The Grapevine (March 8, 2014)

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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?

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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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