last week? week before? i sometimes loose track of time… i was given a gift… a wonderful collection of Elizabeth Zimmermann newsletters. i could do nothing but smile. truly, this made my decade. i can’t wait to dive in and make something from these. i may have to cast on for a hat tonight just because.
that top sheet is an order from from 1987 in case you’re wondering. there are both ‘wool gathering’ newsletters and ‘spun out’ newsletters. it is not a complete collection, but it is way more than i had before and there are a lot of patterns here that i’ve yearned for. i’m so excited to just read through them and listen to elizabeth’s voice…
i feel like this is a legacy – like there’s a line being drawn when i inherit knitting stuffs from others. flo, my benefactress owned a feminist bookstore in the 1970s and is a big fan of both EZ and barbara walker. she is also a hardcore wool woman as am i, so, even without blood, i’m claiming this as my heritage.
she also passed on to me a bag of yarn that very well may be my first sweater for myself. it may just have to be a zimmermann one, too. that would more than solidify the legacy. we’ll see about gauge and yardage and if this is the right yarn for the right sweater.