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The Grapevine (March 8, 2014)

  • Published Friday, March 7, 2014, at 12 a.m.


Survival guide for knitters

In knitting, mistakes can tie people in knots. That’s where “When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters” (Taunton Press, $22) comes in.

The knitting survival guide, an updated version of a book first published in 2007, offers tips for preventing problems, diagnoses for common knitting problems, and methods for dealing with emergencies – all with a good dose of humor and all-is-not-lost reassurance.

Authors Marion Edmonds and Ahza Moore, veteran knitters and teachers, include a chart of emergency substitutions for knitting tools and a chapter introducing some new techniques. And, of course, they’ve included instructions for a few projects, because what would a knitting book be without them?

Akron Beacon Journal

Talk on fairy gardens

Karen Hull of Johnson’s Garden Centers will be at Botanica on Wednesday to show how to construct a fairy garden or fairy house. (Botanica will be having another fairy house competition again this spring.) The lunchtime lecture, from 12:15 to 1 p.m., is included in Botanica admission, which is $7 for adults.

Indoor farmers market

The last winter farmers market of the season will be March 15 inside the Extension Education Center at 21st and Ridge Road. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free.

Items for sale will include meat from local farmers – chicken, beef, bison, lamb, turkey and deer – as well as fresh winter produce, salsa, baked items and plants.

The Kansas Grown Farmers Market will open its outdoor season April 5 in the parking lot of the Extension Center.

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