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Anne Powell replied to Susan Haines's discussion August Monthly Challenge - The Beauty of Blues!
"Sounds like this is going to be such a fun challenge, Susan. Love the inspiration for different ways of using blue in your photo. You have bee a tad busy, methinks? This ought to be a good month for "repetunes" - those awful songs that get…"
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Linda Maltby replied to Anne Powell's discussion THE GREAT KAS CONTEST (KONTEST??)
"Not the impression we had Christine !  Your reply showed that your focus was on making squares to keep the children warm. "
19 minutes ago
Christine Johnson replied to Anne Powell's discussion THE GREAT KAS CONTEST (KONTEST??)
"Thank you Anne, That blue/yellow/white square is one of several in the batch using a basic slip-stitch technique. The one above it and the blue and orange one above that are all made in much the same way. All garter stitch but every few rows you…"
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PATTERN OF THE MONTH-July

Diagonal Knit Square

A Diagonal square is easy to knit. 

It is also easy to achieve the 8”/20cm needed for a square.…

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Created by Linda Maltby Jul 1, 2014 at 3:42am. Last updated by Linda Maltby Jul 1.

JUNE 2014

The Square Heart Award for June 2014 is for Beth in Canada

 

Beth has been a member of the Knit-a-Square Forum since July 2010.  Since then, she has been quietly working away to keep the children warm.

 


 To read the rest of the award, 

please click here

 

 


 

KAS VISITS THE HOUSE

HONOURING THE LEGACY NELSON MANDELA

What an amazing week it was last week culminating in the many Mandela Day initiative that Knit-A-Square took part in, or was associated with, on Friday, 18 July.

I have to mention one of our very special volunteers, Molly, who set a personal goal to make 67 blankets for KAS ahead of Mandela Day using mainly the odd shapes or we have been sent over the last few months.  What Molly managed to create was 67 magnificent blankets - nothing short of amazing.  AND, she achieved her goal, and delivered to KAS one day ahead of her deadline, this magnificent blanket.

Well done Molly!

We had a number of businesses and volunteer groups assisting KAS by sewing together blankets or knitting/crocheting squares on Friday and will no doubt provide feedback on those various initiatives as and when we get the contributions and photos back.

On Friday, Wendy, Lindi and I joined the staff and children of The Sunshine Centre, as well as many members of the Eldorado Park community, to celebrate the memory of Nelson Mandela.  We took blankets, tops, beanies, toys and food for the children based at the centre and added a few extra of each item for Lena, the Principal, to hand to vulnerable children in the area.

 The Sunshine Centre looks after children with a variety of special needs.

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THE GREAT KAS CONTEST (KONTEST??)

Started by Anne Powell in CHALLENGES and WISH LIST. Last reply by Linda Maltby 19 minutes ago. 157 Replies

Ten Thousand Homes

Started by Linda Maltby in VIDEOS. Last reply by Linda Maltby 55 minutes ago. 2 Replies

MEMORY BLANKETS

Started by Linda Maltby in Memory Blankets. Last reply by Linda Maltby 1 hour ago. 19 Replies

Furry, Feathered and Fishy Companions 2014

Started by P. Jeanne Haessler in Cafe KAS. Last reply by Pam Antink 4 hours ago. 430 Replies

Children welcome Knit-a-Square

Started by Linda Maltby in VIDEOS. Last reply by Sue Gillman 7 hours ago. 1 Reply

LOST CHILDHOOD by Eileen Fletcher

Started by Linda Maltby in VIDEOS. Last reply by Sue Gillman 7 hours ago. 2 Replies

 
 
 

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July 22

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PATTERN REVISIONS !

A NOTE ABOUT OUR PATTERN REVISIONS AND WHY THEY ARE IMPORTANT

This photo shows some excellent vests with good body length and generous armholes.  We are recommending having armholes 1/3, side seam 2/3 of total body length. 

To read more go to : 

Pattern Revisions

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Blanket Support for a Gogo

Support the women who support KAS, and their families, while helping to assemble even more blankets for the kids.

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RADIO INTERVIEW !

20th June 2014

LISTEN TO RONDA !

Ronda was interviewed live on Radio Veritas at 08h30 on 20th. Tune in to 576MW or DSTV channel 870 or go to www.radioveritas.co.za 

and click the 'live streaming' button to listen from wherever you are in the world.

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