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October meeting, books, and LOTS of yarn

 Hi everyone and happy fall!

Our next meeting will be Wednesday, October 12, from 3:00 to 4:30 at  the Boulder Public Library Meadows branch.

We had a very large donation of yarn to our group, and Giselle will be bringing it to the October meeting. Come prepared to take some (or a lot!) home with you for your Community Knitting projects!

Our October project is mittens, pattern HERE. You will need bulky weight WOOL yarn (wool is best for mittens, doesn't have to be machine washable) and US 9, 10, or 10.5 (5.5-6.5 mm) double point needles, plus a cable needle (or extra DPN). If you don't have bulky weight, you can hold together two strands of DK weight, or a strand of worsted and a strand of fingering weight, or whatever combination gets you something like bulky. If you don't have wool, or mittens are just not your thing, we can always use more hats.

We are also accepting new or gently used children's books to include with our holiday donations, so feel free to bring some to the October or November meetings. 

If you are not on the email list, or you know someone who would like to be added to the email list, the link to sign up is HERE.

Upcoming meetings:

November 9, 2022

December 14, 2022

January 11, 2023


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