SIP ONE, PURL TWO

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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.

Future knit-ups over drinks are planned for the last Tuesday of each month. More information will be available on the Wooly Monmouth website.