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Do you like knitting?

I always enjoy greeting the people who drop in to the Central Library on Wednesday mornings to participate in our  free “Knitters Helping Knitters” program which runs from 10am to noon, every Wednesday until December 12th.

In recent years there has been a great deal of renewed interest in this age-old craft. Whether you enjoy the act of creating with your own hands, or whether you simply enjoy the camaraderie of being with other knitters, this hobby can bring many rewards. If you are a complete beginner like myself, you might want to have a look at some of the wonderful books available at the Library such as

Knit & Stitch for Beginners

(Wendy Freeman – 746.432 FRE)

for first-time knitters with excellent illustrations and easy projects, or

 

Knitting for Dummies

(Pam Allen 746.432 All)  which helps you decipher knitting patterns and gets you started on simple projects.

 


The Library carries a wide variety of books for all levels of knitters and even titles such as “At Knit’s End: Meditations For Women Who Knit Too Much” (Stephanie Pearl-McPhee 746.432 Pea) which offers humorous reflections and quotes on the knitter’s life.

If you enjoy reading fiction, the “Friday Night Knitting Club” by Kate Jacobs (F Jac) takes place in a little yarn shop on Manhattan’s Upper West Side with customers looking for tips on knitting and ending up sharing “their stories of life, love and everything in between”.