Knit Nook

What has many hands, threads of many colors, and doesn’t go anywhere without pointy sticks? If you guessed the knitters who come to spend time together at the Knit Nook every third Thursday evening of the month at Princeton Public Library, you’d be correct.

The gang at September’s Knit Nook met on Thursday, September 20. Some projects in the works this month were a sweater, a shawl, lace scarves, and a Santa hat. Adult knitters and crocheters gather to work on projects and talk at this popular monthly session, held the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Quiet Room.

The fiber fashionistas discussed fitting patterns to body shapes, and how to identify styles which flatter our individual shapes. You can learn with them. For an overview of classic fashion body types, begin with this article from the TECHknitting blog.

Also, highly recommended by Knit Nookers, Amy Herzog has a multipart series of free tutorials on choosing and modifying knitting patterns to flatter your shape on her blog, Fit to Flatter. Start with the first segment, or browse the entire series.

We shared stories about knitting projects which didn’t turn out as well as expected and laughed about gifts made from leftover yarn. We looked through some knitting books from the library’s collection and gathered ideas for quick and easy handmade gifts.Two hours flew by, and we left as new friends. Some stitches were dropped. A project was finished.

Knit Nook is a wonderful way to spend a sociable evening. Please mark your calendars and join us when we meet again on October 18 and November 15. While knitters of all skill levels are welcome, please note that this is not a knitting instruction class. Bring your wooly work, extra yarn to swap, and your sense of humor. 

I’ll leave you with another yarn:

A piece of yarn walks into a bar and orders a beer, but the bartender snarls, “We don’t serve your kind here!” The yarn is forced to leave.

While sitting on the curb feeling sorry for himself, the yarn is suddenly hit with a brilliant idea. Working quickly, he ties himself into a knot and unravels his ends. Taking a deep breath, the yarn marches back into the bar and orders a beer.

“Hey!” says the bartender. “Aren’t you that piece of yarn I just threw outta here?”
“Nope,” replies the yarn, “I’m a frayed knot.”

Many hands photo courtesy of micn2sugars on Flickr.

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