Wednesday, April 25, 2012

3KCBWDAY3: My Heroes

I admire anyone, especially these days, who can envision new ways to use our beloved crafts of knitting and crocheting. I will always admire the work of Elizabeth Zimmermann for its common sense and timeless style. I include here the book most recently published of EZ's "lost" designs using garter stitch, Knit One, Knit All, but also Knit Knit by Sabrina Gschwandtner, because it includes many of my favorite "outside-the-box" thinking designers.




I am constantly amazed by the work of all these ladies.

I can't wait to see what they come up with next, can you?

18 comments:

Ana BC (Lanas & Hilos) said...

Great to see the pictures of the designer ladies...They all inspire us!
Ana BC

Marcia said...

So do I, especially Norah Gaughan. And by the way, it's Elizabeth Zimmermann - 2 N's at the end :)

Vanessa said...

I love Knit One, Knit All. EZ's no nonsense way of talking about knitting is very empowering. I feel like I can do no wrong as a knitter.

Alexandra said...

I agree, they're all amazing! I think EZ is my favorite, but I also love Norah Gaughan's unique designs.

Lynn said...

Lovelovelove all these inspiring women. I read EZ before I sleep- hoping all the wisdom will sink in.

fig said...

Thanks Marcia! Groan...That's what I get for writing and posting too fast. Struggling to keep up this week!

Snowcatcher said...

I think you hit it right on the nail with EZ... I don't think there's anyone who knows who she is who doesn't admire the sheer talent that woman had.

Karen said...

EZ is my absolute favorite. She is a genius.
I love seeing what everyone comes up with.

Angela said...

Debbie New is a knitting badass.

Vivianne said...

I'd be interested to know why you consider them to be 'outside the box' designers :-)

Kim Sonksen said...

I love being introduced to all these new names (new to me, that is)
Thanks for sharing your heroes

fig said...

Thanks to everyone for stopping by! Instead of trying to respond to each comment this week (what a party!), I've been trying to visit your blogs and comment there. I just HAD to step in though, and say...Vivianne, just have a look at the body of work of any one of these designers and you will see why. Their work speaks for itself. To me, these are radical thinkers and creative people. See you all soon in your comments list! (Those of you who have blogs that will allow it, that is!)

Pumpkin said...

We are so lucky to have so many amazing designers (including you!) in our community!

josiekitten said...

Thanks for reminding me of these great designers.

Liz Washburn said...

Thanks for sharing. I wasn't aware of many of these designers. (I haven't been knitting all that long.) Your blog has a clean,appealing appearance, too.

Evelyn said...

Some known and not known names so I'm excited to check out these designers.

Faith (the Vampire Slayer) said...

Looks like a great book. I'll have to check it out.

Kepanie said...

I took a class with Annie Modesitt. She's a real fun teacher! I laughed so much during my class. I loved how she told us to not say I can't do this, but to instead say I can't do this yet.