Tuesday afternoons at the Kiowa Library are unlike any other day. The laughter coming from the building spills out of the front door for anyone …
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Tuesday afternoons at the Kiowa Library are unlike any other
day. The laughter coming from the building spills out of the front
door for anyone passing by to stop and wonder why on earth the
librarians are allowing that much noise in the library.
Well, on Tuesdays a group of spunky women, to say the least, get
together and form the Kiowa Library knitting program.
With a table covered in a variety of yarn and strings, and food
to munch on, the women work on their latest knitting projects — or,
attempt to work on their knitting projects, that is, if they can
stop chatting long enough to get any work done.
The women who meet from 2-3:30 p.m. every Tuesday enjoy their
time in the library more for the social aspect than anything else.
The knitting program provides them time to devote to themselves and
their knitting buddies.
“This is really time to fellowship with one another,” said Sandy
Smith, a librarian at the library and also the creator of the
program. “Women can come down and visit and it’s also very
The program started a year ago in January and since then, an
average of eight women attend each meeting. The level of expertise
varies, some women who have been knitting for years and some who
have just started. Tuesday also is the time for the women to
exchange ideas and ask each other questions concerning their
At times the women do tend to get a little rowdy, but the group
has created a bond over the past year unlike any other.
Whether it be working together knitting helmet liners for the
troops in Iraq or knitting baby caps for Elbert County Coalition
for Outreach, the women have come to appreciate one another for
their knitting skills, and for their hearts.
“We support one another and we help each other,” said Cindy
Taylor, one of the more experienced knitters in the group. “We
welcome everyone to come.”
“This is like therapy for us,” said Kari Lamprech, a member in
the program. “Just sitting and laughing with each other. It’s nice
to have girl time which is kind of a rarity nowadays.”
For more information on the knitting program, contact the Kiowa
Library at 303-621-2111 or visit www.elbertcountylibrary.org.
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