Red Bank’s knitters sure know how to have a good time.
Longtime redbankgreen readers may recall our March 2007 feature story about Wooly Monmouth, the Monmouth Street knitting-supply store that doubles as an Algonquin roundtable of sorts for the pointy-needle set.
It’s a place where, one night a week, food, conversation and the occasional bottle of wine flow amid the constant knitting and purling.
Last night, a handful of the Wooly Monmouth faithful took their moveable feast down the street to the open-air bar/restaurant Jamian’s, for the first of what organizer and Wooly Monmouth owner Dori Cohen Kershner says will be a monthly event.
Why the change of venue? “I like to knit, and I like to drink,” Kershner says with a laugh.
Her real agenda, she says, is to “make knitting more public, to show people it’s something we do as a social event, and that it’s not just grandmas.”
Kershner was joined by Rebecca Dorn of Fair Haven; Leah Todres of Marlboro, Suzanne Thomas of Tinton Falls and Hanna Jrad of Red Bank.