Not your grandmother's knitting circle

Cole Carruthers
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Mackenzie Murdock and Tessa Toni get down to business at the Teen Knitting Group held Saturday mornings at the Moose Jaw Public Library.

Whether you are new to knitting or are already a knitter, whatever your skill level – you are to come down to the Moose Jaw Public Library on Saturday mornings to join its Teen Knitting Group. For those who haven’t knit before, supplies are available to get you started. If you’re already a knitter, you’re to bring along a project or two.

The group had their official knitting kick off on Saturday and autumn scarves are already taking form.

The group meets at 11 a.m. in the young adult department of the library.


Helen Wattam is ready to give encouragement and guidance to those with the desire and imagination to learn. “The library asked if I would run a teen knitting group and I thought I could help.”

Vanier students and friends Mackenzie Murdock and Tessa Toni have joined, and plan to get their winter gear out of the program. “I was watching Corner Gas last year and they were knitting on the show and I said to myself, ‘I am going to learn how to knit,’” Murdock offered as to why she wants to learn the trade.

Toni said she was first shown how by her grandmother and wanted to continue learning and honing her skills. “Mackenzie got me back into it, we know each other from school.”

“Tessa got me hooked on coffee and I got her back into knitting,” Murdock said towards their caffeine fueled knitting sprees.

Both are working on scarves, with Murdock wanting to tackle mittens next and Toni thinking about a matching toque for her scarf.

For more on this story pick up the next issue of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Moose Jaw Public Library, Teen Knitting Group, Times-Herald

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