A knitting cafe opens in Tulsa

Monday, December 27th 2004, 10:10 am
By: News On 6

Now's the time when people everywhere are resolving to improve in the New Year. How about learning something new?

News on 6 reporter Rick Wells has found a new business in Tulsa where the daily special maybe a non-fat vanilla latte, and a knitting lesson. Just on the east end of downtown, near 3rd and Lansing, is something a bit new for Tulsa, a knitting café called String. It has a coffee bar and lots of yarn. It is Stephanie Asbury's idea of what to do if you graduate from law school but discover you really don't want to practice law.

So I said who knits and Stephanie said millions do. "The largest segment of growth has been in teenagers, 20's and 30-somethings." Her grandmother taught her to knit years ago but college got her knitting seriously again. "I was in law school and I needed a stress reliever."
She says it's time she's not thinking and worrying but still doing something. She says the number of knitters who've discovered her shop is growing and so is her confidence.

We talked about her business for a while and all the while she was making loops on her knitting needles and pretty soon I had the needles and I guess I was knitting. She says with a little help and patience even I could be doing it. They say you can't teach old dog new tricks, but maybe you can teach him to knit.

String is open Tuesday through Saturday. If you'd like more information you can call 382-0411.