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Scarf pattern and dress warmly

It's going to be chilly, but we're still on for today 4:00 at Harlow Platts Park/Viele Lake pavilion. Dress warmly, bring a chair, and we'll see how long we can tough it out - it might be a short meeting! Do use your judgment - if a wintry meetup is not for you, you are welcome to just drop off any finished items and head back somewhere warm, and we'll look forward to a more comfortable meetup in May.  Our April pattern is the oddball scarf. You will need a 24 inch US 9 or 10 (5.5 or 6 mm) circular needle and odds and ends of worsted weight yarn totaling about 2 ounces. You can pick up a printed pattern or download one here:  Oddball Scarf There is plenty of opportunity to play and have fun with this scarf - change gauge, hold yarns double, use up small scraps and leftovers, play with color and stripes, throw in some crazy fuzzy or sparkly yarns. Enjoy, and hope to see you tonight!
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Meeting this Wednesday, and materials needed

 Hi everyone, I realize I forgot to include the DATE for our April meeting on the last post. I've added it, but if you just look at the email notifications and not the website, you didn't get the update. We are meeting this Wednesday, April 14, at the pavilion at Harlow Platts park by Viele Lake in South Boulder at 4:00. Bring a chair and stay to knit! We will be making a scarf. For this project, bring some some odds and ends of worsted weight machine washable yarn totaling about 2 ounces. You will also need a US 9 or 10 (5.5 or 6 mm) circular needle, 24 inches or longer. As you can see from the photo, this is a good chance to use some fun novelty yarns you may have sitting around.  See you there!

April meeting - stay and knit!

Hi everyone! For our April meeting, I'm pleased to say that, rather than just a drop-off, we are planning to stay and knit! We'll be outside, so this is weather permitting. Meet at Viele Lake by the pavilion at 4 on Wednesday, April 14. Bring a chair, yarn, needles, and any finished projects to turn in. If you have made any blanket rectangles, you can bring them too. We'll be making a scarf for our April project. Check back in a few days for project information. Looking forward to some community time after such a difficult year, and a heartbreaking month on top of that.  A note about masks: Boulder County has amended its mask mandate to only apply to indoor locations. For outdoor locations, there are no requirements, though they recommend wearing a mask when it's impossible to maintain a 6-foot distance. Using this as a guide, I will not be wearing a mask but will gladly keep my distance and respect anyone's decision to wear one. You can mask or not, whatever you fe

Tragedy in Boulder

After Monday's events in South Boulder, I hope all of you are safe and supported in this tragedy by family, friends, and community. If you need support of any kind, please reach out to this community in the comments - there are many generous and compassionate hearts here.  When terrible things happen, I just want to DO something. I suspect many of you feel the same way. It's hard to know what to do, but there is always knitting. So I came up with an idea, and I hope that you'll join me if it can provide you with some comfort and a sense of direction and purpose.  I thought we could make some collaborative blankets to give to emergency workers to distribute to people who have experienced trauma (through direct donation to a police or fire department if we can get a contact or thorough Project Linus if we can't). To contribute, make as many rectangles as you like (directions below). I and any interested volunteers can seam the rectangles into strips and then seam the stri

Next drop-off: Wednesday, March 10 2-3 PM at Viele Lake

  Diana's hat BINGO - lots of color! Hi everyone - I hope you've been having fun knitting hats for Clinica. Our next drop-off is Wednesday, March 10, from 2-3 PM at the pavilion at Viele Lake in South Boulder. We are hoping, weather permitting, to meet outside and knit together in April. Your March knitting assignment is to just continue on with hats (the ones from this post or any hat pattern you like). We will have a scarf pattern available in April.  Miss you all! Stay well and happy knitting! 

So many hats!

Great job knitting hats this past month! The hat bingo game (details in  this post ) provided some extra knitting motivation, and we collected a whopping 145 hats in a variety of sizes, colors, and patterns (and a sweet little blue sweater too). If you haven't gotten that bingo yet, don't worry! We're extending it another month. If you do get your 5-hat bingo, just drop me an email at amysantamaria@gmail.com so I can send you your free pattern prizes and enter you in the drawing for donated prizes. And of course, you can always skip the bingo game altogether and pick whatever you like from the list of patterns (or your own old standbys) to make.  Keep knitting and know that you are making a difference to people in your community. My heart is so warmed by the generosity of our group. You're all in my thoughts as we make our way through this long Colorado winter. 

Dropoff Wednesday afternoon at Harlow Platts

Have you been busy knitting your bingo hats? Our next dropoff is Wednesday, February 10, from 2-3 at Harlow Platts park. Let's gather a great big pile of hats to give to Clinica. We have plenty of winter left in Colorado and lots of people to keep warm! Remember to snap a photo of your hats before you donate them. When you complete a bingo, let me know by leaving a comment here or by sending an email to amysantamaria@gmail.com. I mentioned prizes, so here's what I have so far: I will give anyone who gets a bingo a free copy of my worsted-weight socks e-book (5 patterns) and a scarf pattern I wrote last month. If anyone else has any prizes they'd like to donate (things knitters would like), please let me know. Possibilities: special yarn, knitting notions, knitting books or patterns. For any physical items, I will use a random number generator to select a winner. If it's electronic (a pdf of a pattern you wrote, for example), let me know if you'd like to offer a cert