to cause to glow.

Sometimes I quite heart what husbands do. As I have mentioned in previous posts, I am working on a graduate degree at the moment. The end is coming into sight as I will be finished in December 2011. I am getting pretty excited to be done. In the meantime though, I have been trying to figure out a way to go paperless due to the amount of PDF files and WORD documents that seem to come reaming out of our printer every week. There has to be a better way. Doesn’t there?


Enter the surprise gift from my dear hubby: The latest generation Kindle, newly available in Canada. I am officially paperless. YAHOO!


The added benefit is that I can knit simple garter stitch or St st while reading books because I don’t have to hold a book open and I can make the typeface larger. Genius! I have even added some of my current knitting patterns to Miss Kindle and I fully intend to go paperless for my knitting patterns as well. Annotating and adding notes is easy.

I was torn between all the different e-readers out there and was the main reason why I hadn’t made a decision prior to now – I am actually glad that my husband just ordered me one and made the decision for me. Part of the reason it was a tough decision is that I love books and own plenty. My husband is a lover of the library. I have realized recently that an e-reader doesn’t replace all that but it does open up alternatives for things like the amount of paper wasted with school work or printing needlessly when there may be a better alternative. I will let you know how it goes and what I end up thinking.

Well, back to Northanger Abbey and my noro cowl (photos of that soon). No more school work for me today!

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  1. De-lurking to pipe up as a librarian: most libraries have pretty decent and ever-growing collections of e-books now for download, check your library's website! /end spielI've been resistant to the paperlessness, but the mention of zoom-able knitting patterns just altered the axis of my brain.

  2. Aw, what a sweet husband. I've been considering purchasing an e-reader and the kindle seems like the most useful and handy option from all I've heard. Enjoy!

  3. Brilliant!! it never occurred to me that you could use e-readers for knitting patterns.

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