Hi everyone, it’s Cosmo the library cat. Now that it’s wintery and cold outside, I think it’s a purr-fect time for you humans to make more things with yarn! This will give you something to do inside and give cats like me opportunities to chase that yarn around—ahem!—I mean….help you with your project. When you’re finished, you’ll have cool things to keep you and your loved ones warm and toasty. It’s a win-win!
The Grand County Public Library has lots of resources for adults and children who are interested in knitting and crocheting. If you’ve never knitted or crocheted before, we have books like “Crochet 101: A Workshop in a Book,” by Deborah Burger in the adult section of the library and “Usborne Art Ideas: How to Knit,” by Fiona Watt in the children’s room.
If you want patterns and ideas, we have a lot to choose from: books like “The Joy of Sox” by Linda Kopp, or how about “Crochet Wizardry: The Official Harry Potter Crochet Pattern Book” by Lee Sartori. There’s even one about knitting sweaters for dogs! If you learn better by watching videos, you can check out instructions and projects for knitting and crocheting online at CreativeBug, a super sweet collection of instructional arts and crafts videos, which you can access for free using your Grand County Library account. Just go to www.catalog.moablibrary.org, type in CreativeBug (all one word) and then search for terms like yarn, knit, crochet or any sort of craft you like.
So go ahead, get a bunch of yarn and get to work! The cats in your life will thank you.