Y is for Yarn

Pope County Museum A-Z is a continuing feature of our blog. Periodically, I will highlight an item or items from our Museum collection.

This week we are inviting you to a YARN event! Thursday, January 30 from 7-9, we will be hosting an open “Fiber Night” for knitters, crocheters, spinners and weavers. The purpose is simply to gather together, work on our own projects, share techniques and tips, visit and maybe do a little “show and tell”. Representatives of other local knitting groups are encouraged to attend and share information about your group.

Anyone interested in learning to knit should contact Ann. (Comment on this post/find us on Facebook) She will bring needles and yarn and teach the basics.

We hope to see you Thursday evening!

Some great links for fiber artists include: Ravelry – A fiber social network with oodles of patterns. Aboutknitting.com has great information and free patterns for all levels. For those just starting out, she has done a series of posts taking the reader through beginning to end and includes all the basic techniques you need to complete most projects.

Here are a few images of fun, yarn-related items from our collection:

Yarn holder - for walking and knitting at the same time.

Yarn holder – for walking and knitting at the same time.

Hand Knit Socks

Hand Knit Socks

Knitting pattern book from WWII

Knitting pattern book from WWII

Knitted mitts from WWII

Knitted mitts from WWII

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