We've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of this new Elizabeth Zimmermann collection at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, and today was the day. First there was excitement, then there was quiet. Anne and I each sat down with a copy and slowly paged through, admiring the inventiveness of the patterns. Vests, jackets, hats, gloves, socks, baby things, even a contribution from our good friend Nancy, who knit one of the sweaters photographed for the book. We couldn't believe just how many patterns there were in the book, how many new sweater-construction ideas to ponder, and projects to pursue.
Elizabeth Zimmermann is my hero, completely. To explain my admiration for her and her work would take more than one blog post. For now I'll say this: if you are a Zimmermann completist, you'll be needing a copy of this book and it will take no convincing on my part. To those of you are not (yet) so devoted, give Knit One, Knit All a thorough paging-through and you'll be amazed at what Elizabeth Zimmermann can do with good old garter stitch.
*** Edited 5/18/11 to add: All right, everybody, we've got Knit One, Knit All in stock again! Plenty of copies this time, so there's no chance of running out. See you soon, Zimmermann enthusiasts! ***