Last night I was browsing through Ravelry, admiring the projects knitted and crocheted by many talented folks, and I came upon a sweater that was so stunning my jaw literally dropped. I think I gasped. I saw that the pattern was from a book, so I went to Amazon to see how many pennies to start saving. That plan flew out the window when I saw that there were 6 used copies available starting at $250. Wow.
Enter my knight in shining armor. He asked for the title and looked it up on this amazing thing. You enter the title you want, then enter a radius withing which you are willing to drive to get the book, and it will give you a list of what libraries have it, and the checkout status of their copy. CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT? I am old enough to remember using card catalogs…with actual cards. This is just phenomenal.
Turns out the local library has a copy of this $250 book. My tax dollars at work.
I take back every mean thing I ever said about Al Gore.