On Monday, Nicole of Knerq left the 1,000th comment here! Yay! She chose the Amazon gift certificate as her prize. Nicole is thinking about getting a knitting book and is taking suggestions. There are tons of good choices, which book would you recommend?

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Fun Stuff

There are lots of fun knitterly activities in the near future, both IRL and online. 

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Sock Premiere

Remember that nasty sock curse I had? No more! Yesterday I finished up the Fortissima socks and took them someplace special for their first outing.

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Contest #4 Winner!

(If you’re here just for the winner announcement, skip to the rest of the post.) I meant to include this in yesterday’s post for any interested local knitters and/or readers:

Did you know Atlantic Books at the MOA is holding a going-out-of-business sale (most things are discounted 40%)? I stopped by yesterday and the shelves [...]

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More Book Holders

(Updated October 2007)

I’m glad the book holder reviews have already been helpful to some people. I decided to write up my experiences with the different holders I tried because it isn’t always possible to tell from looking at a picture at a website if something will work the way you want. During the searching process, [...]

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Book Holders: BookMate I & II

Updated October 2007

The BookMates have been discontinued at the original website. They are now sold at BookmatesPlus. I have updated the below links accordingly.

BookMate offers an eponymous book holder in several versions. Each is designed for a certain book size: BookMate I for mass paperbacks, BookMate II for trade paperbacks and small hardcovers, and BookMate [...]

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Book Holders: The BookGem

(Bibliophiles may want to check out Kimbooktu, a blog about book gadgets and news; thanks Amy for sharing the link in yesterday’s post! Also in related news, Chris just posted a free felted bookweight pattern. Neat!)

Everything about the BookGem seemed to be what I was looking for in a hands-free book holder: it was [...]

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Book Holders: Hold-and-Read

Part of the Ableware product line at Maddax, Inc., the small Hold-and-Read (.75 x 5.25 inches closed) is made with a “strong, transparent plastic” and is priced at $6.25.1 The product description also states that it “accommodates any thickness of paperback and, when folded, can be used as a bookmark.”

It isn’t a true hands-free [...]

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Reviews From the Stacks

I’m glad I signed up for this challenge, it was good to take books off my shelves to read, instead of getting new ones from the library or store. These reviews are listed in reading order. :)

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Book Week

A quick note to my dear readers, I’m declaring this week “Book Week” because there will be a series of bookish posts. While these posts won’t be knitting-oriented, they might still be of some interest, so stop by and check them out. Next week, this blog will return to the regular knitterly content.

I love to [...]

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In progress…

Sock Count (Pairs)

  • 2009 ~ 2
  • 2008 ~ 7
  • 2007 ~ 18 (1 baby)
  • 2006 ~ 20 (14 adult)
  • 2005 ~ 2
  • 2004 ~ 5
  • 2003 ~ 1
  • Total (sans 2009): 53

Just Stuff

  • Six Sox Knitalong
  • Sockamania Club Knitalong
  • zMeme
  • zRavelry
  • zSock Nation
  • zTSFB


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