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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Stitches in Time and Quiet Pursuits



Today was the second meeting of the Knitting Group organized by Joanne Dugan of the University of Baltimore Law Library. I believe the group formalized last year and this year scheduled two meetings in the exhibit hall where the tables for talking and eating were located. I stopped by there this afternoon to sit down for a few quiet moments and to say hi (I'd told my mother about the group and she was there right next to Joanne.) Everyone was talking about interesting yarns they used, sources of patterns, and even books! I'd seen an ad for Knitting Rules! : The Yarn Harlot's Bag of Knitting Tricks by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee in some magazine and the knitters were talking about it today. The author is a knitter but also a humorist by avocation. In fact, she maintains a blog and website about knitting and her observations.

So just as there are informal groups of librarian dancers, librarian baseball fans and who knows what else, there are librarian knitters. Next year maybe someone will propose a program on The Law of Hobbies.

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