Create cozy friendship shawl at library
By Susan Greenwood www.naperville-lib.org February 13, 2013 5:50PM
Updated: March 16, 2013 6:12AM
There is nothing more comforting or cozy then wearing a hand-knitted or crocheted shawl. The shawl shakes off winter chills, but it also brings the warmth of the well-wisher who made it. Even in the heat of the summer, having a soft shawl draped over your shoulders brings the welcomed warmth of association, relationship and memories.
Area knitters and crocheters are invited to help spread that warmth starting this month through the Naperville Public Library’s program Pay it Forward: Knit and Crochet Friendship Shawls. Experienced knitters and crocheters are welcome to share their expertise, and beginners can learn how. Everyone will work on creating friendship shawls.
The library is again working with Warm Up America on this Pay It Forward project. We expect the finished shawls will be donated to local nursing homes, hospices and shelters.
Crafters will meet every two weeks from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave., starting Thursday, Feb. 21. If you’re interested in creating a friendship shawl for a person in need, bring your choice of machine washable worsted weight acrylic yarn, size 10 or 11 knitting needles or H, I or J crochet hook.
This program is open to adults and teens in grades 6 to 12; teens will earn volunteer hours.
For more information about this Pay it Forward project, talk with the staff at the Nichols Library adult services desk at 630-637-6311.
Susan Greenwood is the community relations coordinator at the Naperville Public Library. Contact her at 630-961-4100, ext. 2223, or email@example.com.