Thursday, March 01, 2007

ready to go

I am very happy to join the zimmermaniacs. Here is my first contribution.

ready to go

I had the knitting time of my life. Now my very first Baby Surprise Jacket is finished, ready to go with all its little colorful hearts to a little girl as cute as a doll.

I wish I could offer it hand-to-hand to her mother, but I am afraid that she outgrow the jacket if I wait too long. Babies can grow vey quickly.
So Elizabeth Zimmermann is a genius. You all knew that, right? Yeah, but the french-speacking people don't know her. They don't even imagine that someone as free-minded could ever exist in the knitting world. Her books are not translated, and you know what? I would LOVE to do it myself. So if you are willing to edit her in french, please ask me.

EZ is a genius

I believe that I have made absolutely no change to the pattern. I followed The Knitting Workshop quick explanation and all went smooth and well. I had figured out myself the ingeneering of the BSJ a few months ago, by looking at pictures and trying on a tiny scale, so I was perfectly ready, and understanding every line of the recipe as I read it. Which must help, because the short explanations ask for total confidence and faith in EZ.
I am very happy to know that I have a lot to knit with her, and lots of wonderfull experiences such as this one to live with Knitting Workshop, but it doesn't keep me from wanting now ALL of EZ's published work. [...]

Cross-posted with french translation and more commentaries on my blog. More photos on flickr.



  • Oh WOW! I think that is the sweetest one I've seen. Love the colors, love the buttons. Sooooo cute. Lucky baby, lucky mama. Great job!

    By Blogger earthchick, at 6:15 AM  

  • That is Lovely! The colors are so bright and sunny, perfect for a baby girl.

    By Blogger KibitzKnitz, at 6:29 AM  

  • So adorable and colorful! Just simply lovely.

    By Blogger jillz, at 6:38 AM  

  • so cute! I love the colors and the adorable little buttons.

    By Blogger erin/pinkerbell, at 6:55 AM  

  • That is a very sweet jacket! So cute.

    By Anonymous tiennie, at 7:16 AM  

  • What a cute jacket!

    If you really want to translate EZ into French, why not contact Schoolhouse Press and see if they're interested as they hold the copyright. Spread EZ to the world, I say.

    By Anonymous Beth in WI, at 8:14 AM  

  • i think it is a nice bsj but i agree with you. ez should be translated to other languages. it is so amazing how easily her things are adapted to this time and age or any. a danish translation too maybe.

    By Blogger knititch, at 8:55 AM  

  • Cute as the buttons on it! Well done.

    By Blogger Whaledancer, at 1:25 PM  

  • nice colors! i enjoyed your blog, too. nice to see someone from switzerland. God bless.

    By Blogger the nifty needler, at 2:26 PM  

  • Thank you, thank you!!!
    I am touched by all your nice comments.

    By Blogger filambulle, at 3:36 PM  



    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:24 PM  

  • Wow that is the best bsj I have seen yet! It is fantastic. I wish you luck with translating EZ to French. That is just awesome!

    By Blogger Liane, at 9:50 PM  

  • You have such a way with colors. This will be a treasured handknit!

    By Blogger Lynn, at 9:13 AM  

  • Fabulous Fiesta colors! Ole!

    By Blogger Femminista, at 6:32 PM  

  • I am so sad.
    I have been too long to write (I wanted to write a "good" lettre, silly me!) and someone just passed in front of me. French knitters rejoice: the bsj will be translated. I cry: not by me.

    By Blogger filambulle, at 1:38 AM  

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