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3 Easy Projects for New Knitters

October 16, 2014 10:03 am

Whether you want to create a handmade gift for a friend or you’re simply looking for a low-key craft to do with your hands, knitting is becoming increasingly popular among people of all ages. Here are three great knitting projects that are accessible to even the most novice knitter.

Basic Scarf [marthastewart.com]
A scarf is one of the most straightforward, expected knitting projects, but that doesn’t mean that it’s boring. This simple pattern enables you to customize the color and the length of your scarf to tailor it to your tastes or a loved one’s preferences. There’s even a border along the edges of the scarf to take it from basic to subtly chic.

Quick & Easy Knitted Infinity Scarf [oursouthernhomesc.com]
If you want to create a scarf that’s a bit more modern than more traditional options, an infinity scarf is a great choice. Infinity scarves are popular because they’re so secure, and this one also features rows of texture for an intricate look.

Seagrass Throw [creativeknittingmagazine.com]
Create a knitting project that’s out of the ordinary with this impossibly warm throw blanket. The flat, square surface makes it easy to make, but the chic, luxurious look makes it seem much more elaborate.

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Farmers’ Market

October 10, 2014 10:29 am

Rain or shine, the Farmers' Market open from May 3, 2014 to November 15, 2014.

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Heather Farm Park: Explore the Great Outdoors

October 8, 2014 9:02 am

Heather Farm Park’s size and wealth of activities make it one of the most popular parks in Walnut Creek. Locals come here to take advantage of the swimming pool, dog park, lakes, walking paths, climbing wall, trails, playground and many other facilities. Residents appreciate the ample parking here. Boating enthusiasts can bring their wind- and electric-powdered vessels to the lakes. The gardens here are a popular venue for local weddings – celebrants can even reserve a reception hall with an outdoor patio and an outdoor bar area. The park gets a lot of sun and most find it warmer than average for the area.

Large flocks of geese call Heather Farm Park home, so you’ll have to watch out for their droppings. Heather Farm Park is open every day of the week from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. The dog park is open Mondays and Wednesdays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesdays from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Heather Farm Park
301 N. San Carlos Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 943-5858
www.walnut-creek.org/citygov/depts/ps/parks/heatherfarm
www.yelp.com/biz/heather-farm-park-walnut-creek

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