Knitting groups are springing up around the country in response to a surge in the popularity of this relaxing pastime. If you’d like to get in on the action, you need go no further than the Swannanoa Library. The Swannanoa knitting club, known as the “Galloping Horses”, meets at the library on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from 5 – 7 pm. The group welcomes any knitter – beginner, intermediate or experienced. Some crotcheters and spinners have also joined the group.
The Swannanoa knitting brigade is inspired by Betsy Keen, the group’s most experienced knitter. The members meet primarily to support each other when someone “just can’t figure out how to do this darn stitch.” They also meet for the camaraderie and laughter, and to feast on Jean Jones’s baked goods. Jean is the group’s oldest member. She won’t tell you her age – even if you ask – but if you ask, she will explain why the Swannanoa knitting club became known as the “Galloping Horses.”
Come on out and enjoy the fun. Newcomers are always welcome. For more info, call the library at 250-6486.