Traditional and Modern
I was prepared for a very 1970s vibe for this relic of a craft book. I wasn’t disappointed with a few crafts that looked like it came from a grandma’s couch. However, I was surprised that a few were actually quite good. There were some very plain but nicely detailed afghans that would have made nice throws for a couch in this century. The bad news is that the projects were crowded out with the examples below. (Warning! A clown afghan is one of the examples!)
The book itself was a bit dirty and ripped in places, so it could be weeded on condition alone. I think it has done more than enough work serving in the small public library where it is still in service. Again, each librarian should be familiar with their community and users to make the determination to keep or weed. Both Holly and I like to make a “watch list” where we track titles that we are “iffy” on weeding. We give it some time and then check on if there has been any improvement in use. It also can help you promote some of the hidden gems in a collection. When you do finally weed a title, you can rest assure you gave it a fair chance!