Kathy Goldner, avid knitter and publisher of Knitting Out Loud, will speak on the history of knitting on March 19 at 7 p.m. in the Hubbard Room at Russell Library, 123Broad St., Middletown.
Any diehard knitter knows the demands of modern life often leave hobbyists with an agonizing choice - between reading about knitting - and knitting. Kathy solved the dilemma by producing audiobooks of the best knitting titles available.
This hour-long presentation, illustrated with photographs, knitted items and antiques from Kathy’s collection, explores the world of knitting past and present through stories. Grandmothers are a theme throughout this presentation.
Kathy’s knitting story began in pre-war Germany, where her grandmother learned to knit. She shed her Victorian upbringing to become a physician and psychoanalyst, ultimately fleeing Hitler’s Germany to immigrate to the United States.
Kathy also looks ahead to the future of this craft and the unusual and inspiring things people are knitting today.
For information, see www.knittingoutloud.com.