knitting

Knitting Guild Night With Guest Kathleen Dames

Tonight’s guild meeting had a special guest. Knitwear designer and magazine editor Kathleen Dames. She is the editor, along with Ann Podlesak, of Filament magazine. It’s a quarterly publication loaded with patterns. She’s an excellent speaker and very knowledgeable on the teachings of Elizabeth Zimmermann. Our guild is spending a year with EZ, so we were all interested in her talk about Pi shawls. She had beautiful sample knits to show and I drooled over a pullover with colorwork on the bottom. 

It was a good night. She tells a good story and welcomes questions from the audience. I immediately subscribed to her podcast, The Sweater with Kathleen Dames. I am also looking forward to taking her class this fall at Altman’s Needlearts in Mattituck, NY. 

Her website is www.kathleendames.com

I also got my copy of the Knitting Workshop. I am so anxious to start working from it. Our guild has challenged us to be ready to knit a sweater by September. And I am up for it!

Kathleen Dames at the Eastern Long Island Knitting Guild.
The Sweater podcast
 

Advertisements
knitting

Knitting Workshop with Elizabeth Zimmermann

I borrowed the Knitting Workshop with Elizabeth Zimmermann DVD from my local library. Twice. I haven’t seen it all yet. There are two discs, divided into three parts with four half hour lessons in each part. 

I started watching and taking notes. However, watching her knit gave me the urge to knit, so I watched and knit along with EZ. Now, it’s an after the holidays purchase for myself. I am loving it! What a personality this woman was. 

What’s included in the DVD 


The website has patterns, books and videos. Enjoy!