Pine Mountain Knitting Guild and Debbie the yarn truck at Coffee Cantina, Saturday, Nov. 2

  • Debbie the yarn truck will be at Coffee Cantina on Saturday, Nov. 2.

    Debbie the yarn truck will be at Coffee Cantina on Saturday, Nov. 2.

By Susanne Green

This weekend Debbie, the yarn truck, will be making its way up the hill, arriving at the Coffee Cantina (3011 Mt. Pinos Way) in Frazier Park on Saturday, Nov. 2, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Debbie is a former Little Debbie snack cakes delivery truck that has been transformed into a mobile yarn store. She’s filled with a diverse mixture of yarn colors and textures, made from Merino to American wool, cashmere goat to camel hair, alpaca silk to linen and bamboo to good old-fashioned cotton.
It is no coincidence that The Keeping You In Stitches Knitting Guild will also be meeting at the Coffee Cantina November 2 for its biweekly gathering. The meeting is open to all.

Co-founder Mary Hansen says she hopes there will be a good turn-out of knitters so that “Little Debbie” will return again.

Just across the street, the shelves of Chatterpillar Toys, Gifts and Balloons (3008 Mt. Pinos Way, FP) are stocked with knitting needles, crochet hooks and wooden looms, inviting little or big hands to join the fun.

Needle craft is a popular winter sport in the Mountain Communities, and a wonderful way to make Christmas gifts. The Frazier Park Library (3732 Park Dr.) offers free crochet classes every first and third Thursday of the month at 4 p.m. Basic stitches such as daisy chain and single and double crochet are taught to those ages 8 and up.

Opportunity knocks…and knits!

This is part of the November 1, 2013 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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