Gather

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
Freestyle Knitting, 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!

Log Cabin Afghan Knit Along WorkshopLog Cabin Afghan Knit Along Workshop
Every Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge
No Registration Required

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.

Unwind: Fridays in the Fresh City LoungeUnwind: Fridays in the Fresh City Lounge
Fridays, September-December, Noon-2 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge
No Registration Required

Talented knitting and crochet instructor Margaret Williams is taking charge of our Friday lunchtime knitting circle. She’ll be offering patterns for several blankets that can be made for baby gifts, or with a little adjustment, into lap afghans. Seriously chic patterns, great yarns and a fun, relaxing way to spend your Friday lunch hour. Work on a new blanket pattern or bring your own project to work on! Get out of your cubicle jungle, grab some lunch and hang out in the Fresh City Lounge.

Photo by Altadena Green

Fox Paws Knitting WorkshopFox Paws Knitting Workshop
Mondays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge
Registration Closed

Fox Paws is a dreamy technique that creates an intricate striped motif of interlocking ‘fox feet.’ Finished pieces make a beautiful wrap or shawl, but also can be displayed as an artful table runner. The genius of this pattern is that it utilizes increases and decreases that make it appear as though more than one color of yarn is in play per row. And there are no unsightly loops on the wrong side of the work! Get your hands on fox paws with this exciting summer workshop. Materials list will be provided with registrant confirmation. Registration is closed.

Mughuggers Fingerless GlovesMughuggers Fingerless Gloves
Mondays, September 14, 21, 28, & October 5,
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge
Registration Required

How can you look even cooler while you are hanging out in Starbuck’s and writing your screenplay? Wear fingerless gloves that give you an air of brilliant pauper mixed with Johnny Depp/Sweeney Todd’ishness. Be envied. Be talked about. Have chic hand warmer gloves for the winter. Use them to hug your mugs. Janny Potter teaches a great intermediate knitters workshop with a versatile pattern that is great for men or women. Materials list will be provided with registration confirmation. Registration is required. Please register online or call 720-865-1206.

Camp Out Mitts pattern and photo by Tante Ehm.

Crochet for ZombiesCrochet for Zombies
Mondays, October 12, 19, 26 & November 2,
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge
Registration Required

Relax and enjoy the zombie apocalypse while you crochet one of these adorable zombie dolls. Expert crocheter Janny Potter will help you bring your doll to life – and if zombies aren’t your thing, these translate easily into witches, mummies, voodoo dolls or whatever your dark heart desires. Have some fall fun and learn how to crochet plush toys in this great workshop. $30 materials fee; all yarns and instructions provided. Registration is required. Please register online or call 720-865-1206.

Pattern and photo by Vanja Grundmann.