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Unpacking a few treasures February 7, 2010

Filed under: Books,Knitting,Sweaters — Janet @ 3:21 am

Most of my unpacking seems to be devoted to lugging books up from the garage to stack them in the living room.  I think about 1/2 of our shipment was devoted to books.  And so far we don’t have any bookcases in the house.   Craft books, fiction books, non-fiction books, art books,  cook books, etc. etc.  I’m looking forward to making space so that I can actually get some book cases and position them appropriately. 

   2 treasures from my craft books – the book on the left, Rug Weaving by Margaret Seacoat, is a book I have had for a long time and I have referred to it over and over again.  The book on the right, Norwegian Knitting Designs, is also one I have had for a long time.  I sent away to Norway for it in the early 1970’s.  Just recently I knit a top down sweater and I used the instructions in this book to knit it.  I unpacked that sweater today also – here is a photo taken earlier in Dublin.  I made up my own Scandinavian type design.

And as if I didn’t have enough books already, I have also been buying a few new ones here in Seattle at The Secret Garden Bookshop and Half Price Books.

    Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann – a very good book, woven around the Man on the Wire, Phillipe Petit who walked on a wire between the Twin Towers in New York in 1974.  We saw the DVD a few nights ago and I now I’ve read this book – really good.

   do you remember the Mills and Boon covers jigsaw which we did in Dublin a month or so ago – well, here’s the book to go with it.  A graphic design book published by the Princeton Architectural Press.  A great book of book covers – makes me look at book covers with a fresh eye.