On the Shelf: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Knitting & Crocheting

Hi! I’m Barbara, and I’m a knit-aholic.

 
This wasn’t always true. For years, the mere thought of knitting needles and yarn made me yawn. Then I began noticing all the how-to-knit books that crossed the counter at the Kingwood Library. The covers sported the most exquisite scarves, hats, shawls and sweaters, worked with all-colors-of-the-rainbow yarns in one-of-a-kind patterns.
 
“I’d love to be able to do that,” I thought.
 
I also thought that learning to knit would be easiest if I could find someone willing to give me a lesson or two. That was harder than I'd anticipated, but - never fear - where there's a will, there's a way. On the shelf at the Kingwood Library, I found The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Knitting & Crocheting by Barbara Breiter and Gale Diven. I sat down one evening with my newly purchased knitting needles (#11) and a skein of inexpensive yarn, opened the book, and – by trial and error – I taught myself to knit.
 
Three months later, I’ve completed two scarves and a hat. I have needles in various sizes, yarns in luscious colors and a stack of patterns I’m eager to try. 
 
HCPL has numerous how-to books - and videos - on all sorts of arts and crafts. If you’re ready to learn a new skill or focus your creativity in a new direction, check us out!