Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Get Your Knit Together!

On Saturday July 21 at 10:00 am the Art, Music and Recreation Center will launch a free 2 hour program called “Get your knit together!” The purpose of this program is to provide knitting instruction and offer a place for knitters work on projects and share ideas.

Thanks to a gift from the Friends of the Library and generous yarn donations from Sonoma Yarn and members of the Redwood Empire Handweaver’s Guild, there will be plenty of yarn and knitting needles to use during class. People who wish to take their projects home should bring their own knitting needles.

A wonderful volunteer and expert knitter who has been teaching the Teen Knitting Club at the library will teach this new class as well. Library books will be on display during class and available for check out, so attendees should be sure to have their library cards.

For more information check the Main Library’s classes and programs at our website or stop by the Art and Music Reference desk on the 4th floor. Class size limited to 15.

Here are a few good knitting books that capture the joys of knitting:

Hip to Knit: 18 Contemporary Projects for Today's Knitter by Judith L. Swartz (746.432 Sw26h) – Many good and easy patterns, including a stylish purse and the world’s greatest hat.

How to Knit
by Debbie Bliss (746.432 B619s) – One of the best how to knit books ever written, with very clear instructions and great illustrations.

Yummy Yarns: Learn to Knit in 20+ Easy Projects Featuring Fun Novelty Yarns
by Kathleen & Nick Greco (746.432 G799y) – Reader beware! The colors and textures of the yarns in these projects are very tempting!

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