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Library Knitters

The peony is completely irrelevant to this post. However, all the cool kids are posting peony photos and I didn’t want to be left out. Plus, you know how I feel about a pictureless blog post.

Remember how a while ago I started a spinning group at the library? By doing that I finally figured out a way to get paid to spin since I’m “on the clock” during those spinning nights. Well, hold onto your knitting needles because I’ve done it again. I started a library knitting group.

The whole thing got going about 6 weeks ago in a very roundabout way. I saw an email on a local yahoo group and someone was saying how they thought it would be great to have a knitting group at the Carver Public Library. Frankly, I almost deleted this email before I realized it was MY library they were talking about. So I responded and said I’d be happy to set something up and we now have a group of library knitters.

We meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month and, while we’re pretty small at this point, I think this group has great potential. We don’t have a lot in common, we are all ages and come from different backgrounds. Some of us work and some of us don’t but all of us knit and that’s enough common ground to bind us together. It’s pretty amazing to me that a group of women who have known each other for about 3 minutes will just start spilling their guts about all kinds of personal stuff. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that you can look at your knitting instead looking at people’s faces and there’s a sense of anonymity in that. Whatever the reason, I think it’s great that people feel able to share some very personal things while knitting at the library.

And all the while I am getting paid to knit. I love my job.

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  1. Lovely Peony (was searching for one to paint)… and lo! and Behold! I found a knitter! YAAAAAY! AND a librarian who’s smart enough to knit at work! Way cool. I used to be a librarian, and I try to knit as much as possible… and paint. I’ll be back to look for the patterns on those beautiful shawls. Are you on Ravelry?

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