Celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day – Wednesday, June 13
Beginner and expert knitters / crocheters are invited to join us throughout the day at the Westover Branch Library. Drop by for just a minute, or work all day!
And for knitters in need of inspiration or new patterns, try these fun suggestions:
by Laurie Beasley Perry
“I was a thirty-something woman living alone with four cats. I was probably going to be divorced. I was on the short bus to crazy.” As only most knitters will understand, Crazy Aunt Purl (aka Laurie Perry) finds some sanity through knitting.
by Nicky Epstein
The essential collection of decorative finishes, by one of the most famous knitting designers. It’s amazing how much a more intricate edge adds to any garment. Get this book and learn how to add them to yours.
by Leigh Radford
A follow-up to One Skein, this book provides lots of choices for those among us who tend to buy a skein here and there without having a plan for what we’ll do with the yarn when we get home. If you have a crate full of one-skeins, this book is for you.
Seaside Knitters Mystery Series
by Sally Goldenbaum
Six books into this mystery series, it may, indeed, be time for the residents of this quaint seaside town to get over being shocked by local murders, but the characters are likeable and the stories move along. Added bonuses: you’ll be inspired to cook new things based on their Friday night gatherings, and each book includes a pattern.
by Debbie Stoller
Stoller founded the first Stitch ‘N Bitch group in NYC and has since written several books using the term in the title. This, her first, is chocked-full of basics on needles, yarn, what to knit when, and lots more, all with a generous dose of wit. Read it, and then check out the others she’s written.
by Mac Barnett; illustrated by Jon Klassen
A box of yarn that seems to go on forever provides Annabelle with enough yarn to knit clothing for everyone who crosses her path. You’ll have to read it for yourself to see what happens when an ill-meaning archduke steals the box for himself.
by Shannon Okey
A great book for teens of all ages. Reviewers call the book “lively” and the patterns “enticing.” If you’re in the market for an iPod cover or other short projects to hone your knitting skills, you’ll have some fun with this book.