Fresh City Life

Knitting for Our Troops (K*4*O*T) Caps Project

Knitting for Our TroopsKeeping Our Soldiers Warm All Over the World!

Fresh City Life is partnering with the Rocky Mountain USO to create knitted items for care packages for our service men and women overseas. It's easy to join the project: just knit a cap or two and deliver them to the Fresh City Life office, in the Central Library (Fresh City Life is located on Level One, west entrance) and we'll bundle them up and deliver them to the Rocky Mountain USO. They'll package the caps with other donated gifts and essentials for our soldiers and send them off.

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Dear Knitters,

 

 

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Knitting for Our Troops project. We will continue to collect hats through the end of October 2010. Hats received after that time will be donated to another worthy cause here in Denver (like Urban Peak center for at-risk and homeless youth).

 

 

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Events and social occasions that encourage all of us to get out amongst’em. Come and enjoy great people, opportunities to be involved, and the seriousness of frivolity.

Madame Defarge’s Knitting SalonMadame Defarge’s Knitting Salon
Every Monday, 5-7:30 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge
No Registration Required

Every Monday evening the Fresh City Lounge is open for freestyle stitchers to come in and enjoy the company of other knitters.

Curious Classes: Beginning Knitting and CrochetCurious Classes: Beginning Knitting and Crochet
Every Monday, 5-7:30 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge
No Registration Required

Every Monday night, we'll accept walk-in students who'd like to learn how to knit or crochet. Our teacher will host up to six beginning students in either discipline, first-come, first-served. No materials or tools or registration needed for this introductory workshop and students are welcome to return on successive Monday nights until they are 'freestyling,' too!

Ask Janny: Knitting UniversityAsk Janny: Knitting University
Mondays, May 4, 11, and 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge
No Registration Required

This May’s intermediate knitting workshop is a mélange. Talented knitting and crochet instructor, Janny Potter will be on hand to assist with any advanced-beginning and intermediate questions and technique lessons. Students working on our yearlong Log Cabin Afghan (see below) may drop in for knitting help and encouragement. Knitters and crocheters with other projects at hand are encouraged to bring them in for any assistance in restarting or finishing their UFOs (UnFinished Objects) Registration is not required for May intermediate workshop.

Log Cabin Afghan Knit Along WorkshopLog Cabin Afghan Knit Along Workshop
Mondays, April 6, 13, 20, and 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m. - Registration Closed
May and beyond: Every Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. - No Registration Required
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge

Making an afghan a square at a time can be a fun and portable way to grow a project. And if the finishing work is the reason you’d never attempt such a thing, this ongoing project will help you through all your finishing hurdles, too! In the month of April, Janny Potter teaches the basics of an afghan pattern that resembles traditional quilted squares. No beginning students please. Registration is closed.

This yearlong Madame Defarge Knit Along can be started anytime – just drop in on Monday night to pick up the pattern and get some coaching from our resident expert, Janny Potter. Janny teaches the basics of an afghan pattern that resembles traditional quilted squares. As you finish squares, she will help you put them together with professional finishing techniques. No registration required after April’s initial afghan workshop.

Build a Better Baby BlanketBuild a Better Baby Blanket
Fridays in April, 2-4 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge
Registration Recommended

If you are a beginning knitting student and you’d like to increase your skill level and broaden your technique base, come by the Fresh City Lounge on Friday afternoons and check into our baby blanket knitting class. With only two skeins of yarn and a pair of needles, you’ll create a lovely receiving blanket for a gift or for yourself. Our talented teacher, Margaret Williams, will be here to guide you through to the last stitch. There is no cost for the instruction and a nominal investment for the materials that you purchase in our Fresh City Lounge. No registration required, but recommended. Register online or call 720-865-1206.

 

Events and social occasions that encourage all of us to get out amongst’em. Come and enjoy great people, opportunities to be involved, and the seriousness of frivolity.

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