Come join me, Mary, and the rest of the ladies (we do have an occasional man also) on the third Tuesday of the month at 2:00 p.m. We do a variety of projects; we have made pillowcase dresses, baby items for charity, several wall hangings for our branch, and much more. We do a variety of needlework, crochet, quilting, knitting and more. Sometimes we have a project we're working on as a group, and other times we just do our own projects or help each other out with something we are working on.
Have you been looking for a pet that’s truly non-allergenic, doesn’t shed, never makes a mess, and is not expensive to feed? Look no further than your yarn basket. You can knit the perfect pet. Once you see these adorable patterns, you will need two pets or three...or six!
Our February meetings were among some of the best we have ever experienced due in part to our new customers/members. One of our newbies, fresh from Arkansas, knits socks. She really gets them completed quite fast. Another lady is just putting the final touches to a baby blanket-tree of life created by Nicky Epstein. I was very impressed as I know this to be quite a difficult pattern with no two rows the same.
Knitting is not exclusive to the British Iles. Did you know that the earliest looped or knitted fabrics may have been produced in the Middle East before the birth of Christ? Fourth century socks have been recovered from Egyptian tombs; and cushions of the 13th century have been recovered from tombs in Spain! Even gloves, purses (for the holding of religious relics), and girdles were also created by our wealthier Spanish ancestors. Creations from the same period have been found in Polish cemeteries.
Recently, I have started knitting again. I decided that instead of wasting my time playing Facebook games at night, I would actually create something. I have been doing pretty well at it if I say so myself. So far, I have completed a pair of socks (a new skill for me), a stole, two headbands, a cover-up, and a cowl. And while I knit, I listen to audiobooks on my MP3 player.
On Monday, April 30, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., the Edgerton Branch will present Beginning Knitting with Maurita Buhl. Maurita first exhibited that Can-Do attitude when, at the age of ten, she found a book that explained the basics of knitting. Using this book to learn, she has been knitting ever since and is now known as "the Fastest Fingers in Missouri."
Are you also a self-starter and wanting to learn a new skill? MCPL provides a number on print and electronic resources to help.
Knitters and crocheters, ladies and gentlemen, start your needles and get ready for a new adventure! Do you knit? Does crocheting strike your fancy? Or is embroidery more your style? Whatever handicraft is your cup of tea, we would love to see your glorious faces!
Do you like needle crafts? We do too! We’ve started a Knit & Stitch group here at Red Bridge on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. Our first two meetings were a rousing success. The advanced knitters enjoyed chatting and crafting, and the newbies had fun learning the basics. Advice was exchanged and pattern books were consulted.
Summer is winding down, and although we can’t feel the chill in the air yet, it’ll be here before we know it. After an entire season of outdoor fun, are you ready to curl up on the couch and get crafty? There’s nothing quite like sitting by the fire with a quilt or afghan project on your lap.