Tuesday, July 31, 2007

My New Favorite Thing


What you're looking at here is my new favorite thing. I don't claim that it's an original thing or that it's my own particular invention. It's my SPIRAL BOUND copy of More Simply Sensational Knitted Socks. This book does not come to you spiral bound...I took it to Copymat in West Lafayette and had them do it for me. It was cheap and fast, and has really added a lot of "useability" to the book. It's much more comfortable to have it on my lap as I learn a new heel technique. And I'm just enough of a dork to really love the way the book feels. I did a lot of just holding it over the weekend, even when I wasn't knitting socks from the book.

I've heard of others doing this, and it didn't appeal to me all that much. I recently read about it again, and for some reason it seemed like I HAD TO DO IT! For those of you who are Seinfeld fans, you may recall an episode where someone mentions how great it would be to have "those moving walkways from airports all over the city" instead of sidewalks. Of course, that's all George can think about, and now he's really mad that he has to walk himself! That's how I felt as I thought about having this done. So I did it. And I highly recommend it. I sat in my chair last night wondering which book would be next...

Probably Barbara Walker. Or the other Sensational Knitted Socks book. Or Folk Socks!

5 comments:

Kadiddly said...

Spiral bound books are SO much handier to use while knitting! I never thought of taking one to a copy place, though. Did you have to do anything special to the book before you took it in?

Heather said...

Nope. I just took it in. They price it based on size and page number, it seems like. But it was absolutely worth it.

Elizabeth said...

I used to take worn out books to Kinko's when I was a student (when there used to be a Kinko's in WL where the Village Coffee Shop is now) and do that. I guess I thought that breaking the spine on the book first was a prerequisite. I never thought of skipping all that book trauma first and going right for the new binding. You are so smart.

Saffista said...

Dang, now I'm tempted!

Amanda said...

I'm tempted too....all four of my Barbara Walker books would be perfect for this treatment. They would be soooo much easier to work from if they were spiral bound.