'Close Knit Group' offers nimble fingers place to gather

NEIGHBORS

April 18, 1994|By ROSALIE M. FALTER

Knitting. It's creative, satisfying, relaxing, practical and great fun, or so say those who enjoy the art of making something with yarn and knitting needles.

A small but rapidly growing group of people have formed a guild and are meeting monthly at the Linthicum library to learn, help each other and spend time together while sharing a common hobby.

The "Close Knit Group" will meet at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow in the library meeting room. The first half hour, according to Helen Holden, president, is called their "Knit Picking" time, when knitters can get help with their projects.

"Reading patterns can get hairy even for experienced knitters," said Holden. "We also look forward to helping beginners on all levels and encourage them to join us."

A short business meeting starts at 7 p.m. and is followed by a demonstration. Last month, members learned about felted hats. Tomorrow, member Toni Decker will give a presentation on how to make clay buttons for knitted sweaters. Hudson said knitters "need a special formula to make them."

After the presentation, the members sit and chat while working on their own knitting projects. Some are making sweaters, while others work on hats or afghans. One project they are doing as a group is sewing together knitted squares for afghans for the homeless through the Warming Up America program.

Since the group started in February they have attracted 20 members, put out a monthly newsletter and elected officers. They are: Holden, president; Eloise Vaughan, vice president; Terry Fila, secretary; and Judith Need, newsletter editor.

The group will meet regularly the third Tuesday of the month. If you are interested, come to the meeting or call 837-2970 for more information.

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The District 32 Democratic Club will have its monthly meeting on Thursday at the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. The price is $4. The meeting will begin at 8 p.m. This month's guest speaker will be Attorney General J. Joseph Curran. Those interested in joining are welcome and guests are always welcome.

For more information, please contact Evelyn Kellner at 969-9325 or Valerie Serio at 850-0470.

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Family and friends of Linthicum Elementary School are invited to celebrate the arrival of spring at the next Burger King Night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Every 15 minutes sunflower seeds will be given out as door prizes. Either a bird house or bird feeder will be awarded as the grand prize at the end of the evening.

Burger King donates 20 percent of the evening's proceeds to the school. The money will go toward the end of the year picnics.

Burger King is on Nursery Road in North Linthicum.

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Just a reminder about the craft fair/flea market scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the field across from St. John's Lutheran Church. Flea market treasures, baked goods, hamburgers and sodas will be available.

The event is sponsored by the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

A few spaces are still available to rent for $10. Call Mary Mende at 859-3151 or Marion Schmidt at 893-1543.

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Memberships in the North Linthicum Recreation Club on Governors Gate Lane are being accepted. The club offers an outdoor pool for summer and sponsors various activities for all age groups throughout the year. Membership fees are: family $330 and single $180.

Information: Dominic Morea at 636-6678 or the pool at 789-2404.

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