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May 27, 2005

New Book

Benny and I were childless at our almost local Borders Bookstore recently. We adore our kids, but it is really fun to shop without them sometimes.

I found the most beautiful book, The Green Mountain Spinnery Knitting Book. I was actually looking for something different, but this book drew me in. It is filled with rich heathery colors and beautiful photographs that make me want to knit each project.

But there's the rub. So many projects, so little time. It makes me wonder if other people buy "eye candy" books only to realize years later they've never knit any of the patterns?

Posted by Angi at May 27, 2005 08:29 AM


Ooh...I love the bookstore without kids sometimes. Browsing at your own pace, in sections that interest you. I am knitting a Green Mtn. sweater right now. Two of the same actually...I think I want that book too.

Posted by: Kathleen at May 27, 2005 09:40 AM

To answer your question - YES! But I always seem to take something from them, even if I don't actually make the pattern. And it's such a pleasant surprise when you go back to them years later, like I am with some of my quilting books.

Posted by: Charleen at May 27, 2005 03:43 PM

In the case of that particular book, I think it has inspirational value and the patterns will stand the test of time - no matter when you get around to knitting them.

I was lucky enough to get to see a trunk show of some of the sample sweaters - even more inspiring than the book!

Posted by: Cassie at May 27, 2005 10:45 PM

My husband and I like those childless visits to the book store so much that we actually think of them as "dates."

Posted by: Vicki at May 31, 2005 12:21 PM