22.1.10

LIBRARY BOOKS OF THE WEEK

the borrower

If you are anything like me you spend some quality time every now and then with Amazon.com developing dreamlists of craft books to be delivered to your door. I dont often have the funds to actually follow through with this but I have discovered that my local library sometimes gets these books in. These two were ones on my list. To be honest with you I wasn't too attracted to the large projects (a corset? a crown? good grief) but there was a couple of scarves that have really taken my fancy

Its that time of year where my thoughts turn to knitting. It takes me so long to finish I have to start things in summer. I already have a baby jumper on the go for a friends newborn but its on tiny needles and is driving me a bit nuts. My beloved has come to expect a scarf each birthday in May and this year it will either be the colourful stripey above...

or this collegiate style double knitting number. I may have to consult him before I embark on the project. I've also picked one to make for mothers day (also in May here)...

you cant quite tell from the picture but it's actually a knitted tube with a piece of silk organza through the centre of it. Maggie B often finds herself out in the chillier months (film fest, comedy fest, jazz fest etc) and this will be perfect for the Melbourne autumn. This colour is even perfect for her. Wish me luck and I'll let you know how the projects go!

5 comments:

Georgie Love said...

I heart my library. O much. I was actually checking out the uber rad modern craft and knitting books there yesterday, there was even this quirky one (was it serious?) called punk knits with directions to knit studded collars and anarchy cushions.

innercitygarden said...

I love my library too, don't forget you can suggest books for them to buy or interlibrary loan too.

I extraspecially love that I can reserve kids books I'm keen on and they have them aside for me on the shelf so I can focus on helping the kid make his own selections, knowing we'll also be taking home some quality options. It's so much easier to choose his reading material online at home when he's asleep.

handmadelife said...

that is such a great suggestion. mind you Thom is only 1 and spend most of his time just jumping over the stools. he does seem to like Spot tho...

kgirl said...

those are two of my all-time favourite knitting books :)

Others I seem to tire of after the initial joy of the first run through, but these two are well-worn favourites and full of smiles.

bless the library!

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