I have never been someone who could just choose one of anything. My favourite colour is blue…no, red…is black a colour?… I love Grey’s Anatomy, but Chuck is awesome, and I’m so excited for True Blood’s next season.
So choosing one important knitter is impossible to me.
Elizabeth Zimmermann must receive credit where credit is due; her brain is one I should dearly love to have been able to pick. But I’m sure there are thousands of us extolling her virtues, as there should be.
Jared Flood should follow EZ since he is an EZ aficionado. He has a very clean, crisp aesthetic and I love his love for texture in patterns and yarns. But I mostly love him for his phenomenal photography; I aspire towards that.
Ysolda Teague has this amazing ability to waiver between elegant, feminine patterns and delightfully cute ones; I have learned a lot from her (especially from her video on how to do a tubular ribbed cast-on), and the title for her collections of patterns, Whimsical Little Knits is ridiculously appropriate.
Cookie A is the designer whose patterns I have knit the most. I am definitely a sock knitter and she’s the reason why.
Adrian Bizilia is the first knit blogger I read and her influence in my knitting and spinning has already been covered in the last two posts.
I can’t find the hat that I knit of an EZ pattern out of yarn I spun from wool I purchased from Hello Yarn.
Kristen Kapur is someone I regularly turn to for knitting goodness.
Hansi Singh (Ravelry link, since her etsy shop is gone) is the designer who almost made my brain explode when I tried to knit her snail. I never finished the body of the poor dude because the yarn I had for it was too big and the body ended up HUGE…one day I’ll finish it.
And finally, I have two friends who keep me inspired regulary, neither of whom have blogs that I’m aware of. Raura and Hannbanann; both somehow find time to knit while going to school full time, and both create such beautiful things!