Over the years MCPL Raytown branch has had several crochet classes which generated interest in forming a monthly group of enthusiastic crocheters. None of us are experts—I’m still learning along with the others in the group.
Our once a month sessions are fun and non-competitive. Everyone works on their own projects at their own speed. Often, we work on projects as a group.
Have you ever wanted to make a toy for your child or grandchild? You can make a great toy by crocheting! I recently checked out A Zoo for You: 11 Animals to Crochet by Cynthia Harris. There was a giraffe that was too irresistible to pass up. The directions were easy to follow and it only took about a day to make. This perfect little guy would be a great toy for a baby or even a puppy.
Have you ever wanted to learn to crochet? Would you like to have one-on-one instruction right in your home? The library has some great DVD's that can show you step by step how to crochet. A good way to learn at your own pace in your own home is to use a video. The video, I Can't Believe I'm Crocheting, is an excellent one to start with. Learning something new can help stimulate the mind.
Do you quilt? Crochet? Knit? Any needlework is welcome. Bring your ideas and projects to the Oak Grove Stitchers Circle. We meet the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2:00 pm. Beginners and experienced crafters are welcome as we share ideas, and teach each other new skills.
Beginners can check out these titles to get started:
Creativity flows freely from the Lee’s Summit Knits and Needles group. Beautiful and amazing items are knitted, crocheted, and quilted. This group meets the first and third Thursday each month at 1pm to share ideas, tips, and patterns. Bring projects you are stuck on, show off something you have actually finished, or just come to find new ideas for projects to start. We look forward to seeing you there.
When I want to do a little needlework, and I always do, I look for inspiration at the library. There are wonderful books for knitters, crochet, tatting, quilters, and some kinds of needlework you've never heard of. Also, I like to go to YouTube and get great instruction for special techniques.
Fall is my favorite time of year: cooler temperatures, frost on the pumpkins – and ragweed! Football season starts too, which ensures my husband will be occupied in front of the television, and I will have some time to work on my sewing projects.