Reviews and Blog Posts: knitting

Fingerless Gloves: or How To Keep Warm and Be Cool While You Work On Your Screenplay At Your Favorite Coffee Shop

Photo by Kara Stanley

If you are banging out a new script and want to make sure that everyone at Starbuck's knows how serious you are about your art, be sure to wear fingerless gloves. They allow you free access to your laptop keys and your smart phone while at the same time communicating a grim dedication to your craft and your sense of fashion. Yeah, these are ridiculously chic. Come and knit a pair or two.  

Get Your Game On: Game of Thrones Knitted Hood Workshop

It's a worldwide phenomenon -- Game of Thrones books written by George R. R.

Plaza Voices: Tight-Knit

Photo of hands knitting (Creative Commons).

Jennifer Duddy Gill, a Plaza staff member, writes:

When I was about eight years old my mother taught me how to knit. I was amazed that using two wooden sticks to make loops with string could create fabric that I could actually use for something. Creating something from almost nothing was both surprising and gratifying to me.

If You Ain't Got That Swing, Then You Ain't Got A Thing: Denver's Swing Knitting Workshop Begins

This detail of a knitted piece by expert fiber artist Ann Myhre is an example of one of the most exciting trends in knitting today -- swing knitting. Complex color schemes combine with a stitching technique called 'short rows' to create organic and structured squares. If you are ready for fun and challenging handwork, this is a perfect workshop to take your knitting into the future.

Swing Knits
Mondays, August 4, 11, 18 & 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge

Madame Defarge Toasts Irish Crochet In a New Workshop

Fresh City Life debuts a brand new fibers workshop tonight: Drunken Irish Lace. Riffing on the traditional methods of connecting crochet motifs into a larger piece, our teachers are bringing crochet to the edge of modernity. 

Drunken Irish Lace
Mondays, June 9, 16, 23 & 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge

Plaza Voices: Montbello Knitting Circle

Photo of a woman and her grandson at the Montbello knitting circle

We are learning to knit at the Montbello Library! During our Monday evening Plaza programming, our knitting circle takes over the storytime room with our yarn and needles. We are a diverse group of adults, teenagers, and a few children, and it’s a lot of fun getting to know each other.

We’re learning the basics of knitting, and one of our members has offered to teach us all to crochet, too. Some of our kids have even been sewing toys out of felt! We’ve been meeting for a couple of months now, and many of us have finished our very first knitting and sewing projects.

Penguin in love

by Salina Yoon

Reviewer Rating:
5

Penguin in love is one of the most heart warming books I have read in a while. It is a true romance from cover to cover, but simplifies it into the most basic of equations. This book haphazardly follows the lost item theme that people may be familiar with, think...

Knitting yarns : writers on knitting

Reviewer Rating:
4

From the sinister patterns of tricoteuse Madame Defarge to the whimsy and caprice of today’s yarn bombings, knitting has long been a part of our culture.  The 21st century has seen a resurgence of this ancient craft worldwide.  Bestselling book author Ann Hood is editor of Knitting Yarns: Writers on...

Madame Defarge Celebrates the Season: No one will lose their head, but it will still be amusing!

Our knitting salon has been hosting knitters, crocheters and fiber hobbyists for nearly ten years! And our lady of the yarn, Madame Defarge, loves to bring her crew together at the end of the year -- just for fun! Great light snacks, a warm cup of cider and the joy of hanging out together. Join us for this festive annual tradition. And check out more adult cultural events at Fresh City Life. 

Madame Defarge’s Holiday Party
Monday, December 2, 5-7:30 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge

Get Your Craft On!

Not only are they fun to make for yourself, but crafts make great gifts too! Here are a few of the great craft programs taking place at a branch near you! Most of these events required registration, so give us a call and get your craft on!

Join us at the Sam Gary Branch this weekend for Magnet Creations. Bring in your own photo, art, or use our recycled magazines to make a unique 1" magnet or button. Perfect idea for a personalized gift! Please register: 720-865-0325 or fclmybranch@denverlibrary.org. Saturday, June 29 at 11 a.m. at the Sam Gary Branch Library.

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