Knit Valentine and a Birthday

Yay! I figured it out!

red knit heart on card

red knit heart on card

Actually, I feel pretty stupid. Elizabeth Zimmermann is always right, and I should just trust her, that even though her patterns aren’t always the most specific, hand-holding things in the world, I should just trust that they’re right.

It’s all about the short rows. Most of the time, a pattern will specifically say when you are short rowing and turning before the end of the row, and then they specifically say when you will begin picking the unknit stitches back up and knitting them again. This pattern didn’t specifically include those little notes, so it was hard for me to figure out where in the directions to begin picking the unknit stitches back up again. Ok, the pattern didn’t specifically point it out, but if I had just had faith and followed along just as written without second-guessing, then I would be doing it anyway. It all worked beautifully of course. It was Elizabeth Zimmermann, after all.

To see the pattern, it’s on page 155 of Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitting Workshop. I’m definitely going to make a bunch of smaller hearts starting tomorrow.

Birthday Boy

Today is Steven’s 7th birthday! I am so proud of my little boy, who is growing up so fast. His big party is still a week or so away, but my mom and Tony came for dinner tonight and brought an ice cream cake. Here are a few photos from the evening:

Getting ready to blow out candles

Getting ready to blow out candles

Blowing out candles

Blowing out candles

Steven and Nonna cut the cake

Steven and Nonna cut the cake

Steven, with sister being goofy

Steven, with sister being goofy

Diana

Diana

Nonno

Nonno

Daddy

Daddy

Happy Birthday, Steven! I am so proud of you.

Love,
Mommy.

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Comments

  1. Beth in Medford says

    Trish! so pleased it really worked! and see how those stitches sort of pile up?
    coolest thing I know how to knit! How did she ever come up with this????

    so glad it worked out, so glad the pattern was successful.

  2. Linda in Anchorage says

    Trish, Thank you for posting your photo and article. I’d forgotten that this was in the “Workshop”, and am going to look it up and make some!

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