Pam published this list in the January KasSnippets. I am just moving it here for quick reference for those who like to work/plan ahead
After the Moderator team trawled through all the suggestions and ideas received from members we came up with the following list as the 'consensus' of membership support for these particular challenges.
However, nothing is set-in-stone, and, we can respond to additional Wish List Challenges from Ronda when needed!
We hope you will enjoy the various choices and the list will provide members with the chance to plan their stashes to meet the challenges!
Above all, the challenges are only a light-hearted attempt to make 'square bashing' fun, all squares are welcome at any time! The 'plain janes' are wonderful for framing the slightly fancy squares.
MARCH - Four Seasons Squares
APRIL - Sea, Seashore & Shells Squares
MAY - Variegated Yarn Squares
JUNE - Christmas Squares
JULY - Mandela Month & African themed Squares
AUGUST - Stripes, Zig-zags, Textures Squares
SEPTEMBER - Educational Squares
OCTOBER - Music/Notes/Instrument Squares
NOVEMBER - Toys and Games Squares & Knitted Teddies
DECEMBER - Squares for KasCare Aids awareness month - December 1st Worlds Aids Day
Thanks Anne for getting this set-up - much appreciated!
Thanks Anne. A timely reminder for some of the months I particularly wanted to 'knit ahead' for. :))
You say there are thirty five countries contributing to the blanket effort. You also have thirty five squares to a blanket. Some people might like to represent each nation with a symbolic square. Is it possible to know which countries contribute so that I could use the colours of their flag?
Hi Mrs. Roe,
Please check out the Square Lists that Linda publishes each month for the various countries, here is a link to Aprils List : http://api.ning.com/files/IF7s6H0Az3EmcjYHOPycrrVF0fL6hoT4n365SASWW...*Afbw6*uy6t5r2EYffdsAVXYjXW6lVpJ0-lWBMW/2013April4.pdf__
Last year in April we had a Flags of the World Challenge - it is now stored in Closed Discussions, however, you can still view it and see the Flags that Mary provided, plus the squares created by members for inspiration!_
Oops... just made a post meant for the June challenge... Scratch that!
Yes, Cherry, there is a Moderator assigned to host a challenge every month. I was hosting the May challenge and Linda is currently hosting the June one.
I went shopping today for wool. Nothing Christmas like took my fancy. I did pick up some
lovely Australian autumn colours. Some soft pinks like the bark of our trees, plus flower and
leaf colours. In my suburb the council trees are coral gums. The flowers are a different
colour each year. Oranges, reds, pinks. We also have a lot of bottle brush in reds and yellows.
have people done wildflowers ? Or herbs ?
Hi Mrs.G, these colours will make lovely squares! The Challenge is a bit of fun, but does not have to be adhered to in any shape or form. We want members to enjoy what they are doing, so Autumnal colours will be great!
Not only am I new to KAS, I am also new to computers.
Have you done wildflowers yet ? All flowers are nice. I might keep
this in mind for when we do educational. I like the ideas of the
four seasons. I'm in the middle of Autumn at the moment. I am
also doing stripes in diagonal knitting plus, I have knitted in some
hearts. I'd like to do one Christmas square of a giant snowflake.
I am crocheting a dress. I would also like to make a cuddle bag.
I am good at making teddy bears, but I would like to do some
beanies. I am making good progress and having fun. Best Wishes,
It sounds like you have lots of good ideas for squares so we'll look forward to seeing them!
About your question on wildflowers - last year we did a Challenge "Pick it from the Garden in May" and lots of flowers were made for that one. Most themes lend themselves to flowers of some sort. Next month (July) the theme is Africa - lots of scope there for flower squares.
Keep having fun!