Love for the Craft
There’s a new program for adults that’s recently started at the library, a knitting and crochet social. People can bring in a craft they’re working on and chat with fellow crafters for a bit. If someone doesn’t have supplies of their own, the library has yarn, needles, and hooks needed to get started on something. Even if you’re just starting out, it’s easy to ask others for help or advice when everyone is together. Other libraries in the valley and across the country have similar programs, so I saw an opportunity to start one here at Caldwell!
While there are a bevy of patterns online to find, if you like having the book in front of you the library has you covered. If you’re looking for some interesting new crochet patterns, take a look at Boho Crochet, 30 Hip and Happy Projects. Like to knit? Interested in new stitches? Try out 750 Knitting Stitches and see if any stitches strike your fancy. If you’re curious about starting to knit or crochet, then you’re in luck. Here at the library we also have some take-home kits with yarn, beginning books, and a few needle and hook sizes to start your journey.
Personally, I crochet. My own journey with the craft has a start and stop history. My mom always tried to teach me growing up, but I never took to it. I gave both crochet and knitting a shot in college, but never quite found the time to focus on learning. It wasn’t until 2021 that I finally sat down, watched a few beginner videos, and fell in love with crocheting. Holding my first finished project in my hands, a little dice bag, felt amazing. Making anything and being able to see and feel the result is truly special, so I hope others interested in either knit or crochet stop by the social and find a passion.