Submitted by the Lopez Island Library
As the season for getting cozy, making gifts, and having fun indoors is approaching, the Lopez Library is pleased to present a monthly knitting circle on the second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. by the library fireside. The first session will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9.
The circle is open to all knitters and crocheters, and is specially designed for people who are new to knitting and interested in learning the basics. The monthly circles will be hosted by local fiber artist and creator of Woolly Island Knits, Kelli Carrier, whose knitted goods are available for purchase at the Lopez Coffee Shop and the Preschool Holiday Bazaar.
Carrier will teach beginners how to start a knitting project by casting on; knitting and purling stitches; the basic garter stitc; binding off; and some online resources for continuing to practice knitting at home between circles. Established knitters are also welcome to bring projects already in progress, get some knitting advice from a pro, or just come and be social with other fiber lovers.
The knitting circle is open to all ages, so if you or a young person in your life has ever wanted to learn, this is a great opportunity. Some yarn and needles will be provided, or bring your own supplies if you have them. See you there!