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Old 12-02-2005, 05:20 PM   #1
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What Can Elizabeth Zimmerman teach me?
I've heard a lot about EZ, and I was wondering what I can learn from her books. I've never bought one before, but I added her books to my amazon wishlist just because of all the good things I've heard. I just want to know what specifically her words can help me with and if she has any great patterns (I especially want in on that moccasin sock pattern Amy told us about)

You don't have to explain anything in full, the book can do that, but maybe summarize. Just wondering what specific techniques I could really benefit from that her books can show me.

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Old 12-02-2005, 05:31 PM   #2
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EZ can teach you how to be humble.... and not stumble....



couldn't resist. I love reading her book, the first one. I got it pretty cheap and it's so much fun to read. she teaches you how to make say a sweater or hat without a pattern, you calculate what you want and steam ahead.
she's so witty and fun. I haven't even tried her sweaters yet though, they are a little old fashioned. why don't you look through it at the bookstore and decide that way?

Oh yeah, she teaches lots of good stuff NOT to do. very important when you're a basic knitter.
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Old 12-02-2005, 05:33 PM   #3
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That sounds awesome! I don't remember seeing her books in the bookstore around here, so I may have to order them, but I will look again next time my boyfriend feels like taking me (he hates going to barnes n noble)
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Old 12-02-2005, 05:41 PM   #4
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Where do you find these books?
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Old 12-02-2005, 05:42 PM   #5
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I saw them online - just the covers, but not sure if you're asking me
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Old 12-02-2005, 05:47 PM   #6
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EZ teaches the soul of knitting, and she does it with humor and grace.

I feel the best, best place to buy them is from www.schoolhousepress.com

It is run by her daughter, now, but it was her mom's orginally, I believe.
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Old 12-02-2005, 06:14 PM   #7
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You could get EZ books out of the library.
She'll teach you that knitting isn't rocket science and it's okay to make a mistake and there are inventive ways to do things and all of it's okay.
I think the main thing I get from her books is the idea that we should just forge ahead. And while she gets this message across, she does it (I should say DID it, I guess) with a dry wit and great humility, though in my opinion she was one of the greatest knitters ever.
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Old 12-02-2005, 06:16 PM   #8
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That's a good idea, I'll look online to see if the libraries here have 'em

:( They don't have her books here...
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Lonnie just order EZ's "A Knitting Glossary" DVD for my BDAY ...4 hours of EZ & Meg...u can read a bit about it here. AND, my friend Kelley tells me that Meg said that EZ's other videos are being put on dvd format...but it will take time bc they are so old...from the 60's and what not...but, what she teaches is wonderful from what I've heard, truthfully, I don't have one of her books yet. "Knitting Workshop" is on my wish list
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wow, that dvd sounds amazing! I read the summary of it on knitpicks, and it sounds just awesome
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