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Post by thistlechick » November 30th, 2005, 1:06 pm

Hello, I'm a librarian in "real" life, but have recently gotten sucked into proofreading for Project Gutenberg (http://pgdp.net) and also passing books around via Bookcrossing (http://bookcrossing.com)

When my life is not consummed by books (and words in general), I can be found avoiding "real" life by spinning, knitting, gardening, playing computer games, watching movies, and spending time with my husband.

~ Betsie

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Post by kayray » November 30th, 2005, 1:55 pm

Welcome, Betsie!

When I'm not reading, I'm a knitting, computer-gaming, movie-watcher too :)

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Post by thistlechick » November 30th, 2005, 1:57 pm

what about cats? they usually come with the package deal too =P
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Post by Kristen » November 30th, 2005, 4:56 pm

I knit, too. Though only things that are straight. I wish my feet were cubes!
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Post by alexfoster » November 30th, 2005, 5:59 pm

"I wish my feet were cubes" -- mine are: Ice cubes! It's colder than usual here at the moment.
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Post by kayray » November 30th, 2005, 6:07 pm

Ok I'll teach you all how to knit wool socks :) My feet are cold half the year and I live in Southern California!

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Post by Kristen » November 30th, 2005, 6:12 pm

Maybe we can read aloud a public domain book on knitting. Do you think there is such a thing??
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Post by hugh » November 30th, 2005, 6:15 pm

perhaps of interest?
http://www.knitcast.com/

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Post by Kristen » November 30th, 2005, 6:16 pm

There is a PD knitting book on gutenberg.
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/16605

Some instruction, lots of patterns. I have no idea how to read them!
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Post by alexfoster » November 30th, 2005, 6:25 pm

Hehe. I wish I knew how to knit socks. My grandmother knitted me some years ago that outlived her by some considerable number of years, but now she and they are no more. I can knit (or at least I could when I was 11) but I can't purl or cast on, and the rows get tighter and tighter until you're fighting to get the needle through the yarn. The idea of knitting in circles seems complicated to me.

Marks & Spencer have some rather lovely merino wool socks that feel wonderful but aren't very warm. And we're just about to move into an even colder house :( :(

Ermmm, I seem to have got a bit distracted.
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Post by kayray » November 30th, 2005, 6:27 pm

Oh yay the knitcast people fixed their feed so I can subscribe :) (saw you mention them on your blog the other day, Hugh, but their feed was broken for me then)

yeah... reading that knitting book aloud would be tedious in the extreme!
7th: X knit 2, slip 2, knit 1, X join at the end.

8th: X purl 1, slip 2, knit 2, X join as before.

9th: Like 7th.

10th: Like 8th.

11th: Purled.
Lol! And listening would be worse. Oh well :)

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Post by kayray » November 30th, 2005, 6:28 pm

Darn it Alex why do you live so far away? I could have you knitting socks in no time.
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Post by osmia » December 1st, 2005, 7:33 am

Welcome Betsie.

I'm a knitter too. Learned on-line. Mostly here (http://www.knittinghelp.com/), but have Hugh's link bookmarked too. Also have proofed for DP and am a bookcrosser. No cats.

Kara: Give us the link when you start your Sock class :)

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Post by thistlechick » December 1st, 2005, 8:07 am

ooooo.... look at all the knitter-types....

I've actually listened to knitting books on cassette, and it was actually pretty cool to have the instructions read out loud to me... as long as the text doesn't relie too much on pictures it works really well. Maybe I'll do The Ladies' Work-Book next... with a link to the original pics.
~ Betsie
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Post by pberinstein » December 1st, 2005, 11:51 am

Yikes! Me too. MLS-holding former librarian who knits, spins, crochets, embroiders, etc. and I love computer games and I love cats and...yikes! I wonder how our DNA compares we're all so alike.

I have knit socks too, although not recently.

Do you all know about the book Knitting with Dog Hair?
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