Guest blogger Lydia Regalado is an arts educator and blogger. She’s visiting groups that come together to create things, and reporting back.
The hunt for free local do-it-yourself classes inspired me to dust off my knitting needles and purl at it once again at the weekly meeting of the Lakewood Knit Wits.
The Lakewood Knit Wits are a core group of about 7 women who have been meeting over the past 4 years. Every Tuesday between 2 – 4 they file in to work on collaborative projects and works of their own. The skill level in this meeting is average to advanced, but a frustrated begin-again-er like me fit right in just as well.
Ongoing projects that the Knit Wits work on include knitting baby caps for the newborn babies at Parkland Hospital, (a great way to learn how to knit in the round), and the contribution of 7″ x 7″ squares (purl on the diagonal) for a quilt that will be auctioned off later this summer. Of course you can bring your own projects and get feedback and lively conversation from the group. All knitters are welcome!
The Lakewood Knit Wits meet every Tuesday between 2 – 4 at the Lakewood Library, 6121 Worth Street, 214.670.1376.
Next up: For an array of local handmade designs and crafts, be sure to check out the Urban Street Bazaar this Saturday, May 10 10 am to 8 pm in Bishop Street Arts District.