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When libraries meet knitters we get a world’s biggest useless thing attempt

By johnboy - 8 February 2012 16

Territory and Municipal Services have the curious news that the Dickson Library knitting group are going to attempt knitting Canberra’s, nay the world’s, biggest bookmark.

“Libraries ACT and the Dickson Library knitting group are inviting all keen knitters to join them in their quest. They hope to create a bookmark that equals the distance between Dickson and Civic Library –that’s just over 4kms!” said Vanessa Little, Director, Libraries ACT.

“A total of 19,381 bookmarks would be needed (21cm long x 6 cm wide), which will then be sewn together to create an enormous knitted bookmark. The group hopes this initiative might also break a Guinness World Record.

“The team at Dickson has already started work and even have people from as far as Sydney and Broken Hill contributing to this great project.”

“It is intended that at the end of the initiative in late-2012 volunteers will be sought to help sew them into blankets to be donated to charity.

“Donations of wool are also greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at the Dickson Library,” Ms Little said.

To find out how you can be involved or for a copy of the pattern visit www.library.act.gov.au or call 6205 9000.

But who will make the world’s biggest book to use it in?

What’s Your opinion?


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16 Responses to
When libraries meet knitters we get a world’s biggest useless thing attempt
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Bluey 1:46 pm
08 Feb 12
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Is this bookmark compatible with my e-reader?

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Jivrashia 2:56 pm
08 Feb 12
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Bluey said :

Is this bookmark compatible with my e-reader?

While we’re on the subject, does anyone know how to purchase hardcovers for my e-reader?

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johnboy 3:14 pm
08 Feb 12
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I bought mine from amazon

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trevar 4:38 pm
08 Feb 12
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As worthy as this attempt may be, I maintain that in three dimensions the size of this bookmark would not exceed the size of the useless thing we call ‘ACT Parliament’.

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poetix 5:30 pm
08 Feb 12
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1. Truly, a pattern of excellence emerges.
2. Purls amongst women. (I assume they’re women.)
3. History will be kind to them because they will knit it.
4. This had me in stitches.
For the first time in my life I think I can see a reasonable argument against libraries.
5. They’re hanging by a thread.

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Jethro 6:21 pm
08 Feb 12
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poetix said :

1. Truly, a pattern of excellence emerges.
2. Purls amongst women. (I assume they’re women.)
3. History will be kind to them because they will knit it.
4. This had me in stitches.
For the first time in my life I think I can see a reasonable argument against libraries.
5. They’re hanging by a thread.

I hope you’re ashamed of yourself.

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poetix 6:53 pm
08 Feb 12
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Jethro said :

I hope you’re ashamed of yourself.

There’s no need to get crotchety.

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Jethro 7:43 pm
08 Feb 12
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poetix said :

Jethro said :

I hope you’re ashamed of yourself.

There’s no need to get crotchety.

Brilliant. You just brought a smile to my usually miserable face.

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RQ 3:33 pm
24 Apr 12
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I am the youngest member of this knitting group and am having a wonderful time. These bookmarks will be sewn into blankets serving a dual purpose. Who knows, if everyone contributed we may indeed create the worlds longest bookmark and then a considerable amount of blankets!

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VYBerlinaV8_is_back 4:06 pm
24 Apr 12
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Some of these chicks are very hot.

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astrojax 4:19 pm
24 Apr 12
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great, world’s biggest bokmark. all we need now is the world’s biggest book…

um, what page was i up to again…?

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p1 4:36 pm
24 Apr 12
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I was going to suggest the bookmark double as a scarf for the Owl, so that he stays warm and his paint doesn’t fall off again, but blankets are probably a better idea.

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pink little birdie 5:09 pm
24 Apr 12
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I taught my mother and sister how to knit for this. they are constantly knitting now and have made like 50 of the bookmarks

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Postalgeek 5:19 pm
24 Apr 12
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VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

Some of these chicks are very hot.

I suspect so, thanks to the abundance of knitted woollen (screw you, American spellchecker) turtle-neck jumpers available to them.

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fabforty 5:21 pm
24 Apr 12
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Jivrashia said :

Bluey said :

Is this bookmark compatible with my e-reader?

While we’re on the subject, does anyone know how to purchase hardcovers for my e-reader?

Ebay maybe ?

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