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Fri, Sep. 22nd, 2006, 05:09 pm
fyhbooks: Knit For A Cause in Salem, MA

Feed Your Head Books is going to be hosting an event in October dubbed Knit for A Cause. Local artist Joshua Gerloff will be leading a knitting group with the aim of producing afghans to donate to premature babies and families in need at NSMC Salem Hospital's Special Care Nursery. The group will meet for four consecutive Sundays in October (10/1, 10/8, 10/15, and 10/22) from 2 - 4 pm. During the first week, instruction will be provided for those people who have never knitted before. The lesson will include casting on, casting off, and the basic knit stitch. During weeks two and three, squares, which will form the base of the afghans, will be created. If time allows, further instruction may also be provided, including demonstrating different stitches, how to create tassels, switching from one color of yarn to another, and more! During the final week, the squares will be joined together to form the actual baby afghans. Knitters of all experience levels are encouraged to attend. If knitters have their own needles and yarn, they're welcome to bring them. If not, yarn and needles will be provided at no cost for in-store use. Knitters can feel free to attend as few or as many sessions as they'd like.

For more info., interested individuals can e-mail Joshua at jagerloff@yahoo.com.

Feed Your Head Books
272 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970