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 Fabulous photos of happy children after the

HILLBROW DISTRIBUTION

And more from a distribution to

 MMAKWENADI  Day Care

If you want to see evidence of your generosity, you only need to look at what's being

 SORTED IN SOUTH AFRICA 

and then move into

 THE BLANKET ROOM

to see photos of what happens to all those beautiful squares!

It is confusing when post offices can't decide what the 'rules' are! 

We've had some expressions of uncertainty with regard to how much to declare as the value of a parcel.

Please go to our HELPFUL HINTS, and specifically POSTAGE INFORMATION for clarity.

If you have some time as you curl up beside your Christmas tree, you might like to join

Our December Theme

BITS and BOBS

Elaine Jones (UK) has offered us a chance to do some serious stash-busting and use up some of our odds and ends, bits and pieces, leftover yarn.  She says, "Just think of all the space you’ll make and money you’ll save … just in time to go yarn shopping in the January sales!  Let’s do some stash-busting for the children ..."

On our Square Circle Forum, we share photos of our work, stay up to date with information from KAS S.A., exchange patterns, ideas, and inspiration, and generally just

have a lot of fun!

JOIN US ...

... won't you?

We've even been known to throw a party now and then in support of Knit-a-Square!  

Our guest list is growing, so why not join our PAY THE RENT Campaign and help put our calendar 'in the pink'.

We promise that all of our sweets are absolutely calorie-free!

!!!  COMING  IN  JANUARY  !!!

NEW KAS Shop item our crafters won't want to miss!

!!!! WATCH FOR IT HERE !!!!

Do you have something you would like to share with other KASers?   Want to know what a KAStail is ... where KASville is ... when it's KAStime?  Would you like to catch up on our ongoing discussions?  Come on in to

THE HEART OF KAS - MEMBERS' CORNER

Everyone is welcome!

This month, our

SQUARE HEART AWARD

went to some very special people!

Click HERE to find out who these fabulous people are.

JANUARY PATTERN OF THE MONTH 

 

To coincide with Amy’s Toy Story theme from January – April 2017

the Pattern of the Month for January is

the KAS Cuddlebug.

This delightful toy has been designed as the mascot for KAS. It will give hours of fun to the child who receives it.

 

 KAS Cuddlebug & Baby Cuddlebug crochet pattern by Elaine Jones (UK)

 

 

KAS Cuddlebug knit pattern by Karen Bennett (UK) & Christine Johnson (UK)

 

KAS Cuddlebugs are great for using up scraps of yarn as seen in this photo of

A Huggle of Cuddlebugs by Susanne Leverton (Australia)

 

Here’s another cute KAS Cuddlebug by Amy (USA)

 

The KAS Cuddlebug crochet pattern and knit pattern is available in

The KAS Pattern Book where other patterns are available, please try as many as you like.

 A little reminder of our 2017 monthly themes.

For any of you lucky crafters who made it onto

Santa's 'nice' list and asked for

a cart full of cashmere,

a wagon full of worsted,

a mountain of merino,

or a yacht full of yarn

start planning now for ways to use it all up!

Find next year's full Monthly Theme list

HERE

The November 2016 Squares List is available

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

Click on 'Received Squares'

 

During November Ronda and the Team have been very busy!  

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

18,601 squares (equal to 531 blankets), 505 hats, 326 pairs of handwarmers, 790 toys

and many other goodies (marked under column "Other" in the Squares list).

 

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.

 

N.B: If there are any errors in the squares list regarding your name, city/state or country, please leave a comment HERE to let us know and it will be changed accordingly.

 

A BIG THANK YOU to the Team in SA, the Gogos

 and all the crafting volunteers around the world

 who make it possible to warm the children! 

We, your Forum Moderators, would like to thank you for your support of KAS, for your constant participation on our Forum, and for the love, warmth, and color you have added to so many young lives.  Without you, too many children would be chilly, our volunteers in S.A. would feel valueless, and your Mods would be miserable :)

From all of us to all of you,

A Very Merry Christmas

and may 2017

keep you in stitches!

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Everyone outdid themselves this year. Anne is a star for that poem! Well done! :o)

Anne....you've done it again! A very moving poem. I'm not ashamed to admit that it brought tears to my eyes.

The whole of this month's Snippets is a delight. .....colourful and informative. Thank you all so much for all the time and effort that you put into this.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS to everyone.

This is just the most fabulous edition ever... Well done Glo for pulling it all together, Andrea for the wonderful masthead, Anne for that poem ... It just leaves you speechless . In fact everyone who has contributed to this .. Such a team xx

Thank you Gloria (and all contributors), for such a wonderful, colourful edition of Snips! A special thanks to Anne for such a touching poem.

Thank you all for a wonderful Christmassy Snippets; a real pleasure to read!

Merry Christmas and happy new year to everyone!

What a fantastic edition of Snippets.  The precious faces at the beginning and the incredible touching poetry at the end, bookend the great news about what KAS has been doing.  Thank you Gloria.

A fabulous end to a truly remarkable year of Snips. Thank you so much Glo and Sharon for each and every addition.....goodness only knows how you will top it in 2017.......just kidding, it surely doesn't come any better than this year.  :)) Thank you Andrea for the festive baubles on our masthead. (KAS Snippets) 

Thank you for the poem, Anne....so heartfelt.....and an opportunity for me to remind myself of how lucky we are and how we can and do make a difference in this world.

Thank you to 'the team' who contribute the 'little snippets'  to Glo each month that keep us all updated.

Merry Christmas to fellow K-A-Sers, worldwide.......may you all have a joyful, festive season, peace and happiness in 2017. xo

Wonderful final edition for 2016 !  Each issue keeps getting better and better.

Thank you to all who contributed to keep us informed in such an interesting way.

As my intention for January is to knit and crochet some Cuddlebugs I was delighted to find out that's the featured pattern for the month....Yaaaay! This is an excellent newsletter and thank you so much for all the love and creativity that went into it. Hugs and high fives...or should we just raise our crochet hooks and knitting needles and looms and click them together...like in a toast. Onwards and upwards gals and guys...way to go!!!

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