and have been pouring over the pictures. Though I really shouldn't start yet another project, I feel one coming on.

Jan
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kkknitter
Seriously Hooked

699 Posts

Posted - 06/04/2011 :  05:35:26 AM  Show Profile Send kkknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There is a definite Bohus Knitting feel to EZ's hats, and the crown of the second is ingenious. I hope to be able to make one soon.

Kristina
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