On the third Monday of the month a group of enthusiastic knitters meet in the Resource Room at the Duxbury Free Library. From 6:00 - 8:00 you can find knitters of various skill levels with yarn between their fingers. We would love you to join us. If you can't, follow us here!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Work in a Library . . . Keep it up at home!

So there I sat this morning . . . with my knitting and my coffee. I guess my impatience started to surface because I started to think about what to knit next. No, my sweater is not done. The front is, and I am halfway up the back. Yes, I know it will need 2 sleeves. Yes, I also know this is how those UnFinished Objects . . . aka, UFO's are created! But still . . . there went my mind thinking ahead.

So I then decided to take a look at my favorites and my queue on Ravelry. Well that was a mistake! Not only did it remind me of all the things I want to knit . . . but hey, how come I didn't post the baby sweater I just knitted? How come I didn't post the sweater I made for Judy, and those fleece-lined mittens? 

Then I looked at my library. How come I don't have all my pattern books/booklets added? I mean, really. You should see my bill filing system. All labeled with a label maker, alphabetical order (duh, of course!), and even color coded folders. So how did I get to be such a slacker with my knitting books? For heaven's sake . . . I work in a LIBRARY!! 

So I perched myself on the floor (carefully of course so I wouldn't spill my coffee), and added all the books/booklets that were missing to my Ravelry library. I feel much better now.

Wouldn't you? All my Norah Gaughan's are together, all my sock books are together. I know, I know. You would think a library worker would have them arranged in alphabetical order by author. I chose instead to just make up my own personal Dewey system. But the great thing about a Ravelry library is you can just re-arrange them however you want, whenever you want!

Go ahead. Check out my Ravelry library. I am Plymouthkaren. It's very organized.

If you haven't gone on Ravelry yet . . .well, OMG!! What are you waiting for? It's like Facebook for knitters . . . only better . . . 'cuz, . . . well it's knitting!

Until next time, keep your nose in a book or your fingers in fiber.
(And of course, keep your books organized!)