By Laiken Owens
Crochet classes are offered at the Pickens library, Burnt Mountain Road, on Tuesday at both 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The free classes are about an hour and a half long, but sometimes last two hours.
“You can come to one class or the other, or both,” said Cathy Connell a crochet class member.
Anyone is welcome whether an expert or a beginner. “We’ll help you get started,” said Nettie Corley, another crochet class member.
Connell said, “It’s no loss if you mess up, just start over.”
Class members say they meet to crochet and talk.
“The class is a great way to meet and make new friends,” Connell said.
People work on whatever projects they would like most of the time but the class does occasional projects for the community. The class just finished making blankets and donating them to a nursing home. The class is currently working on crocheting strings of Christmas lights for the library’s Festival of Trees.
So far the class members have made wedding gifts, baby booties, blankets, scarves, purses, hats, snowflakes, wreaths and many other interesting things.
It is not required to call in advance. “We’d like to see other people join us,” Corley said. “Just bring some yarn and hooks.”
The location is also convenient for everyone in Pickens. Corley said, “Thank you to the library for making the room available.”