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DISTRIBUTION PHOTOGRAPHS

Link to : Mandela Day Distribution on 18th July 2017

Link to :  Sebokeng-Evaton Distribution  on 9th August 2017

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THE BLANKET ROOM

by Christine Johnson

Lots of blankets and goodies - over 4 pages worth since last month!

Link to The Blanket Room

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SQUARES LIST

The July 2017 Squares List is available.

Please visit the website: www.knit-a-square.com

Click on 'Received Squares'

Graph “Squares” January up until and including July

During July 172 parcels were received and opened and the total contents were:

21.065 squares (equal to 601  blankets), 459 hats, 937 pairs of handwarmers, 132 toys and many other goodies (marked with a "x" under column "Other" in the Squares list).

 To see more graphs and details, please click [HERE]

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Celebrating the gift of Handwarmers

The patterns for the Hand-Warmers found in the KAS Pattern Book have been created specifically for young children.

 They are perfect for a child and will appear small when you have finished.  Please remember they are for children and therefore will not fit an adult hand. The children who receive handwarmers are between the ages of 3 and 9 years of age.  Their hands are small since many suffer from malnutrition.

These handwarmers have been crocheted or knit following the instructions in the 

KAS Pattern Book.

Please follow these suggestions to create hand warmers that will be useful for the children.

* 4.00mm [G / 6 US] hook /needles as recommended in the patterns.

* Soft acrylic yarns in DK/Light worsted/ thin 8 ply. If you are concerned about warmth we recommend that you use 100% wool or a wool/acrylic blend. Do not use a thicker yarn.

* Follow the instructions in the patterns: Crochet   Knit  -  Twisted Rib

*The Hand Warmers will be between 11.5 and 14 cm [4.5 and 5.5 inches] when laid flat, un-stretched, not folded and not sewn up.

*For crocheters: The ribbing must go around the hand to give the needed stretch. 

Hand-Warmers are a great way to use up small balls of yarn and keep children warm and happy.

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AUGUST THEME - RESULTS SO FAR

Terrific to Touch : through stitches; yarns and applique

hosted by Heather Mensah

Link to Terrific  to  Touch

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MEET THE KAS FAMILY - STELLAR KNITTERS

Meet the KAS Family - August 2017

The Stellar Knitters hail from a land up north, Canada.

Stellar Knitters began with an invitation from a Librarian at our local library, most likely through fellow KASer Gloria Grandy.  In October of 2014 some people were contacted and what started as two knitters grew into 20. They meet every Friday from 1-2pm, and average 12 attendees every week.  Ages for the members range from 35 to 85 and they have careers including librarians, retired teachers, nurses, office workers and homemakers.

To read the rest of the details of this lovely group

follow this link : Stellar Knitters

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SEPTEMBER PATTERN OF THE MONTH

Knitted Diagonal Square

Self-patterning diagonals by Joan Humm (France) 

For the slightly more advanced knitter, a diagonal square is one of the best ways to make sure that your squares are always the perfect size and shape, no matter what yarn or needles you are using!

 

Rainbow and embellished diagonals by Karen Gordon. (UK)

Plain and self-patterning diagonals by Diana D. (USA)

Striped diagonals by Grace Weir (UK)

Striped diagonals by Kathy Platts (UK)

 

The Knitted Diagonal Square

 can be found in the KAS Pattern Book 

 where other patterns are available, please try as many as you like.

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THAT WARM FUZZY FEELING

by

Leanne Hunt

Leanne has produced two more of her excellent reports since last month's edition of KasSnippets as to what is going on in South Africa and with the team in the office. On 2nd August Bongi spoke to Ronda regarding the children in an area of Johannesburg known as Hillbrow and her concern that the children have too few clothes, and, of course, Ronda immediately sprang into action.

Her next report a few days later focuses on the going's on at the office, and her chats with Ann Barnard. Leanne also mentioned how chilly it was in Johannesburg, with a brisk wind followed by a fierce dust-storm!

To read both reports in full please use the link to : 

That Warm Fuzzy Feeling

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NEWS EXTRA AND A LAST LAUGH

Mabel's birthday celebration cake - and what a cake!

Any volunteers - can you imagine the state of the bathroom after washing this lot?

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Lovely report. Good to hear that more goodies are coming in to refill the KAS shelves. Happy belated birthday for Mabel too.

Getting a bit concerned that there are still no parcels from me in the July list though. I sent parcels in December, February, March and May that should have arrived by now.....

Hi Wendy, I have sent an e-mail about this to Ronda. Will let you know the answer.

Thanks Anneke. :-)

Thanks for another great edition, Pam.  Everything we need in one neat and colorful package!  Happy birthday to Mabel :)

Love your last laugh.  I'm not volunteering though ... haha ...xo

Thanks so much Pam for this great edition of Snippets! ......and the Spa day......you made MY day!! :)))

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