Can you tell the difference between crochet and knitting? I can’t! But my wife and kids who have been attending the Logan Square Knitting Club meetings insist there is a difference.
On Thursday nights, the Logan Square Library becomes the weekly meeting place for the Logan Square Knitting Club. For the past eight years, Margaret Crozier and Lupe Marino have created a welcoming atmosphere for all ages to explore the crafts of knitting, crochet and needlepoint. They are both quick to point out that this is not a class—it’s a club.
This does not mean there is no instruction or guidance for those just beginning. As an informal gathering with experienced knitters, participants can share their latest projects and beginners can ask basic questions.
Knitting takes place 6 pm – 8 pm in a community room near the entrance to the library. Knitters are encouraged to stay as long they like. Some knitters come weekly for just a short time while others stay the whole two hours. There is no registration or fee to join the knitting club. Just show up, grab a seat and begin working the needles!
For me, there is nothing more humbling than watching children under the age of 10 create scarfs, blankets and hats faster than I can say “cast-on.” During meetings, I often find myself drifting out of the room to seek comfort in the library. Occasionally, I’ll roam into the knitting books section, hoping to locate a copy of the “Knitmare on Elm Street” and fantasize how one day I’ll impress the club with my very own perfectly knitted Freddy Krueger. Unfortunately, there is a good chance the club will politely point out that I actually crocheted him!
Join the Logan Square Knitting Club Thursdays, 6 pm – 8 pm at the Logan Square Library (3030 W. Fullerton Ave.).
Photo: Dan Zamudio