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~ KNITTING AT THE LIBRARY ~

mitten tree

The Windsor Locks Library Knitters completed MANY pairs of mittens for a 2010 mitten tree. The mittens, made in a variety of kids' sizes and many beautiful colors and patterns, were donated to the Windsor Locks Human Services Department for inclusion in this year's Christmas baskets for local families in need.

knitting club with mitts
The picture above was taken by Sarah Simmons and appeared in the Reminder News (Windsor Locks Edition) on March 17, 2009. See the article and more pictures at Reminder News.
The club knitted fingerless gloves for the entire Windsor Locks Middle School Wild Cats marching band to wear in the Saint Patrick's Day parade!

patriotic afghan knitted by Louise Shewokis
This American flag afghan was knitted by Louise Shewokis for her nephew-in-law, Sargent Timothy Shea, who has served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Korea.


The group often gets involved in charitable projects, including Save the Children's
Caps to the Capitol. Here they are with the caps they made.

The Windsor Locks Library Knitting Club meets every Tuesday from 7-8 PM in the magazine area at the back of the library. Anyone interested in joining the group (crocheters and other needlecrafters are welcome as well!) can contact group leader / instructor Nancy Wenzel at 860-623-0681 or by email.

Who we are: We are a group of children and women who meet every Tuesday at the Windsor Locks library. We love to knit and crochet. We are now about 15 members strong and love to have new people join us. Nancy is the instructor and will help you any way that she can, including researching your problem and finding a solution if she cannot give you an immediate answer. All of the knitters and crocheters in the group are willing and able to help new members. We love to teach children to knit and crochet, so don't be afraid to stop in. There are no age limits as long as the child is interested in learning. Anyone is welcome to come see what we are about and what we are up to!

What we make:The Windsor Locks Library Knitting Club has participated in Save the Children's Caps to the Capitol campaign. As a group we contributed 75 hats!
We also make sweaters, hats, slippers, baby clothes, blankets, afghans, mittens, Christmas stockings, felted pieces such as socks, slippers, bags, etc.

Here are a few examples of our recent projects:

Judy Chapman's grandaughter will be the best dressed girl in town
in this adorable sweater knit especially for her by grandma!


Dolores Brookman knitted hats for the newborns at Connecticut Children's Medical Center,
including the ones shown above.



Dolores received this letter of thanks from CCMC.

Come join us in all the fun we have each week!