Wednesday, February 20, 2008

rhymes with 'tofu' ...

.... boku ! 3 balls of boku, with a respectable bit leftover.


i was surprised to find that i had the pattern in my knitters magazine archives. i use to subscribe back in the day ... when the magazine was worth its cover price.

so, now i can say "i've made one". i may not ever make another one though ... i don't get into miles and miles of garter stitch. i am very pleased with the finished sweater, nevertheless.

i would like to knit more zimmermann stuff sometime. and i really enjoy her writing style. i still think my favorite of her books is _knitter's almanac_ ... such a great read and tons of patterns!

i got a gift certificate to amazon for christmas. it took awhile, but i finally settled on a few books (and a dvd) ....


... if there were only more hours in a day ....

13 comments:

Stacey said...

ooh - knitting classics - love that one - and all the EZ's - super!!

Mouse said...

I just won a copy of "The Opinionated Knitter" from a blog contest and it was right on time b/c I have a baby shower to knit for. I should probably make one of those jackets even though I think garter stitch is hideously ugly.

Jenna said...

The BSJ looks fab! I love how stripes look in garter stitch - the colors start to blend together in such a nice way. This is a nice one, even if you never make another one.

Nice haul!

melissa said...

ooh, your bsj looks great in the boku! love those earthy colors!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous sweater. However, I do agree with you on the whole garter stitch thing.

Nik said...

I just want to come over and touch your copy of "the opinionated knitter".

beachknits said...

the BSJ looks great - i have avoided it myself for the garter stitch reason :)

Geraldine said...

Looks like some good books to enjoy! Your sweater looks great, love the colors!

jackie said...

as the recipient of said tofu sweater, i have to say--i LOVE it. can't wait for this baby to be on the outside and running around in it. thanks!!! :)

turtlegirl76 said...

Ooooh pretty BSJ! Love it!

peaknits said...

Darling BSJ - I have just really discovered EZ, bought the Opinionated Knitter on Thursday and I am so excited, she brings new life to the garter stitch. The Knitter's Almanac is in my cart over at Amazon now:)

f. pea said...

EZ rocks.

KRGP said...

i love the baby jacket. i bought some boku at great yarns too, and found your project on ravelry--it looks great. -katie at fiber smarts