The knitting club’s founder, June Peters, said she got the idea for the club earlier this year, but wasn’t discouraged when no one showed up for the first meeting in March. By the second week, Peters’ circle grew to two, and now 15 regular members meet each week to share projects and swap ideas.
“Since March more women have joined, fine-tuning a craft they learned years ago, or learning a new one to master before more time passes,” Peters said. “We laugh with happiness at our newfound successes and laugh at our errors in the learning process. Along with learning knitting techniques, we learn about families, foods and customs.”
Peters said the Knitting Circle includes members from Sierra Leone, Fiji, England, Germany, Norway and Chile as well as the United States.
Peters has many patterns and ideas to share and maintains a needle/hook lending library. Bring an old unfinished project or start a new one. Donations of yarn, knitting and crochet tools are always welcome and greatly appreciated.
Non-members of the seniors club are welcome, but must purchase a $12 activity card, which is good for six meetings.
For more information, call Peters at 925-626-7889 or e-mail email@example.com.