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1 Get Your Knit On! The Knitting and Knitblog Collection in the IPL

2 How did I get here? ++=++= What kind of math is that? Knitting brought me to library school; its perfect that it will be part of my last project.

3 The chaos of two kids made me long for Order Minimalism Bulldozer At the turn of the millennium I found myself as a stay-at- home mom, with 2 small kids and a very limited budget.

4 ONWARD! To the library! And library school… The library has it all Books Toys Movies PEACE and QUIET I turned to the library for my brain and to knitting for my sanity. One of my knitting friends told me about FSU’s distance program. Three years later, I am ready to graduate!

5 What does all this have to do with the IPL? In August the IPL had TWO resources about knitting In August the IPL had ZERO knitblogs. New knitters need good resources. This is my chance to help them!

6 Collection Guidelines: Resources Free Authoritative Popular Unique Reliable Fast load Navigable

7 Knitting Resources How to knit What to knit What to knit with Who to knit for Where on the IPL

8 Collection Guide: Blogs Focus on knitting High rank (Alexa) Long life Other media Many comments Influential

9 Getting your knit on with others The Knitting Community and the Knitblog World Fashion Collaboration Knit-a-longs Photographs Humor IPL

10 References Slide 1: Photo “Ester” from flickr by BetsyJean79. Available for use with a Creative Commons License. Slide 3: Photo “.Bulldozer_” from flickr by Diana Madrigal Available for use with a Creative Commons License. Slide 5: Photo “ pomatomus / color week ” from flickr by Megan McCarthy Available for use with a Creative Commons License. Slide 6: Photo “zig zag scarf, finished!” from flickr by bitsandbobbins. Available for use with a Creative Commons License. Slide 8: Crazy Aunt Purl book cover image from Slide 7: Photo of Lou Bolster “Happy Stasher” from the Knitter’s Review Slide 9: Photo of Baby Surprise Jacket by Jared Flood from All other media from Microsoft.


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