Saturday, November 03, 2007

How on earth....

..did Elizabeth Zimmerman work out that you needed a piece of knitting this shape


to end up with this...


I know you have probably seen (or made) these before but I am still in awe of her skill. It isn`t often (in fact I can`t ever recall it happening before) that I finish knitting something and immediately want to make another one!

I didn`t get very much knitting done on the canal boat - with all the fresh air and activity we were tucked up by 9pm every night - but this was the perfect project. I just believed and knitted without question, though there were a couple of times when I lay awake and pondered on how it was going to work until I drifted off again. Well there isn`t a lot you can do on a canal boat at 2am when the other two are snoring their heads off, it`s pitch dark, and you can`t get up and make a cuppa as it is open plan and the water pump was enough to wake the dead never mind the whistling kettle!

I had lots of diddy balls of yarn (inherited) so I just knit until they ran out and joined the next, and just let whatever would happen, happen. Not that I would have had any control since I didn`t fathom out till right near the end how it would work.
Anyway, this now makes ten charity knits, so I have achieved my New Years resolution. Not that it means I will stop, I`m having too much fun.

3 comments:

Queen of the froggers said...

That is such a nice little cardi! Very clever knitting that Elizabeth Z did.

KnitYoga said...

I love that baby surprise jacket. I've never knitted one yet but I always enjoy seeing the different variations on people's blogs. Sounds like they're addictive!

Suzie Sews said...

This is amazing, I am atounded it turns into the jacket. Love the colours
Suzie Sews