Okay, so it's not like I haven't heard of Elizabeth Zimmerman - I know the name and I even know what everyone means when they say refer to "EZ". But for the first time, after let's say six or seven years of knitting, I picked up EZ's "Knitting Without Tears" at the public library yesterday. I don't think I've ever reacted so quickly or strongly to a book - I immediately thought "I have to have this" and checked my LYS today before buying it online. My LYS didn't have it, but they did have EZ's "Knitting Workshop" so I bought it basically without even looking at it. It's weird, I feel like I've entered through some sort of knitting dimension and will never go back. I suppose we all have these now and then and I've even had them before, like when I joined yarn and knitted in the round the first time, tried stranding the first time, etc.
I can't wait for my "Knitting Without Tears" book to show up - luckily I can keep this one from the public library for a while. :-)