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Friday, October 22, 2010

Episode 18 A Long Letter from Elizabeth Zimmermann

Another Elizabeth Zimmermann treasure!  The letter is dated December 1, 1979.  It is written in green ink on hotel stationary from Elizabeth and Arnold's 4 week trip to Iceland, France, and Germany.



The dried spaghetti complete with a little sauce.


Diagram of oblong Sheep to Shawl concept
 Visit School House Press, the business started by Elizabeth and now run by Meg Swansen and her family.

Topics relating to Elizabeth Zimmermann and discussed in the show:
  • The advantages of knowing how to knit both Continental and English/American styles.
  • How to learn "the other method".
  • Does knowing Elizabeth Zimmermann's EPS and reading her books "spoil" knitting more conventional designs?

My friend, Eleanor Webster.  Knitter and extraordinary person!  We were attending our P.E.O. Convention, wearing hats for some kind of identification. 

The musical selection if from The Airs of Wales by Cheryl Ann Fulton.  Tune:  The Ash Grove.  Available from Magnatune.  You can play this album from the button in the sidebar at right.

3 comments:

Andrea Vlahakis said...

Oh, Paula! Be still my heart. :) I think the green ink is what made me swoon here, but for the life of me I don't know why. I'm off to listen to the podcast....

prymnumber said...

=) I love the dried spaghetti bit. Thanks for sharing Paula! I LOVE the podcast content and you do an amazing editing job too!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the great podcast. I enjoyed watching your continental videos too.

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