Woodworking books -- knitters have the last laugh


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Remember the war Marc and Matt had with the knitting podcasters?

I was at the local Barnes and Noble this weekend, and noticed this:

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An entire section of shelves devoted to knitting books.

Next to that were the woodworking books:

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The only reason I can say woodworking books is that there were two of them, pointed out by the green arrows.

Might as well pack it in -- the knitters have won. ;)

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Fiber arts devotees have us woodworkers beat by a long margin. There are many sewing, quilting, knitting and crocheting shows on our local public tv stations, but only two woodworking shows. Our local library also has a many-to-one ratio of fiber art to woodworking books.

The only way to fight back is to make wooden knitting needles, crochet hooks and quilting frames. :D

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Remember the war Marc and Matt had with the knitting podcasters?

I was at the local Barnes and Noble this weekend, and noticed this:

post-499-0-19406600-1294015901_thumb.jpg

An entire section of shelves devoted to knitting books.

Next to that were the woodworking books:

post-499-0-96529500-1294015918_thumb.jpg

The only reason I can say woodworking books is that there were two of them, pointed out by the green arrows.

Might as well pack it in -- the knitters have won. ;)

the barnes and noble near me has literally 8 shelves specifically for knitting and crocheting (same thing? lol) and 1.5 shelves for woodworking....the world needs to get its priorities straightened out.

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Matt and I saw the writing on the wall when the war originally began. Lost cause. Anyone want to take a crocheting class with me next weekend?

Can you make that the weekend after - I'm finishng off a scarf and mittens ths weekend...

My mother had a good trick when she was running out of wool - she'd knit faster so she finished before the wool did.

@Wilbur - count yourself lucky if there are any books at all on woodworking. Here, you might just find something on furniture restoration. Even on amazon.it...

John

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Well, they may have the upper hand in books, but it was the owner/devotee of quilting that made a $5344 blunder on her taxes, according to the H&R Block commercial with which I was bombarded while trying to peacefully watch football over the holidays.

A $5344 mistake? From a quilting shop? How could it be that that amount didn't exceed her entire gross?

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In the local Books-A-Million the woodworking books are in their own 4 shelf bin. However that bin is next to all of the craft stuff (knitting, crocheting, mosaics, etc). The worst thing is that the craft books are put into the woodworking bin instead of the proper area, when being replaced by browsers. The other thing is that when I want to look for a book, there is usually a very large woman blocking the bin, or a few teenagers sitting on the floor where I want to be. I bite my tongue, and wait, but not too patiently. I have quit asking about books, because most of the people working there are not too knowledgable about things, only the general area in which they may be found. Of course, this is prevalent in most stores today. (Whine, whine, whine)

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Well, they may have the upper hand in books, but it was the owner/devotee of quilting that made a $5344 blunder on her taxes, according to the H&R Block commercial with which I was bombarded while trying to peacefully watch football over the holidays.

A $5344 mistake? From a quilting shop? How could it be that that amount didn't exceed her entire gross?

My wife is a quilter. You have noooooo idea.

And you thought wood was expensive!!!!

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