Link to : Mandela Day Distribution on 18th July 2017
Link to : Sebokeng-Evaton Distribution on 9th August 2017
THE BLANKET ROOM
by Christine Johnson
Lots of blankets and goodies - over 4 pages worth since last month!
Link to The Blanket Room
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]
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
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.
*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.
AUGUST THEME - RESULTS SO FAR
Terrific to Touch : through stitches; yarns and applique
hosted by Heather Mensah
Link to Terrific to Touch
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.
follow this link : Stellar Knitters
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)
can be found in the KAS Pattern Book
where other patterns are available, please try as many as you like.
THAT WARM FUZZY FEELING
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 :
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?
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!! :)))