Now, I ain’t one to sit around and bitch. That’s just not my style. Case in point:
The Walker Treasury Project. Yea, yea, the small black and white photos suck. But now, we can all work together and come up with a better solution. It’s teamwork darlins!
But now last night, I was knitting myself a dish towel. Something kitchy, somethin’ so ugly in color choices that only a mother could love ‘er. The stitch pattern that I picked out was from Barbara Walker’s Treasury of Knitting Patterns. It was a good pattern, but it was a 12 row repeat. And the gol’ dang book kept flippin’ flipping closed on me.
Luckily, the pattern was pretty basic and after 2 rows I kinda figured out what I was doin’.
But still, the frustration demanded I do something about it. Behold:
One of those things is not like the other!
What a perfect fix -and why havne’t I seen this before – I’d have done it long ago!
- Call up your local copy shop. Mine was in the library of my college. Ask them if they could take a soft cover book and make it spiral bound for you. If they say yes, you’re in luck!
- Take them your book. Have faith that they are not going to ruin it. That they are professionals. Know that when your book is returned to you, it will be way more useful to you than before.
- Walk away if you are weak. If you are strong (or curious, like I was) then watch as they chop the spine off the book. Gaze as they drill the holes along the spine (only a few pages at a time here). Look with wonderment as they spin a spiral through the holes – and make your book whole again!
- Pay. This cost me $3.60 – seriously. I do not know why I didn’t do this sooner.