On the third Monday of the month a group of enthusiastic knitters meet in the Resource Room at the Duxbury Free Library. From 6:00 - 8:00 you can find knitters of various skill levels with yarn between their fingers. We would love you to join us. If you can't, follow us here!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Monday Night Knitting Group

It was a chilly night but it didn't stop influx of wool - along with all sorts of other fibers - into the library!

She found the perfect buttons for it!

Joan came . . . wearing her finished sweater!

Janet also came wearing a sweater she knit. (There I am helping her . . . . not wearing a hand knit sweater!!)

I bet Audrey will be wearing hers next month!

You can't tell in the picture . . . but of course
 there is some sparkle in her yarn!

Suzanne is hooked on socks!

Susan is still working on
her 're-knit'.

You can't see them in the picture, but there
are pretty royal blue beads knit into her ribbing!

Elizabeth is ready to bind off for the armholes on her front.

Margaret is making a royal blue scarf . . . feels so soft!

Beth is going to make a cowl for herself.

Martha is making socks too . . . she also helped MaryJo with her cable.

Group photo of some happy knitters!!

We hope you'll join us next month!
(Monday, March 17th . . . I'll wear green if you will!)

Until next time, keep your nose in a book or your fingers in fiber.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Caught Napping.

I have finished the plain green pull-over for my husband. I blocked it and I started to sew it together, but then it snowed . . . a lot . . . so then I shoveled . . . a lot. I was all set to sit down and finish sewing it together today and . . . 

. . . well as you can see it's 'occupied'! That will teach me for not putting it back in my knitting bag. I guess it can always wait until tonight while I catch up on Downton Abbey.

Until next time, keep your nose in a book or your fingers in fiber.

Friday, February 14, 2014

From the Library's Shelves

Pretty cool, huh?!
You can keep this wonderful
 box of tools for 28 days!
Okay, imagine this. A box filled with colorful double-pointed needles (sizes 4-8), a circular needle set (sizes 4-11), a crochet hook to use if you drop a stitch, a Chibi needle to seam up your project, stitch markers, 2 reference books and a DVD of Elizabeth Zimmerman. Can it get any better? Well sure . . . let's make the box free!!

The library has a variety of 'toolboxes' available for circulation. Everything you need in one box to learn a skill. Have you ever wanted to play the Ukele, 
create polymer jewelry, bird watch or meditate? Check out a toolbox and you'll have everything you need to decide if you are ready to start a new hobby!

So, can you imagine how excited I was when I was asked to help create a knitting toolbox! Off I went to the yarn store to pick out needles. Next was the search for a good reference book and a DVD. 

If you are a beginner and you just don't have all the needles you need for your project yet, check the kit out. And if you are an experienced knitter, well check it out just to watch the Knitting Workshop with Elizabeth Zimmerman DVD and to read through the Reader's Digest Knitter's Handbook.

Until next time, keep your nose in a book or your fingers in fiber.