This sort of sounds like a story that would come from The Onion, but it’s true, far as I can tell: the Knit and Natter group in Cramlington, Northumberland, has been banned from meeting in the city’s new library because they take up too much room and are too loud.
The group of up to 30 women has to find a new home by the end of September. Organizers say they were never told they were too loud at the old library, and they’ve done good things while meeting there including knitting a Christmas tree for the library in 2011.
What do you think? Are knitters too loud to meet in a library, or are county councilors going too far?
[Photo, which has nothing to do with this story at all, from Flikr via Buzzfeed.]
By Sarah White