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Old 10-09-2007, 04:52 PM   #1
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Bought new books
I went to the used bookstore by my office today and found two books that I had to have.

1) Afghans; Traditional and Modern by Bonita Bray copyright 1977

2) Crochet Novelties from Turn-of-the-Century Sources edited by Jules and Kaethe Kliot

Also this weekend I found;

A Handbook of Dyes From Natural Materials by Anne Bliss copyright 1981

This right here demonstrates my problem. I learn to knit, I buy a butt load of knitting books. I am learning to crochet, I am starting to buy a butt load of crochet books.

Now that I know both, I will have to buy books that include both knitting and crocheting. I am also buying books on dying yarn. Soon I will want to spin, and will buy books on spinning.

I see where this is going. Pretty soon, I will have sheep grazing on my patio, and will want to buy an alpaca or two. I will have to buy books on "What to feed your alpaca" or "Sheep and their applications; other than their wool". Arrrrgh. I'm a book and fiber craftaholic. I need help!!!
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Old 10-09-2007, 05:20 PM   #2
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And the problem is?
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:12 PM   #3
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NO help here
I sure can't help you. I love buying my knitting and quilting books too!!! I LOVE the books.
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:16 PM   #4
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When my hands start hurting from knitting... the next best thing is to read about knitting..
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I wish I could afford to buy knitting books....I have to stick to checking them out from the library and renewing them over and over again.
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Old 10-09-2007, 07:18 PM   #6
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I know what you mean. I mentioned the possibility of maybe raising sheep when we retire, and DH looked at me like I had 3 heads. I thought it sounded cool!!
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:14 PM   #7
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I know what you mean. I mentioned the possibility of maybe raising sheep when we retire, and DH looked at me like I had 3 heads. I thought it sounded cool!!
Glad I'm not the only one that gets that look...
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Originally Posted by Pat in Ca View Post
When my hands start hurting from knitting... the next best thing is to read about knitting..

I hear ya! Between the Doctor Who Scarf...Skully Sweater...Skull and Crossbones Dishcloths...ouch!

Rest of the time I'm reading knitting books!
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:08 AM   #9
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When I take my breaks at work, lately....well for the past few years, I've found myself taking patterns outside and reading them to relax.
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:03 AM   #10
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that second book sounds awesome- what a find!!! (I love pattern books- to me they are like reading novels...)
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