EZ projects from a new member
Hi everyone! Just joined the Zimmermaniacs here but have been knitting for about 4 years now. Because I taught myself from library books I discovered EZ pretty early on, and very soon bought "Knitting Without Tears" for myself. The title was so reassuring!
I have since collected most of her books, and have knit quite a few things from them. I'll list the main ones here in case it helps anyone else with their projects.
The first thing I knit from the book was a Tomten jacket for my niece. I used Patons Astra, on 4mm needles, and ended up with a toddler size (I remember being surprised at the time at how huge it was! I didn't understand the yarn weights in the book very well). That's it on the right. I sewed a zipper in as a closure, instead of buttons.
After that I knit a yoke sweater for my son using Patons Melody. That was my first successful attempt at double pointed needles, which I used for the sleeves, and my first seamless sweater. I was hooked on seamlessness after that! It just seemed to make so much sense.
And probably the most practical item that I ever knit from one of EZ's books was the Very Warm Hat for my DH. I knit it with Lamb's Pride worsted, exactly to pattern, and it is such a warm hat that one can go out with wet hair on a -40 degree day and not even realize one's head is outdoors! I steal it as often as I can. Should probably make myself one, one day...
I think I may attempt either a pair of Norwegian mittens or a BSJ next. Or maybe another sweater for one of my boys, or a Ganomy hat? I just can't decide! I'll be sure to report on my progress here whatever I do. It is so helpful to see what yarn others have chosen, or what glitches they've run into and fixed.
Thanks for all the inspiration!