If there’s anything consistent about this blog (aside from the consistency in which I don’t update it), it’s my interest in yarn crafts and wrestling. And since many people are heading to NYC for WrestleMania weekend in two weeks, I thought I’d put together a list of yarn shops for out-of-town knitters and crocheters who might want to grab some yarn between events. The map … Continue reading Where to Buy Yarn During Mania Week
Day .5, Tuesday: Took the train to Washington for SAA’s annual meeting and started work on my first Knitted Knocker. I dropped a metal double-pointed needle (DPN) approximately 5 times in the span of an hour and cursed the search for that wayward DPN under my seat approximately 5 jillion times. This is the first time I’m using metal needles with a very soft yarn … Continue reading Diary of an #SAA18 Knitter
#SAA18 is almost here! I’ve already decided on a knitting project for the week, Knitted Knockers. If you’re still unsure about what to do with your hands when you’re not typing, distributing business cards, or holding a cup of tea, the Host Committee has planned a service project: knitting and crocheting squares to be made into a blanket for Warm Up America. There are patterns on … Continue reading Fiber Crafts at #SAA18: Get Your Projects Ready!
While I don’t paint myself as a conference veteran, I did go to one SAA years ago and have a small bit of advice for others based on that experience: Don’t be an asshole to people who are unemployed or underemployed or work for a small, unrecognizable organization. That’s probably simpler to read than it is to execute (or acknowledge), but it’s rather easy once … Continue reading My Advice to Others Going to #SAA18
“Let them eat TASTYKAKE” will be pronounced from the wall of Eastern State Penitentiary for the last time on Saturday, July 14. Eastern State Penitentiary announced the end of the Bastille Day tradition back in June. It’s an incredibly expensive event and ESP is a non-profit in a financially unstable non-profit-unfriendly world. Funding used to run the event will be redirected towards addressing criminal justice … Continue reading Flight of the TASTYKAKE: Bastille Day’s Farewell Tour
We’re little over a month away from SAA’s annual meeting and my thoughts have turned to which sessions I’ll be attending and, more importantly, the knitting project(s) I’ll be bringing. It needs to be lightweight, portable, and won’t felt in my hands as I work the yarn in the heat and humidity of the atmospheric hellscape that is Washington, DC, in the middle of frickin’ … Continue reading Knitting Knockers at #SAA18
“A professional never brings their profession home.” I heard that in high school when my mom was dating a cop who’d tell stories about his fellow Boys In Blue getting out of DWIs with the flash of a badge. I heard that in college from professors who were haughty about literature in class and in office hours, but tucked in to the trashiest novels after … Continue reading “A professional never brings their profession home”
In honor of this weekend’s 29th annual International Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremony (yeah, Vitali!), I thought I’d dust off the ol’ blog and dump a few cool, interesting, and informative boxing finding aids and other resources that I’ve gathered. First and foremost, I tip my hat and give a massive virtual fist-bump to the Hank Kaplan Boxing Collection at the Brooklyn College Library. … Continue reading Finding Aid Friday: Pathfinders to Pugilism
I homeschool my kids. It can be fun. Sometimes. Yesterday, my kid and I had a lesson on fairytales and we decided to write our own. She wrote about a bored princess who found a magic door. Very appropriate for a six-year-old. And I, well …. I wrote something very appropriate for a thirty-something who doesn’t use her library school degree and sees other people … Continue reading A Dystopian Librarian Fairytale for #NaNoWriMo
October 4 is #AskAnArchivist Day, a day when archivists open their social media arms to the world for questions about the wonderful, hidden life of people who appraise, acquire, arrange, describe, preserve, and provide access to records of “enduring value.” What does that mean? Ask an archivist! It’ll vary from archivist to archivist based on where they work and what their institution’s collection policy is, … Continue reading Happy #AskAnArchivist Day!!!