There are advantages to working in a library.
There are advantages to being someone who knits in public and works in a library.
There are advantages to being someone who knits in public while working in a library.
I was down at the reference desk today, when one of the Library Foundation members walked down carrying a book.
"You knit, right?"
"And you like old books, right?"
"Yes..." I look askance at her.
"Well, I found an old knitting book in the donation room, and I thought you might like it. I thought I'd give you first dibs." She smiles.
Immediately visions of ill-advised 80's and 90's knitting pattern books flit through my mind.
"Well, thanks. I usually don't get older knitting pattern books because the designs aren't current. But I'll look at it. What is it?" I hedge.
"Here. The patterns are old, but the book looked kinda neat." She hands me the book.
It wasn't at all what I had feared.
It was a treasure.
It was the Complete Guide to Modern Knitting and Crocheting by Alice Carroll. Published in 1942. The patterns were old, but actually surprisingly fashionable. I am thrilled.
Totally worth the $1 that I had to put in the Foundation Donation box.