Monday, March 26, 2007

Remodeled South Broken Arrow Library is open again!

I missed my library while it was being remodeled! Today was the first day South B.A. was open since the remodeling began several weeks ago. Lest you be worried, I was not without a library during this time. We are blessed with an excellent library system in Tulsa County. Having 25 libraries at my disposal, I can drive to any one of them and pick up books, then return the books to any of the other libraries in our system {if I so desire}. Some of the libraries have even begun knitting sessions. The turnout was so big at Zarrow Regional Library, Nancy has multiple sessions going each month! Alex, one of our great South B.A. librarians, and I were able to be at Zarrow Regional on the inaugural night when West Side Knitters began!

When I found out on Saturday that today was the day for South B.A. to reopen, I carved some time out of my crazy schedule to head that way tonight. I caught them near closing, which gave me a fun photo op outside.

Join me in the children's section where you find a cozy place with stuffed animals and lots of books. I wonder what hidden treasures are behind the little door?

One of my favorite pastimes is browsing the catalog on line at my leisure ~ day or night. When the emails arrive in my inbox to alert me that one or more of my requests have arrived, I head over to the "Hold" section of my designated library {which I have conveniently picked as the location to which I want my books sent}:

Don't you just love those stuffed animals guarding our books on hold?!

Our wonderful librarians have chosen some outstanding knitting books. I love to preview knitting {and bead} books by checking them out from the library. Did I tell you books can be renewed online if no one is waiting on the book? Often library books are my litmus test. When I find myself renewing a book or checking it out again and again, I realize it is time to purchase my own copy.

Are you wondering what knitting books were on the hold shelf for me today?

Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks and Lynne Vogel's The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook. I am reading them in preparation for my first venture in sock knitting. Yes, you heard it here ~ I am going to take the plunge! Will I use double pointed needles, magic loop technique or knit two socks on two circular needles at the same time? Stay tuned for future installments of .... As the Wool Turns.

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Carpe knitting,

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Happy Pi day!!!

It's 3.14 today!

Knit something Pi* today!

* Hint: Click on the Pi link above if you are not quite sure what I am talking about.

If you are further puzzled what this mathematical symbol has to do with knitting, google "Pi Knitting." You just might be surprised.

Carpe knitting,