Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Zimmermann Fever

Although I finished knitting both of these two baby sweaters by Elizabeth Zimmermann in December, it took me a while to get around to blocking them. Before I pulled them out last month for those few final rows last month, though, they had been snoozing in the knitting basket for months.

First, the Tomten jacket, knit on 9's with Raspberry Lamb's Pride:



I like these wooden buttons for it. What do you think? (They are not yet sewn on.) Their are hidden buttonholes in the i-cord edging.



Next, the Baby Surprise, knit on 5's with Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Yarn. What fun to watch this piece of origami turn into this little sweater!



These are the buttons I picked out--but they really are too big for the holes and too snagging to use with yarn this small. Off to the button store sometime soon. What a shame. Love the buttons even if I can't actually use them on this project....



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Hm... Suddenly there is a lot more room in the knitting bag....

6 comments:

Paige said...

Oh my goodness - adorable. I must get my hands on an Eliz. Z. book!

Sheepish Annie said...

Oh, those are just so cute!!!!!

Windansea said...

I just came over to look at yours - beautiful color! Wasn't it a fun knit? Lydia

Carrie K said...

The wooden buttons look cute! As do both those sweaters. Darling.

Marsha said...

Both sweaters look great! What size is the Tomten jacket?

My name is Tracee said...

Can I just say how beautiful these are? I have never tried knitting, usually stick to cross stitch but seeing these makes me want to try it - gorgeous!

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