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!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Monday Night Knitting Group

Another fabulous night of knitting!!

Joan is making a scarf . . . isn't this a great way to practice different stitches and patterns?

Audrey is one of our new grandmothers . . . so she is working on a baby sweater.


Marguerite is finishing up her prayer shawl.

Martha is making a shawl . . .

. . . and Pat is working on a beaded cowl. 

Lots of other projects going on too . . . sweaters, hats, and yes . . . even a breast prosthesis!!  

Join us.

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


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Knitted With Love

Working in a library with wonderful people is great. . . when some of those wonderful people are also knitters . . . well, can it get any better?! There is always someone around when you get stuck on a pattern, need advice, share yarn with . . . and of course show a completed project to. 

Suzanne has been quietly knitting in the staff room for the past few weeks making a 'stuffie' for her son. Luckily I was working today when she brought in the completed project. I confess that I didn't know exactly what . . . or rather who . . . he is . . . but then I also confess that I am not a Star Wars fan. (Suzanne however has a really awesome Star Wars pocketbook. Even I . . . the non-Star Wars fan . . . acknowledge the cuteness of it!)

He is Admiral Ackbar. But more importantly he is the cutest, softest, cuddliest thing. Just looking at him gives you that warm fuzzy feeling that a hand crafted gift gives you. That feeling you get knowing someone thinks enough of you to spend their free time creating a gift just for you. (And let's face it, when short rows and embroidery are involved, someone flat out loves you!).

I wish you could squeeze him like I did. 

I had to share him with you. 

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

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Measure Twice, Cut Once

In between my knitting projects I've been squeezing in a little weaving. My first project was a scarf . . . of course. Isn't that what you always make whenever you learn a new craft? One scarf was enough . . . I then decided to move on to a piece of clothing.

Jess was nice enough to take a picture
 of me wearing my creation!
Here's where my thoughts ran ahead of my brain. I started weaving away . . . mixing colors and having a grand old time doing it. I thought I was organized. I even made sure to save enough yarn to be able to knit the front panel. But then when I went to put it together . . . well, let's just say I'm glad that asymmetrical is in style.

A little single crocheting at the bottom took care of my poor mathematical skills. 

I think I'll try another one. . . It's a great way to use up some of the single skeins in my yarn stash. This time I'll be more organized and I'll do what my friend Carleen always says, "Measure twice and then cut once".

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