What do you mean, I can’t keep them?

August 8th, 2006 | View Comments

Remember these?

Lace books on my coffee table

I’ve had them for oh, five weeks now, and managed to leaf through all of them several times. I’ve taken notes on stitch patterns I liked, stitch patterns I might be able to modify, and otherwise drowned in happy knitting goodness.

Until yesterday, when I got this email:

This is a friendly reminder to let you know that the following items are due back at the library on the date indicated below.

I figured I’d just renew them again. I mean, I’ve taken notes, but have yet to put needle to yarn and knit a swatch. So I went to the library web site, selected all the books, hit renew and…


Too many renewals! In big red letters! Well, I never…

I guess I could return them, and then reserve them again, hoping that nobody else really really wanted them.

In the meantime, this is clearly a sign that I should spend less time working and more time knitting.

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CogKnition posted this on August 8th, 2006 @ 11:27am in Knitwear Design, Life as a Knitter | Permalink to "What do you mean, I can’t keep them?"


  1. Charity says:

    Grrr! I hate it when time goes by so quickly you don’t have time enough with the knitting books. BTW, I did the reserve/return thing the other day, and it worked quite well :0)

  2. Claudia says:

    Ohhhhh that sucks!!!! I’d be upset too. Can you return them and immediately check them out??? :-)

  3. Yvonne says:

    Well, I managed to successfully re-reserve the first and third Barbara Walker treasuries. Woo!

    Now if only my copy of Interweave Knits would arrive already…

  4. KathyMarie says:

    As a library worker (and this may only apply to my library, though I hope not) we really don’t care if you check books right back out if there are no reserves on it. We just want those circulation figures to jump.

    I hear you on the IK-missing. My copy hasn’t arrived yet either, and I’m getting antsy.