Socialize, Have Fun, Make a Difference
Knitting today is very popular. Many knitters use it as a way to de-stress their lives. Others find it relaxing to work with their hands and chat with friends. Still others are amazed that they can make something for themselves and others to wear and enjoy for years to come. The camaraderie that results from the sharing of a much loved pastime is worth the effort. If you are a first timer, or used to knit but have not for a while, or if you are a pro who would love to share tips, please feel free to join us.
Noble Knitting Circle meets at Noble Neighborhood Library the first and third Thursday of the month at 6:45 pm. The Circle began a few years ago and over time has evolved into a number of regulars, and others who come to learn how to move those two sticks around the yarn to make something.
At any given meeting there are new knitters just learning and people who have seemingly been knitting their whole lives. There are people who crochet, do cross stich, quilters and needlepointers who come just for the companionship and the enjoyment of meeting other handcrafters. The Noble Knitters are led by Jo Ann Vicarel, the Noble Neighborhood Library Branch Manager and Norma Boucher, a community member and long time teacher of knitting.
Since we begin lessons by knitting a square which teaches a person to cast on, knit, purl and cast off, we had a lot of squares sitting around in our knitting bags. After a year or so the Circle decided to put the squares to good use by making blankets for Warm Up America. The Knitting Circle has made fifteen blankets, assorted scarves, shawls, sweaters, baby blankets and more. After another discusion on what to do with the items that we had made, we decided to donate them to various organizations in our community. The Noble Presbyterian Church and the Hospice run by the Little Sisters of the Poor have received many of our handmade items.
– JoAnn Vicarel
The Knitting Circle is grateful for all donated yarn, half knitted sweaters, shawls and squares. We turn them into finished products and give them to the community.