It’s not just giraffeses and heffalumps that get to indulge their literary side, y’know.
Today was my [ Neko’s] turn. The dog insisted on coming too, but you can’t have everything in life, can you?
Anyway, we checked out the reading seat ottoman thingie in the children’s area that The Domestic Staff [ aka Catsmum ] yarn bombed yesterday. Very comfy.
Then we spent some time on the front desk interacting with the patrons
and admiring librarian/local historian Robyn’s wonderful banner that she just “dashed off in one night”
KNIT LIKE MAD AT THE LIBRARY
while Domestic Staff pimped out one of the book shelving trolleys
and Nadie curled up on one of the yarn bombed armchairs to work on her current knitting project [ but I don’t have a picture of that ]
and then I got to spend some quality feline appreciation time with Ms Alison the suitably cat
mad loving librarian
a very sensibile way to spend a cold, wettish and dreary Winter day.
Knit like mad at the Library indeed.
Despite yesterday’s sterling efforts, there was still one nekkid armchair in the centre reading area.
The undressed chair was clearly jealous of its warmly clad comrades. Obviously this inequality could not be allowed to continue.
I took care of one arm in fairly pedestrian fashion:
Nadie had other ideas:
I also recovered a hassock/ottoman/pouffe in the children’s reading area with a repurposed never worn capelet, but forgot to photograph it, so I guess that’s my task for tomorrow.
Outside, someone had thoughtfully supplied the Bob lookalike with his own teeny waterbowl. The elderly canine next to him seemed a bit miffed that no one had given HIM a water bowl, winter coat and spool knitted lead
and just in case you can’t read what is printed on my tote bag in the first pic, it says:
” I knit,
therefore I am always armed with
two really sharp sticks, sturdy yarn and scissors
so do not mess with me ”
by your Castlemaine correspondent Georgia Giraffe
World Wide Knit In Public Day [ which is actually going on all this WEEK ] started with a genteel knit with the fine ladies of Daylesford at Deb’s Wholesome Foods Cafe. My handsome companion Heffalump joined me in a cappucino.
A bit later in the day, after returning home, lunching and some post-prandial couch potato-ing, we decided to cruise past the Castlemaine Library to check out the results of today’s scheduled WWKIPD yarn bombing
Heffalump tried the knitted bike but didn’t get very far
and this is the after-hours slot and side door [ which is actually in the 150 year old main facade ] now boasting a set of knitted bookshelves which we found very inspiring [ Heffalump and I are great readers you know ]
the children’s reading area ‘comfy seat’ is a little more comfy than usual
Tiny patron Ms Sophie admires a yarn bombed chair in the main reading area [ and yes, I did ask her mum for permission to use this photo ]
and here I’m overseeing the fine work that Nadie is doing yarn-bombing the outside hand rail
Our favourite bit of indoor jungle is decorated for the week
We’re going back tomorrow to add some more.