Sunday, February 3, 2008

Get Your Knit Together - Still Growing!

GET YOUR KNIT TOGETHER! is growing and still going strong. Every month at least one-third of the attendees are brand new to knitting. By the end of their first two hour class, they have learned how to cast on, are knitting quite well and already dreaming about their next project. In January, we had 36 people attend, our largest turnout ever. A librarian who is also a photographer captured some of the fun.

Our next meeting will be Saturday, February 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the lower level of the Main Library in the Latino / Hispanic Meeting Room A. We will continue to meet once a month on the 3rd Saturday of each month (excluding April) until the end of this year.

Just like the class, the library’s collection of knitting books is growing. Here is a sampling of some of our newest books:

Charmed Knits: Projects for Fans of Harry Potter by Alison Hansel (746.432 H1981c) – Harry Potter aficionados and those who knit for them will love these 28 knitwear designs.

Couture Knits by Jean Moss (746.432 M8553c) – Shows how anyone can achieve a professional-looking garment using the basic knit and purl stitches.

Fitted Knits: 25 Designs for the Fashionable Knitter by Stefanie Japel (746.432 J2719f) – Features 25 projects and explains the necessary skills for creating a well-fitted garment.

The Knitted Teddy Bear: Make Your Own Heirloom Toys with Dozens of Patterns for Unique Clothing and Accessories by Sandra Polley (745.5924 P763k 2004) – A skein of yarn, a few small needles and this book is all that’s needed to start making beautiful toys.

The Natural Knitter: How to Choose, Use and Knit Natural Fibers From Alpaca to Yak by Barbara Albright (746.432 Al153n) – A collection of more than 20 knitted projects using the fibers from llamas, sheep, cashmere goats, and angora rabbits.

Pretty in Punk: 25 Punk, Rock and Goth Knitting Projects by Alyce Benevides (746.432 B4358p) – Contains patterns and step-by step instructions for 25 pieces of clothing and accessories.

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