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The May 2017 Squares List is available

Please visit the website:

www.knit-a-square.com  

Click on 'Received Squares'

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1. Squares

                -pack flat                                  -tail neatly butterflied                             -bundled in 5/10

 

 2. Inside the parcel: Include the Packing Slip                                      3.Check Postage before mailing          

GRAPHS

  The number of squares, hats, handwarmers and toys

received in South Africa in 2017 [Blue linecompared to 2016 [Red line].

The focus for 2017 and for some time to come will be:

squares for blankets, hats, handwarmers and cuddly toys.

In the 2017 Graphs the Tops and other goodies will not be recorded.

Squares: 11.905 (340 blankets)

Hats: 1082

Handwarmers: 484

Toys: 521

Because of the large volume of parcels, Ronda and the Team are unable to send personal notification of parcel arrival. Please check the Squares List.

Thank you for your understanding.

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The January 2017 Squares List is available on http://www.knit-a-square.com , Click on "Received Squares".

383 parcels were received and opened and the total contents were:

14.108 squares (equal to 403 blankets), 639 hats, 445 pairs of handwarmers, 574 toys and many other goodies (marked with a "x" under column "Other" in the Squares list)

NB: The January figures are shown by a blue dot. Next time, when the February graphs are ready, a blue line will be visible from month to month.

 

If there are any (typing) errors in the squares list regarding your name, city/state or country, please let me know and I will change it accordingly. Anneke

A great start to the new year, especially bearing in mind the situation with the flood. Thanks Anneke. :)

The February 2017 Squares List is available on http://www.knit-a-square.com , Click on "Received Squares".

The February figures are low because of the flood in the KAS Office. It was a tremendous task to clean it, nonetheless the SA team managed to open 161 parcels.

Contents: 7634 squares (218 blankets), 372 Hats, 162 pairs of Handwarmers and 270 Toys.

Other goodies received are marked with an "x" under column "Other".

If there are any (typing) errors in the squares list regarding your name, city/state or country, please let me know and I will change it accordingly. Anneke

Thanks for the update Anneke.  I am happy to see that we have more than one toy per blanket for the month.  I hope all the categories stay on an even keel so that every child can get the complete KAS package.

Hi Amy, I agree with you and feel happy that there are so many toys already at the start of the year! Maybe interesting to know that the overall totals for this year - January + February - are:

21762 squares (at about equal to 621 blankets IF made of 8" squares ), 1011 hats, 607 HWs and 884 toys. I know that Joan Humm is making MANY pairs of handwarmers so we don't have to worry about cold hands! xo 

The March 2017 Squares List is available on  http://www.knit-a-square.com , Click on "Received Squares".

305 parcels were received and opened and the total contents were:

28.912 squares (equal to 826 blankets), 837 hats, 492 pairs of handwarmers, 303 toys and many other goodies (marked with a "x" under column "Other" in the Squares list)

If there are any (typing) errors in the squares list regarding your name, city/state or country, please let me know and I will change it accordingly. Anneke

Great totals; thank you Anneke. It's especially good to see the total toys rising again from last month and to see that hats and blankets are so even.

I am a little concerned about a parcel of mine, though. I sent it back in January and was told it should only take about 8 weeks (as they usually do seem to). However, there is still no sign of it. It contained my green blanket, some toys, handwarmers and some stationary items. Is it that they are still working through the backlog from the flooding in SA or could it have gone missing?

Hi Helen, Thank you for your message. I can imagine your concern, but please don't worry. I have sent a parcel at the end of November by airmail. It took 15 days to arrive at the KAS Office - I followed it by Track&Trace -  I saw that it is recorded in the March List. There has been an administrative backlog because of a short (well-deserved)  Christmas break but most of all the flood in the KAS Office, which caused - as you already mentioned - so many problems and a lot of extra work. The administrative work still had to be done. Sorting out squares, hats, handwarmers and toys had "Prio 1", because Winter is coming soon and distributions are going to start. Hope this information will be of help?

Hi Anneke,

Thank you for your message and encouraging words. It must be very hard for everyone in the KAS Office to try and catch up following the devastating flood. I guessed that it might well be the root cause of the absence of my parcel on the list, however, it is good to hear it "confirmed"! Hopefully, as things begin to settle, the volunteers will start to catch up and the workload will ease again.

Helen

(I am sorry for how late this reply is but one of my elderly relatives has just gone into hospital and so I have been rushed off my feet with that. However, I did appreciate your very quick reply to my first message.)

The April 2017 Squares List is available on http://www.knit-a-square.com .  Click on "Received Squares".

68 parcels were received and opened and the total contents were:

3.487 squares (equal to 99 blankets), 219 hats, 231 pairs of handwarmers, 81 toys and many other goodies (marked with a "x" under column "Other" in the Squares list)

If there are any (typing) errors in the squares list regarding your name, city/state or country, please let me know and I will change it accordingly. Anneke

Thanks for the update Anneke.  It is great to see so many handwarmers coming in.  Based on past months we seem to have a bumper crop of hats this year.

The May 2017 Squares List is available on http://www.knit-a-square.com . Click on "Received Squares".

269 parcels were received and opened and the total contents were:

11.905 squares (at about equal to 340 blankets), 1082 hats, 484 pairs of handwarmers, 521 toys and many other goodies (marked with a "x" under column "Other" in the Squares list).

The overall totals from Jan 2017 - May 2017 are: 66.046 squares, 3149 hats, 1749 pairs of handwarmers and 1749 toys.

If there are any (typing) errors in the squares list regarding your name, city/state or country, please let me know and I will change it accordingly. Anneke

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