Thursday, September 9, 2010

Hooray for the Public Library!

A couple of weeks ago I took my kids to a library we hadn't visited before (who knew there were two different library systems in my county?!) and not only did we find lots of books for my girl, I found a great selection of up-to-date knitting books! I finally got to check out in person the book Custom Knits by Wendy Bernard. Wow! It is so much more than a pattern book...lots of tips about fit and customizing your own sweaters. Even instructions for doing one of those duct tape dressmaker's forms. If you haven't looked at this book before, I'd really recommend it highly. The cape I am working on is from this book, the Not-a-Poncho City Cape.

Even though I'd like to buy the book eventually, isn't it just...COOL? That I can go to a big building full of books and they will just let me...BORROW...any book I want? And I can walk out with a bag full of 27 books without paying a single cent? It's like a throwback to a simpler time. No matter how the world has changed, the public library is still free. Amazing. This is going to be a lifesaver for my daughter's reading appetite, I can already tell. She is going through a little chapter book every two days or so. Today, it's The BFG.

Anyway, I am busy with the cape, and my daughter's first day of Kindergarten at home was last Monday--so while we're having a blast with school, my crafting time and blog reading time has been severely curtailed. I miss it, but it's for a good cause.


  1. I LOVE that book. And Wendy's blog is pretty amazing too.

  2. Hi Amy, Thank goodness for public libraries!!! I have always worked in libraries and I always come home with stacks of books. I intend to order that Custom made for myself from our library. Kind regards, Anita.

  3. Books! For free!! It actually makes paying money for books seem really stupid. And our library will borrow from other libraries within the system, so I can get almost anything within a few days, including movies and stuff. And most libraries will make an effort to buy something if you request it. Isn't it amazing?

  4. yes, i love when i find a good knitting book in the library. i'll have to check that book out.