FAIRFIELD — For close to nine years members of the Purls of Wisdom Knitting and Crochet Group has been spinning yarn in the DownUNDER room at Fairfield Woods Branch Library.

“It’s fun to see what people will make,” said Gloria Roach of Fairfield, a longtime member who joins sometimes as many as 20 avid knitters each Thursday morning at 10 a.m. to share stitches and companionship.

“The social end, obviously,” she said, is particularly important to her and other members.

“And we’ve all learned so much from each other,” she said, noting that all are welcome at the free group.