Thursday, April 28, 2005

finders keepers...

I love books. I hoard books. I have more books than yarn. To help me with my book obsession, the local library has a humongous book sale every yeat. Hundreds of people. Thousand of books. Yay! I thought I was safe as long as I remembered to stay clear of Military History. Beware of men with their civil war books in Virginia. That is until I realized that there may be knitting books. So after squeezing myself through the throngs of people with their bags and boxes of books. (Why is it no one will say Excuse Me or Pardon Me or Oh, I'm so sorry I hit you when it comes to these things. It's just simply, let me push through you so that I can get the books before anyone else.) Sorry for the rant, but when I finally made it to the craft corner. I was quite happy to get my hands on these...
Book Sale Finds

I love the vintage stuff. A lot of it is pretty dated, the 60's, 70's & 80's. I don't think I'll be knitting the giant tunic sweaters or sweaters needing shoulder pads, but some of the stuff is timeless.

As for actual knitting content, I've started a couple more scarves and I've started frogging my Klaralund. It fits a bit weird over across the chest. I have an idea for some shaping, and if I like how it turns out, I might share with you. If not, it will hide in my knitting basket with Em-Em's, 8 year old dog sweater. (I couldn't completely frog it...after all I may finish it one day.)

Many Many Thanks to Lu for the Flickr PRO account. (I won a contest on her blog). With all that space I'll definitely work on my Photo Blog.

3 comments:

Lauren said...

I am so jealous! I have been to SO many book sales (library, used books, etc) and have never found a vintage knitting book! Lucky you, Eyeleen! The quest continues... I know I will find one someday!

Hope you have a nice weekend! Will I see you at the festival next weekend?

MarieH said...

And if you want more books, by exemple Phildar's books, just e mail me!

Danielle said...

I to collect books. I love my little vintage collection. They are not things I would generally make but you never know. I love the timeless baby wear.

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