Knitting workshop for kids

Knitting was an important — albeit tedious — chore for girls and boys in from Colonial times. Today it has become a popular hobby.

Knitting for beginners, and those with some experience, will be explored Saturday, Jan. 12, from 11 to 12:30, at the Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Museum Educator Laurie Walker will talk about knitting, and teach the basics. Each child will start on a scarf and share a snack of applesauce.

There will be a materials fee of $8 per child, as each student will take home their knitting needles and yarn.

The program is suggested for ages 6 to 12; $10 per child, maximum $25 per family for members, $15 per child, maximum $35 per family for non-members. Register: or call 203-762-7257.