Thursday, June 18, 2009

To Lee Fung With Love

Do you remember my jive o'rific knitting book find back in April?

And how the book had a large section missing--well more like there was a duplicate of a different section stuck in the wrong place where a different section should have been?

Well a week ago Dr. Mad Scientist was attending an AA meeting at a church in the uppity community that brought us such greats as a couple of the guitarists from Stone Temple Pilots and Tom "I'm a Nutbar" Cruise (actually he just graduated from high school in this town).

Apparently the church had had a book sale a few weeks ago and had some books in boxes heading for the trash. When he saw a knitting book--he nailed it for me (whatta guy!).

And now...


...I have two.

Which I must say is totally cool--because now between the two books--I have a whole book!

The one Dr. Mad Scientist picked up for me HAS the missing section that the other one does not.

However, it is also effed up. There is a DOUBLE section appearing in here.

The book was printed in 1971 in Hong Kong by Lee Fung Printing Company. Thank you Lee Fung for an interesting scavenger hunt in getting a whole book.

I just can't get over the chance that I'd ever be able to see this book in its entirety. It's not one I see a lot at used bookstores. (Hell, I don't see many good knitting books at used bookstores period! I guess we all hang on to them!)

Dr. Mad Scientist also saw this pamphlet and snagged it for me.





Blogger Shrinky Inky said...

holy red jumpsuits, batman, what are the odds??

and yes, best husbands have keen eyeballs (and pay attention - mostly)

8:48 PM  
Blogger T. Budnik said...

You damn hippies!


7:00 AM  
Blogger Crafty Christina said...

Very thoughtful of the Doctor!

7:47 AM  
Blogger weezalana said...

Now that's what I call a profit-making plan - write a book, eff up the run so certain parts don't print and others print twice. That way everyone who gets it has to buy two! Brilliant!

10:04 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

That is so cool. What are the odds for finding 2 copies of hte book, both screwed up but in diffeent places????

11:52 AM  
Blogger Linnea said...

How fun! I live Weez's idea, too. Maybe you could stitch the books together and have one, giant, knitting frankenbook.

I spy with my little eye a sewing pattern under the organic gardening book...

4:42 AM  
Anonymous sarah said...

that is wonderful.

12:25 PM  

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