i cannot get enough of the library. i can get lost just making endless searches on the library website and placing holds on anything and everything that piques my interest. at any given time i probably have 40+ books on my ever-growing list of requests. but because my interests are pretty common (knitting especially), i often have to wait months to receive some of the titles. there are some books i requested 4 months ago that i still haven't seen.
this weekend i'm drooling over some of my latest library acquisitions.
1. peach berserk's silkscreen workshop on dvd
it took me a couple of weeks to find the time to sit down and watch this, but i finally did last night. i'm so glad i did! kingi carpenter (the owner of local biz "peach berserk") is totally kooky and says "cute" too many times to count, but you can tell she's having fun. i love that she encourages people to just try silkscreening and not get hung up on making perfect drawings. someday when i have extra cash i'd like to take a class at her shop.
2. teen knitting club (click on the title to see the cover)
ok, so i have a confession. i am no longer a teen. in fact, i haven't been a teen for over 15 years. (ack! how can that be???) but i love knitting and am constantly looking for cute patterns that aren't too hard for my beginner skills. i took this book out on a whim but what a treasure! it's full of easy patterns that i would actually make and i love the section called "top 10 problems and what to do about them". such a good resource to have on hand. i am so buying this as soon as it's due back at the library.
here are 2 (of the many) things i want to make:
the dropped stitch scarf (i'd like to use some thick handspun wool for this)
and the raggy bag (i'd add a little loop in a corner to make it into a clutch)
3. kids' embroidery (click for a picture of the cover)
i want to learn how to embroider sooooo badly! lisa (see her wicked soap a few posts ago) is the queen of embroidery. i'll have to take a picture of the kitty skull she made for paul and i as a wedding gift. it is beyond any embroidery i've ever seen before. i'll just be pleased as punch if i can accomplish one of these more humble projects from the book.
stuffed dogs and kittens
or even a pincushion
library, i love you!