I have a lot of Elizabeth Zimmermann’s books. In fact, one of the first books I read when I started knitting was Knitting Without Tears. Elizabeth’s attitude was so confident and fearless. I was instantly addicted.

elizabeth zimmermann opinionated knitter

A few months ago when Amanda wrote about her love for EZ, I realized that I have never read The Opinionated Knitter. What? When I checked the library, I found they didn’t have it. Double What? Thanks to the wonders of Interlibrary Loan, I’ve spent the past month pouring over the pages.

elizabeth zimmermann opinionated knitter

The graphic designer in me loves the diverse typography. Just look at her signature—so bold and beautiful! And her newsletters are typed by hand—simply awesome.

elizabeth zimmermann opinionated knitter

All of the artwork is hand drawn by EZ. I didn’t realize that these (free!) newsletters were for her wool customers. How did I miss that she designed patterns and sold wool?

elizabeth zimmermann opinionated knitter

I adore these excerpts of her handwritten journal.

elizabeth zimmermann opinionated knitter

Happy knitting, indeed.

One Response to ez love

  1. Sarah M says:

    funny! Oddly enough I had never heard of EZ until Soulemama wrote about her. I checked out “Knitting Without Tears” and was chuckling and read it front to back–never done that before! I just received it as a gift last night as a late birthday gift! Now I’ll have to rummage up one of these copies.

    Sarah M