Nifty knitters and cool crocheters assemble weekly at library

Caleb Randolph poses with his tools of choice and a cuff bracelet he created on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at the Cullman County Public Library. (Cayla Grace Murphy)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Knitters and crocheters alike of every skill level assemble under the roof of the Cullman County Public Library every Tuesday afternoon. The class teaches heritage skills in a down-to-earth setting, where anyone can learn.

Host Regina Johnson said her goal is simple: teach them, and teach them correctly.

“We want to teach every youngster or adult who wants to learn, and teach them the right way of doing it,” she laughed. “We want them to expand their mind!”

Johnson also shared that the secret sauce to a successful knitter or crocheter is not years and years of practice – though, that certainly comes in handy; Johnson herself has over three decades of experience.

She said It’s the simple soft skill of patience.

“It doesn’t matter how skilled you are. It’s the willingness and patience. Patience is the skill you learn.” smiled Johnson.

For beginners who wish to attend, most materials can be provided; however, if you wish to purchase your own, the seasoned knitters of the group suggest a light-colored yarn, and size 5 or 6 needles in bamboo material.

The class meets Tuesdays from 1-2 p.m.

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