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Meeting May 11: Sweaters

Hi all! Our next meeting will be Wednesday, May 11 from 3:00 to 4:30 at the Meadows branch of the Boulder Public Library (large meeting room on your right when you enter). May is traditionally our kid vest/sweater month. Roxana has donated a fun side-to-side bulky weight sweater pattern for us to use. You can find the pattern HERE , or we will have printed copies available at the meeting. You will need 450-500 yards of bulky weight machine washable yarn and a US 9 (5.5 mm) 24 or 32 inch circular needle. If you don't have enough bulky weight on hand, you can hold two strands of sport or DK weight together, or you can work on any of our past patterns, or any kids sweater or vest pattern you like. Here are a few that are all in worsted weight: Striped vest and hat set from 2021 (photo in this post ) Mosaic vest and hat set from 2020 (uses slip stitch/mosaic colorwork) Flax, a free pattern by Tin Can Knits (seamless, top-down raglan sweater) Hope to see you there!
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April bears!

Bears by Roxana It's bear time! Our next meeting will be Wednesday, April 13 from 3:00 to 4:30 at the Meadows branch of the Boulder Public library. We will be working on Roxana's bear pattern, which you can find HERE . We will also have printed copies available. You will need to bring worsted weight yarn and US 5 or 6 (3.75 or 4 mm) double pointed needles. You can use neutral colors (white, brown, gray, etc.) for a more realistic bear, or mix it up with a fun color.  If this pattern feels beyond your skill set, there will be help available at the meeting, or you are always welcome to make a hat - we can never have too many of those! My go-to recommendation for a free worsted-weight hat pattern is the Barley hat from Tin Can Knits.  Hope to see you there!

Make-up meeting March 15 2:30-4

First, I just want to say I'm sorry if you made the trek in to the library yesterday to find out that our meeting was canceled. I don't have any way to push notifications - the emails from the website are sent by google with some unknown latency, and I don't maintain an email list. I never thought about weather cancellations. before, so from here on out, if there's inclement weather, I'd recommend taking a look at the website (bouldercommunityknitting.com) before heading out to make sure it's still on. Second, we're going to do a make-up meeting for March on Tuesday, the 15th, from 2:30-4:00 at the Meadows branch of the Boulder Public Library. You can just come by and drop off finished items/pick up the new pattern(s), or you can stay and knit, just like a regular meeting. I hope you can make it!   If you're itching to cast on March's project, you can find links to the patterns in THIS POST .

March meeting canceled for icy roads!

 Hi all,  Sorry for the late notice, but due to the snow and in anticipation of icy roads this afternoon/evening, we are canceling today's meeting. We'll try to get a dropoff time/location in the next week so that we can get hats and other knits distributed while there is still some winter left. My apologies if you don't receive this notification before the meeting - the email gets sent out automatically and I don't have control over that. Stay cozy and warm and keep knitting!

March 9 meeting

 Hello knitters, We will be meeting Wednesday, March 9, BACK AT THE MEADOWS BRANCH of the Boulder Public Library, from 3:00-4:30. We have two hat patterns for March. You can get them at the links below or we'll have some hard copies available at the meeting. Hope to see you there! I want to point out that the beautiful art pieces in the background of these photos are Giselle's own quilt panels. Stunning work! First there is Roxana's Hat with Four Corners , made with worsted weight yarn and US 7 (4.5 mm) needles. It's shown here with a pompom, but that's optional. Seeing this hat pattern made me a little sentimental, as it was the first Community Knitting project I ever made, many years ago. There's a little simple seaming at the end, but NO DECREASES, so if you hate working on DPNs, this is the hat pattern for you. I think I see a stack of these in my future! There's a specified stripe pattern, but you can make a solid version or use up your leftovers and st

February hat pattern

You can find the pattern for our February hat HERE . There will also be paper copies at the meeting on February 9. You will need to bring about 120 yards of machine washable worsted weight yarn in 2 colors and size US #7 or 8 (4.5 or 5mm) needles. For info about our next meeting, please see THIS POST .