Cosmo’s Corner: Learn to knit or crochet this winter! | get out and go

Hi everyone, this is Cosmo the library cat. Now that it’s winter and it’s cold outside, I think it’s the perfect time for you humans to do more things with yarn! It will give you something to do inside and give cats like me a chance to chase that yarn – ahem! – I mean… help you with your project. When you’re done, you’ll have cool things to keep you and your loved ones warm and toasty. It’s a win-win!

The Grand County Public Library has many resources for adults and children interested in knitting and crocheting. If you’ve never knitted or crocheted before, we have books like Crochet 101: A Workshop in a Book, by Deborah Burger in the adult section of the library and Usborne Art Ideas: How to Knit, by Fiona Watt in the children’s room.

If you want patterns and ideas, we’ve got plenty to choose from: books like Linda Kopp’s The Joy of Sox, or how about Lee Sartori’s Crochet Wizardry: The Official Harry Potter Crochet Pattern Book. There’s even one on knitting sweaters for dogs! If you learn best by watching videos, you can check out knitting and crochet instructions and projects online at CreativeBug, a great collection of arts and crafts instructional videos, which you can access for free using your account. Grand County Library. Just go to www.catalog.moalibrary.org, type in CreativeBug (one word), then search for terms like yarn, knit, crochet, or any kind of craft you like.

So go ahead, grab a pile of yarn and get to work! The cats in your life will thank you.