Random knitting thoughts brought on by Ravelry

So I have been banging around Ravelry for a few months now. LOOOOOOOVE IT! That aside I have been completely amazed at just how many folks are knitting EZ patterns.

My problem is this: I have two of the EZ books (Alamanac and Without Tears)and a few leaflets (BSJ, ABSJ, couple others) Her patterns (I use the term loosely) are sometimes hard to understand and work through. And, whomever her photographer was did not do her work justice. (still struggling to finish my rib-warmer. Just have to do the final seam at the shoulders and have done it and frogged it three times -- i hate the seam, suggestions welcome)

The garments are amazing, both in construction and style. I see these patterns I have turned my nose up at because of the photographed garments in the books and then see them knit on Ravelry and cannot even believe they came from the same pattern!!!

So I guess my point is ignore the photos, knit the EZ patterns they are amazing and stylishly relevant today and if you should meet the photographer for her books slap him repeatedly. Ravelry is amazing if your not a member your definitely missing out.


As an aside cannot seem to stop knitting the stupid beer cozies......probably my "christmas project" this year....maybe use them as ornaments on the tree and just let people pick one or two.......


MMario's picture

A beer cozy for every bottle!

Ravelry does produce some amazing projects.

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

EZ was [and is] a great influence with knitters everywhere. I've found that it sometimes takes a couple of trial and error starts to knit something from her patterns but, ultimately, it was because I didn't follow her instructions as written but kept trying to second guess what was needed. (Does that make sense?) Still, it made for a great learning experience and I became a more confident knitter because of it. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

jdkcubed's picture

True, when I get fouled up I usually simple stop what I am doing and just READ he words as they are written.. sometimes it helps other times not...

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

To be completely honest, I have to sometimes reread the instructions a couple of times. Even if it is something I've knit before but it has been a while. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

ronhuber's picture

Her son, Tom, did a lot of the photography as well as her son-in-law, Chris.