How very very cool is that? Grab your current read; Open to a random page; Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page along with the title & author so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers! In short, I thought it would be like a regular knitting pattern book. The queen of knitting, this is one of the essential knitting books. This book includes her famous Baby Surprise Jacket, but I couldn't figure out the part about narrowing for the cuffs. Shop now. Elizabeth Zimmerman was witty, clever and didn't take herself too seriously, as when she advised readers that in a pinch they could replace the pin in an outboard motor with a number 7 needle. This book is called "The Opinionated Knitter" because that is what she wanted to call her first book, but the publisher called it "Knitting Without Tears" instead. I have read some of her other books before and I enjoy her musings on life as well as knitting. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It was inspirational in other ways as well, giving the reader a dose of philosophy sprinkled through out the kni. EZ was to knitting what Julia Child or MFK Fisher were to the world of food. This opinionated tech editor must also keep both product and process knitters in mind. 14 day loan required to access EPUB and PDF files. I bought this book to make the classic 'baby surprise' sweater - which is a really interesting one piece project that is then assembled into a sweater by sewing up the arm/shoulder seems. For the product knitter, I determine whether or not the pictured item can be knit from the pattern provided. The pattern called for the knitter to knit it in pieces and then seam it up! Long time fans will welcome these old friends and new knitters may discover the freedom and creativity that Elizabeth's patterns encourage. The Opinionated Knitter. Spectaculaire ! Mg from Melissa G; Knitting from Liz Rabe; Favorites from Susan Ann Smith; Loading Related Books. About this item. There are lots of patterns for people who knit and lots of musings and ideas for those who don't. She also advocated knitting in the. She died before I really knew who she was- but her comforting words and common sense ring true decades later. The woman was a genius, there's no other word for it, and this is destined to become another Zimmermann classic, a must-have addition to any knitter's library. They are like chatty letters from a friend, combined with wonderfully designed knitted treasures to make. The patters are awesome as well! The Opinionated Knitter is a collection of Zimmerman’s newsletters from 1958-1968. She is a good antidote for that. It's on my knitting bucket list! Print version comes in a 3-hole, archival quality sheet protector. I think it is because we are so media oriented nowadays, that we are spoon fed information. This is something I never would have considered before this book. I knew how to knit before reading this book, but this book and its author turned me into a knitter. It's not that her techniques are ingenious, though they are, and it's not that she revived some forms of knitting, which she did. EZ is a whole different animal. But... the book is a wonderful collection of reproductions of Zimmerman's classic newsletters and has photos of the classic projects, so I'm continuing to enjoy the book. Thanks to Geeta for sending this book my way. The Opinionated Knitter by Elizabeth Zimmerman is a knitting classic. In 2020 the Internet Archive has seen unprecedented use—and we need your help. 1st edition This edition published in January 30, 2005 by Schoolhouse Press. It's like a visit with an old friend you never had. I knew how to knit before reading this book, but this book and its author turned me into a knitter. I'd love to be taught the EPS method, but I seem to have problems with learning it from a book. Best-selling in Non-Fiction. A classic among knitters, and simply delightful! (can you believe that?!?) See what's new with book lending at the Internet Archive. Schoolhouse Press, 2005 - 128 pages. The Opinionated Knitter Zimmermann, Elizabeth. Read full description . Her writings have the power to encourage both newbies and veteran knitter alike. I seem to be unable to read it word f or word. She was inspired, authentic and a true original. It's like a visit with an old friend you never had. Long time fans will welcome these old friends and new knitters may discover the freedom and creativity that Elizabeth's patterns encourage."