Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Elizabeth Zimmerman

Last night I went to a "100th birthday party" in honor of Elizabeth Zimmerman. EZ was a knitting guru who developed techniques that many knitters now use today (such as knitting in the round).

Christina organized a fabulous party at a local Starbucks. Everyone brought their knitting, bought coffee, and enjoyed Christina's chocolate cake.

One of the ladies was knitting Christina's Lamb's Lace Cardi from her spring collection:

We did sing!

And then we did a gift exchange. Everyone brought a skein of sock yarn wrapped as a present. It was the most fun ever!

I ended up with some gorgeous green and blue hand dyed merino wool from Knitting Notions.

I've just started reading Knitting Around by Elizabeth Zimmerman and so am looking forward to being more educated.

Also, a friend passed this idea of knitting dolls for destitute children in South Africa. It sounds good to me and I think Rachel and I might give it a try.


willow said...

Sounds like a fun evening. I have been knitting Christina's cardi too, will blog about it when its finished.

Anonymous said...

What a fun idea!