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Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
I'm pretty sure this is the first book I heard about that sprang from a website.

Lara's Library: Mason Dixon Knitting

Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
My particular copy is a little banged up, as you can see from the smudges on the back cover.

Two knitters started a blog in 2003 and it has grown to be somewhat of an empire.

Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
I especially love the little quotes throughout the book. They are a bit strange, to say the least. I'm waiting for a band to come out called "Anti-Dishcloth Coalition".

The books they have written so far are interesting and stuffed full of great patterns and neat little tidbits.

Lara Neel- The Journal Gazette
If it's in print, it's a real word.

I may have bought the book because it used the term "warshrag" seriously. My grandmother says that.

Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
I always print out the errata for a book before I hit the road.

I also like flipping through my books because they sometimes become little time capsules of what I have done with them. In this case, I packed up this book and some worsted-weight cotton yarn I received in a Ravelry swap and took it on a vacation in 2008.

Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
I no longer live in Sioux Falls, so don't try to find me there.

I remember taking the book on that particular vacation, but I can actually prove it, too, because I used the receipt for my gas to get there as a bookmark.

Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
I know gauge shouldn't matter with a bib, but I thought going from DK weight to worsted weight deserved at least a slight variation.

And, any good knitter knows that a bookmark is a great scratch pad for on-the-fly yarn substitution math.

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