Well, looks like I'm just out of luck on my lost entries. I'm hoping that Brad can now help me figure out some way to back up my blog so I don't have this happen again.
In the meantime, I have finished the Tomten jacket I was working on for my cousin's baby's 1st birthday. I've also finished Brad's seamless hybrid which I gave him for Valentine's Day. I am currently working on a cabled sweater for me (for once). I think I'll end up using EZ's saddle shoulder construction for that one; and I'm knitting a baby blanket, with plans to knit a few more baby blankets for various friends and family members who are expecting. I haven't knitted a baby blanket in so long, I forgot how fun it was. It's a nice break from sweater knitting. That may change, however as I am expecting to receive EZ's Knitting Around in the mail any day now and I'm dying to knit a Bog Jacket! Oy! Terrible name but garter stitch loverly-ness!
I recently found out that my hubby's Aunt Barb, the only other obsessed knitter in the family (how have we not converted anyone else to our unabashed stash addiction I'll never know. There are a couple of other knitters in the family who have a much better tolerance to yarn that I cannot fathom. How is it people can resist the lure of a lucious wool or the temptation of the pattern that cries out to you to be knitted. Horace Mann once said "A house without books is like a room without windows." I'd say the same thing goes for yarn. But I digress….) does not know who Elizabeth Zimmermann is! ARRGHHH! The Humanity! I don't know how she could have knitted since she was a wee child and not know the wonderful, amazing absolute brilliance of EZ! ACK! So I'm determined to bring her to her senses and buy her at least one of EZ's book. Anyone out there have any thoughts on which would be the best one to start her out with? As I said, I have Knitting Around on order and otherwise I have all her books except Knitting Without Tears. Would love to hear people's thoughts on which would be the best book to start with for someone who has not ventured too far outside her comfort zone in all her knitting life.
I hope to have some pics up soon of the Tomten and Hybrid. Hopefully they won't end up lost in the ether somewhere…