As you probably know, Borders is closing a good number of its stores. It makes me sad, because I love going to Borders and relaxing with a cup of Seattle’s Best and flipping through a good (or not so good) knitting book. As sad as I am though, I might be partly to blame because I too have succumbed to the e-book craze and I bought myself a Kindle a few months back. I’m sorry Borders. I still love you, but I love my Kindle too. Can’t we all just get along? Apparently not.
My local borders is one that’s closing up shop. So I thought I’d stop by and say good-bye, and possibly find a few things on sale. Well, I think everyone in my neighborhood had the same idea, because that place was packed! Everything in the store was 20-40% off and it was a madhouse. I should have taken a picture of the line, but I didn’t, so you’ll have to take my word for it when I tell you it was wrapped around the entire first floor and hovering towards the door! It was nuts!
While I was there, I scored a couple good knitting books and magazines:
I picked up Debbie Stoller’s Stitch ‘n Bitch Superstar Knitting, which I’ve been dying to get my hands on since it came out because I have all her books and I’ve loved them all. I also picked up Kristina McGowan’s Modern Top-Down Knitting, which upon my preliminary flip-through in line, looks to be a must-have for my knitting library. I also picked up three magazines: Vogue Knitting Winter 2010/11, Interweave Knits Winter 2010 and Debbie Bliss Spring/Summer 2011.
Yes, yes, I scored big-time! Can you guess what I’ll be doing for the rest of the weekend?
Reviews and favorite patterns from all of the above coming soon…