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Reminder: Meeting at Harlow Platts Park Wednesday 4-6

Just a reminder: we will be meeting IN PERSON at Harlow Platts Park (by Viele Lake in South Boulder) from 4-6 on Wednesday. We'll have a spot to drop off finished projects and pick up the new pattern (you'll need to provide your own yarn). Remember we'll also be collecting sweaters for the refugee project. If you'd like to stay and knit, please bring a chair or blanket. We'll sit in small groups rather than in one large one. Hope to see you there!
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Refugee sweaters: Update and pattern links

Thanks to Roxana Bartlett, Lori Tomatz and Eleri Robinson, there were enough little sweaters (and some hats too) to fill a box to be sent to Wales, United Kingdom!
Once in Wales the knit-wear will join some 2020 other little sweaters that will be taken to a refugee camp in France at the end of the year.
Eleri plans to send a second shipment at the end of September, early October so if anyone has a little sweater to send to Wales please bring it along to the next Community Knitting gathering (September 16) and it will get to its destination! You can find Roxana's free pattern here with a correction here.Another easy beginner sweater pattern that's free is Flax from Tin Can Knits. And I had lots of fun with another pattern/recipe of theirs (not free), Strange Brew

We're meeting outside September 16!

Hi all,I hope you've been holding up okay over this unusual summer. I have good news - we are going to meet in person again! We'll keep this as safe as possible - outdoors and distanced, with face coverings - but we understand that some high-risk folks may need to stay away. We will be meeting September 16 from 4-6PM at Harlow Platts park by Viele Lake in South Boulder. Some of us will try to snag a picnic table where you can drop off your finished projects. Please bring a camping chair or blanket to sit on and wear a face covering. If you'd just like to come by, drop off your projects, say hello, and head out, that's fine! And if you'd like to stay and knit a while, we will probably be sitting in small groups rather than one large group.Please remember to bring any finished projects for Community Knitting and also any sweaters you've made for the Wales refugee project so that Eleri can send them on. If you'd like to contribute towards books for Clinica (w…

Hats and bears and a check-in

Hello knitters - I hope you are all hanging in there during this pandemic. I hope you're finding knitting to be a comfort and a distraction. I have a few finished items to share with you today.
Here are some fun and colorful hats from Sue...
and a fantastic table full of bears from Linda!
I sincerely hope everyone is staying safe and healthy and in good spirits.

Please send photos of finished Community Knitting projects to amysantamaria@gmail.com for me to share with the group. (If you already sent me something and it didn't make it onto the blog, that is my Swiss cheese brain - just resend please!) 

Knit on!

May vest and hat: Mosaic Swirls

This project and post is from Laurels. You can get the pdf pattern HERE. Read on for more!
Greetings Community Knitters,
I hope everyone is well and taking advantage of extra knitting time!
As you know, we usually begin a vest and hat combo in May for our summer project.  I volunteered to work up a pattern for this year’s project, and therefore offer the following “Mosaic Swirls Vest and Hat”.  Since we will not be able to meet in May, I have asked that the pattern be distributed electronically so that people can get started before they drift off into the haze of summer and forget. In a year when so many people have lost their jobs, there may be more children than ever in need of warm clothing for the coming winter. If anyone can make lemonade out of the stay/safer-at-home orders, it would be knitters!:  needles-a-flying, and warm garb accumulating!
The pattern incorporates some mosaic knitting, which creates color patterns using slip stitches. But the pattern is designed so that people w…

16 hats, 4 bears, 4 mittens, and 1 neck warmer

Hi everyone! Here is a very inspiring update from Twyla. Thanks to Linda for this incredible donation of her time and talent!

From Twyla:
Linda Leach has been knitting away despite the temporarily suspended Boulder Community Knitting meetings😊

So, in addition to the masks we've been giving them, today they will also pick up Linda's latest batch of beautiful hats, mittens and bears (and a rogue neck warmer that found its way into the bag lol).

When she came over to show me what she'd made, I thought she'd never get to the bottom of the bag, as she removed item after beautiful item!

A photo shoot ensued and I thought you might like to share some pics with the group.

Clinica Campesina will be picking these up today, along with some masks. They are serving a larger population as other medical facilities are closed and they are taking the overflow of additional patients. I'm sure Linda's items will be much appreciated.

Can't wait to see everyone post COVID!






Updates

I owe you a post! Sorry for the silence of late. I hope everyone is staying healthy physically and mentally. I miss you all! I've received a few updates and photos that I can share with you today:
First, an update on masks from Twyla: 
Hi all - 
The mask project for Clinica is in full swing. Thought I'd share a pic of the ones they'll be picking up today.
We could use some more seamstresses if anyone is interested. I've got kits of ten available to pick up or I can drop off to you.
We are particularly in need of more satin or grograin ribbon if anyone has any they'd like to donate. I'd be happy to do a porch pickup anywhere in Boulder County!
Also, today I attended a Zoom meeting with Masks for Humanity. They are a grassroots network of makers who are sewing masks in their local communities. There were over 200 makers on the call. A documentary about everyone's efforts is being made from video taken during the call. 
It was so inspiring to be a part of that…