There it is...the first sleeve for my EPS*. It's a little crazy it has taken so long to get this far. The body is finished, first sleeve done, next sleeve just begun, yoke (the fun part) to come. When I first proposed the idea of knitting this sweater to the SLC SnB group I had no idea that life’s ups and downs would get in the way of knitting production and I would still be knitting my EPS come late February. The sleeve seemed to drag on and on, but this weekend my knitting mojo just took off and the sleeve was finished rather quickly. The vision of a finished sweater is on the horizon, a vision I wasn't sure would come to pass.
A few SnBers meet together on Sunday for a few hours of knitting and this week Eliza and Cheryl arrived wearing their version of EPS. It was so much fun to see them together. You can make this sweater in any yarn, at any gauge, with any sleeve, hem or neck you like...that's the beauty, a sweater all your own and much of the work is done with a little math.
Cheryl knit a cardigan with EZ's yoke pattern (she used Meg Swansen's DVD for perfect finishing techniques) and Eliza knit the saddle shoulder version. Don't they look great? Several other Ewe-tah grrls have been working, too. Lauren has finished her sweater (she has yet to model it for us) and Cayenne’s is also finished. She used handspun Romney for the body of her sweater! A few other SnB grrls, Anne B, Lark and Heather are also working on sweaters, and like me, are still in the progress stage. There is no race and the main goal is to enjoy the process. There are many others who have joined the EZ EPS on Ravelry and many beautiful sweaters to see...check it out!
Elizabeth (Zimmermann's) Percentage Sweater (If you don't know what that is you should google it or pick up one of EZ's many books and investigate.)