Thursday, April 20, 2017

THE CROTON KNITTER AND CROCHETER TOO!

Everything Croton's past series, THE VINTAGE KNITTER, has been sorely missed by village knitters--and crocheters too--and so your editor and the elves are starting a new series:

THE CROTON KNITTER & CROCHETER TOO

Each week (HOPEFULLY!), there'll be new books, links, techniques, local meet-ups, fascinating info, vintage items (click on the photo) and more...

First up, a word from local knitting artisan Deb Tomasello--who recently reminded us that there was once a time when knitting was a necessity: People needed socks, and they couldn’t run to their local department store to get them. The socks had to be knitted by hand. And before they even started to knit, people had to raise sheep and sheer them, then spin the wool and dye it. We no longer have to go through all  that to get knitted goods, yet, many of us choose to knit, crochet, or tend to the fiber-arts processes noted above. Why? Science has shown the health benefits derived from knitting, and for some of us, the joy of the knitting process itself is pure Zen—a happy addiction. (See the New York Times article: https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/01/25/the-health-benefits-of-knitting/?_r=0)

If you want to learn to knit or crochet, refresh your skills, or learn new-to-you techniques, Deb can teach you, free of charge. Come join her and the Croton Gab ‘n’ Knit group. They meet at The Black Cow in Croton on Tuesday and Friday mornings, from 9:30 to 11:00, and on Sunday afternoons from 12:30 to 2:00. They are an obligation-free group who meet for the joy of knitting, crocheting, drinking coffee, and gabbing. Come and go at will. Feel free to email Deborah@colorworksbydebi.com for additional information. 

Editor's Note: In addition to authoring three books and several e-books on knitting, Deborah has published nearly 500 knitting patterns. Check out Deborah Tomasello’s books on Amazon http://amzn.to/2oSPRaw, and see her patterns in her Ravelry store: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/deborah-tomasello - Deborah also has produced several Youtube tutorials, explaining various knitting techniques. 

AND--WITH MORE COMING--

**AN INDEX TO THE 2012 VINTAGE KNITTER SERIES at Everything Croton  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/05/index-to-vintage-knitter-series.html 

**REMEMBERING THE NIDDY NODDY IN CROTON http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/11/by-special-request-index-to-niddy-noddy.html

4 comments:

  1. Wish we still had places like the Niddy Noddy but the face of crafting and retail has changed a lot over the years.

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  2. My grandmother knitted all our winter scarves and mittens from scraps. We had the most colorful gear. Being a boy it was kind of embarrassing. What I couldn't give now for one of those momentos.

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  3. Attend Sheep to Shawl at Phillipsburg Manor this weekend and see the sheep herded, shorn, the wool spun into yarn and then knitted or woven into cloth. It's incredible!

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  4. so glad to see this. thanks.

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