Friday, August 28, 2009

Knitting at the Canastota Library

The Canastota Public Library is always bustling on Friday morning.  We have our regular patrons in and out of the library to select new books for the weekend ahead or to pick out a new video or two. In these late days of summer, we have children stopping in to get that last book to read before school starts!  We also have regulars who come to the library to read the local newspapers!

 But, Friday is busy for another reason also.  That's when about 15 - 20 area women meet in our Lawson Community Room to knit.  The Canastota Public Library knitters began meeting a little over a year ago at the library.  The group works on specific projects together and often bring in sweaters, socks or other items that they are knitting for themselves or to be given away as gifts.  The group is dedicated to helping each other learn new techniques and loves to teach others to knit.   The group is open to anyone each Friday from 10am until around noon.

With yarn, needles, breakfast goodies, coffee, tea and enthusiasm, the knitters arrive at the library in a boisterous, happy mood!  As well as having fun and good conversation, the knitters work tirelessly for the community.  They have knitted cat's blankets and donated them to the Wanderer's Rest Humane Society in Canastota.  Patients at the Veteran's Hospital in Syracuse and local shut-ins have received lap blankets made with love from the group.  The knitters have also made baby hats for the Oneida HealthCare Center for newborns and helmet inserts for soldiers serving in the military.

The Canastota Knitters would love to welcome you to the group---whether you are an accomplished knitter or someone who is interested in learning the craft!  No appointment is necessary if you are interested in joining, just grab your yarn, needles and enthusiasm and come to the library any Friday morning at 10am.  The knitters meet on the lower level of the library in the Lawson Community Room!   

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