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It was an historic day in LitKnit land on Tuesday as Washburn Library held its first LitKnit circle session. Even though the roads weren’t great, we ended up with four LitKnit participants - even though the three who were registered didn’t show up. We figured the roads kept them home. Librarian Gloria was amazing and went through the library telling patrons that there were openings in the circle and that they were welcome to come see what we were up to. By the end of the session, four more people registered and so, there are now seven in that circle! There are still three more spots available, so, if you live in the Washburn Library area - register on their site and join us!
One of my favorite ‘jobs’ as a LitKnit facilitator is to come up with patterns that work for our knitting learners. I have been noticing, lately, how the first skill I bring to the circle is to listen. I listen for what each circle member is interested in doing and then I adapt what I know about my craft to see if I can come up with a project that the learner can engage with. Last week it was to start Rosie on a baby blanket for her grandbaby.
So, at home that week, I took a stitch pattern and applied it to a basic baby blanket pattern. I needed to stitch up a swatch so that I knew what I was thinking would work. I can always use another washcloth, right? It makes me happy to see Rosie’s Baby Blanket Pattern worked up as a LitKnit pattern. It will now be available for other LitKnit facilitators to use in their circles. Creating, sharing and resourcing each other is such a generative way to live!
This week, we put a hat on the needles for Gus. He came to LitKnit already knowing how to knit, so we were able to go right to a hat on circular needles. Good job, Gus!
It was so good to see Samia again!
Roxie has a lot of fun making silly faces on Wednesday mornings at our circle. She was using her knitting this morning as a beard and making us all laugh.
Gus is our newest participant at the American Craft Council LitKnit Circle. Here he is concentrating on getting a snag out of his yarn. It's great to have you aboard, welcome Gus!
It was great to have Isabel among us again, at the Monroe Street LitKnit circle! She was with us a few summers ago and has begun coming again with her mom, Mia and sister Amelia. So nice to have them all with us.
Simeon contemplates using this yarn...