When I first moved here about a year ago, I started going to the local knit group, and was always overhearing things like, "Well, Elizabeth says if you ssk this way..." and "Oh, what a lovely sweater; are you using an Elizabeth method?" and odd references to being " a believer in the Way of the Goddess..." I finally got fed up enough to ask, "Who is this 'Elizabeth' and when is she going to come to knit group so I can learn these wonderful ways of hers!?"
They all stared at me. "You don't know about Elizabeth Zimmerman???"
Within a week I had three of her books in my posession, and was starting my first Baby Surprise sweater. That was over a year ago.
I'm going to use this group as a way to (finally) get around to the sweater I should have already knit for my husband. I've been planning to do a version of Gaffer's Fisherman Gansey from Knitting Workshop; I have the yarn and pattern specs, I just need the motivation...
Here it is now. Let's see how far I can get with you guys as inspiration! (I'm already considering a fishtrap sweater, since the hat Jess made looks so good...)
Here's to Zimmermania!!!