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With the online website Ravelry now in our world, the ability to find a specific knit or crochet pattern is fairly easy. So is there a place on your bookshelf (or project bag) for a crochet or knit book? The answer is - yes!

When choosing books for the shop, we ask ourselves these type of questions. Is this book a resource that would be difficult to find all in one place elsewhere? Does the author clearly communicate techniques or information? Is it a new or unusual collection of patterns or information that would be difficult to download from the internet?

One such book is 400 Knitting Stitches. This is a nice stitch dictionary; stitches are both written and charted. With a book such as this, you can turn any basic pattern into an exciting and unique work of art by trying out stitches you haven't knit before.

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Winter is the best season for seeing birds in Belfast Harbor. Maine gets several arctic species coming down “south” here for better eating. Many of our resident birds are also here.

The Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition invites you to drop in at the Belfast Footbridge where Ron Harrell and Gary Gulezian lead a bird watch. From February through April, on the second Saturday of each month, they will be at the footbridge at 8:30 am with telescopes to show people whatever birds are in the harbor area and answer questions. They will be available for about 2 hours, depending on the bird activity present. Bring personal binoculars and dress appropriately for the weather. The next Saturday opportunities to watch: March 12 and April 9.

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Stockton Springs artist Anne Spencer will be the March Guest Artist at Local Color Gallery (which is located next door to us) this month. She received a degree in Fine Arts at Wilson College and an MA in the Interdisciplinary Program of Liberal Studies at University of Maine, Orono.

Spencer’s luminous watercolors will be exhibited in March at Local Color Gallery, 135 High Street in Belfast, open Tuesday-Sunday 12-4, for details visit localcolorgallerymaine.com.

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